You all love your smartphone, that’s a sure bet. It’s your favorite gadget in the whole wide world, and you use it for everything, from checking your favorite recipe online to chatting with your friends.
But, you may not want to hear that your phone has a detrimental effect to your overall health.
Have you ever heard of cell radiation? It’s all about the blue light coming from your phone.
“Blue light is part of the full light spectrum, which means we’re exposed to it by the sun every day. However, nighttime exposure to that light, which is emitted at high levels by smartphones, tablets, laptops, and other LED screens, may be damaging your vision.
It also suppresses production of the hormone melatonin, which throws off your body’s natural sleep cues.”
Scientists have confirmed the relation between smartphones and the following health problems/diseases:
- Cancer risk
The blue light affects your good night’s sleep, and increases your risk of developing cancer, especially breast and prostate cancer.
Melatonin is your body’s natural weapon against cancer. The blue light suppresses it, and excessive exposure to it can create a perfect soil for the development of severe health problems.
As mentioned before, the blue light affects melatonin levels. You need this hormone to enjoy a normal sleeping cycle. The lack of melatonin causes irregular sleeping pattern, and causes the following issues:
- Cardiovascular problems
- Memory issues
- Premature aging
- Slow responding
- Vision problems
The blue light damages your retina, and causes macular degeneration and cataracts.
Scientists explain that some 35-year-old patients have the same problems as elderly due to their excessive use of smartphones. However, scientists need to conduct further research to support this claim.
Will you still stare in your smartphone for hours before falling asleep?