In modern society, mobile phones are inseparable objects that everyone has, regardless of age and gender. You can forget to bring your wallet when you go out, but you can’t forget your cell phone.
Meanwhile, sleep is especially important for physical and mental health. Excessive phone use directly affects our sleep and health.
A study by the National Sleep Foundation (sleep research) found that about 48% of American adults use devices such as tablets and laptops when going to bed. Research in many other countries indicates that this is most common among young people.
Here are the effects when using the phone right before bed.
1. Causing lack of sleep
Dr Dan Siegel, a professor of psychiatry at the University of California (UCLA), points out that whether it’s 10 p.m., 11 p.m. or midnight, looking at your phone screen before bed sends signals to the brain. The brain will misunderstand that it is not time to go to sleep yet, when in fact it is not. So you’ve pushed yourself into an ironic loop: you look at your phone because you’re not sleepy, but you’re not sleepy because you’re looking at your phone.
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In a video for Business Insider, Dr. Siegel explains why looking at a phone screen for a long time sends the wrong signals to the brain. When you use the phone, the brain will be fooled and not produce melatonin. Melatonin is a hormone that regulates sleep and wake cycles. If we interfere with this process, sleep is inevitable.
2. Direct negative effects on eyes
Looking at electronic products for a long time is very harmful to the eyes, lying on the phone is even more harmful to the eyes.
Bearing the burden of vision loss, many people will lie on their side to see comfortably, for a long time will put a certain pressure on the eyes, resulting in different vision of the left and right eyes, seriously affecting the work. our daily work and study.
Not only that, long-term use can also make the eyes dry and itchy, causing eye inflammation, worse, corneal perforation.
This is the first incalculable harm of using the phone too much, for too long and especially in poor lighting conditions. You will clearly feel the fatigue, dryness and discomfort of your eyes.
3. Effects on the spine
Many people lie down and use their phones but do not lie flat. Some lie on their backs in bed, some on their sides. These postures will make the muscles work unevenly.
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Lying behind the posture for a long time puts a lot of force on the neck, which can cause neck pain, easy cervical spondylosis, lumbar disc herniation and other pathologies.
4. Increased risk of cancer
The World Health Organization (WHO) has recommended that lying on the phone for a long time or before going to bed can cause cancer because it has the ability to emit electromagnetic radiation. These radiations when exposed regularly will cause types of cancer such as breast cancer, prostate cancer. So limiting cell phone use is the best way to prevent cancer risk.
5. Damage to the skin
When lying and looking at the phone, the distance between the phone and the face will be very close, and the radiation of the phone is relatively large, which will greatly affect the skin.
In the long run, there will appear skin problems such as acne, edema and spots. This incalculable harm affects women more heavily, especially those who stay up late and have heavy work pressure.
Although mobile phone has brought convenience to our lives and is a modern tool that everyone can’t do without, we must limit the use of mobile phones. If you have any of the above symptoms, it means your body is advising you. Correct this bad habit right away to love and take care of your health more.
According to BI, Brightside