Los cell phones They have practically become an extension of us. We carry them everywhere and whether we need to talk to someone or want to have a moment of leisure, these devices are the first choice to do so.
These technologies are so used that even sleeping, thousands of people cannot get rid of them. As we well know, any excess is bad and in this case, prolonged exposure and intensive use of cell can affect our health especially before sleep. Meet the risks to use the cell before or after sleeping.
Is sleeping near the cell phone as harmful as it is said?
In the last week, how many times did you check the cell while trying to fall asleep? Probably more than you would like to accept, and this is a very common practice, but if you continue doing it, it could harm your Health and quality of life.
Contrary to what one might think, sleep near the cell phone it is not a cause for concern compared to the problems of using it minutes before resting.
The real problem is using too much cell before sleep. A study published in the Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care mentions that the use of smartphones bedtime negatively affects sleep quality and could trigger other problems such as heart disease, diabetes, or even cancer.
In a nutshell, the cell it is harmful if it is used before going to sleep and not for the simple fact of lying down next to it. Thus, checking the phone or tablet before bed can be just as damaging to sleep patterns as drinking large amounts of caffeine.
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Blue light from screens is responsible for bad sleep
The blue light It is part of the visible light spectrum and is emitted by natural sources such as the sun, but also by electronic devices such as cell phones the tablets.
The Northwestern Medicine health center mentions that prolonged exposure to this light could suppress the brain’s production of melatonin, a hormone that helps with sleep timing and circadian rhythms.
Circadian rhythms allow our bodies to regulate the physical and mental changes that occur over the course of a day. Sudden changes in light affect this rhythm and completely alter our body.
Sleep is an essential part of a good Health. Según el National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute of the United States, not getting enough sleep or consistently having poor quality sleep increases the risk of having serious conditions, such as:
– Cancer. Sleep duration, sleep quality, circadian rhythm and sleep disorders can increase cancer risk, according to the Sleep Foundation.
– Diabetes. Researchers at the US National Library believe that sleep restriction may affect blood sugar levels due to its effects on insulin, cortisol and oxidative stress.
Also, the lack of a good rest could compromise alertness. That, coupled with the attention given to a cell at night, it’s a perfect mix for car accidents or any kind the next morning after a bad dream.
Can cell phone radio frequencies cause cancer?
The National Cancer Institute of the United States mentions that cell phones they do emit radiofrequency radiation, but not in worrying amounts. Like the waves of FM radio and microwaves, the radio frequency of mobile phones emits non-ionizing radiation, which is not strong enough to cause canceras would gamma rays, X-rays or ultraviolet light.
A common question is whether sleep with the cell phone causes infertility in men. The reality is that no, what can cause this problem is having the cell near the groin, or at least this is what an investigation carried out by the Carmel Medical Center and the Technion of Haifa, in Israel, revealed. The results of the study revealed that semen quality dropped to levels that could cause infertility among men who typically carry their phones two feet or less from their groin.
So unless you sleep with him cell between your legs, you don’t have to worry.
Recommendations for better sleep
We have already seen that the use of cell before sleeping is harmful to the Health in incredible ways, so we recommend the following:
– During sleeping hours, leave the phone away from your body.
– Don’t use the cell while you have low signal strength.
– Avoid products that claim to block radio frequency energy.
– Avoid the use of cell or the tablet at least one hour before bedtime.
– If you use your cell As an alarm clock, place it out of reach from your bed.
– Take advantage of natural light during the day as much as you can, this so that you are alert during the day and can sleep better at night.
– Keep a regular schedule for sleeping and waking up. If possible, even on weekends.
A good rest brings more to your Health what you think We know that technologies are currently important for many areas of our lives, but staying away from them a little can make the difference between a healthy life and one full of unfortunate ailments.
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