Using Phones And Computers Before Bedtime Might Be Endangering Your Life, Study Shows

The human body has not yet fully adapted to the fast changes in technology. 

After all, it takes millions of years for evolution to fully take hold; however, technology has quickly improved in the past decades. The human body could only cope with as much as it could handle.

We now live in a modern world where people rely a lot on technology. Thanks to electricity, we could stay up as late as we want and make the nighttime as day, for as long as we want to.

We have plenty of different types of gadgets and electronics to keep us happy and to help us have an easier life – yet it seems that these are taking a toll on our bodies.

Did you know that regular use of computer and phone before sleeping is killing you?

That’s kind of scary considering most, if not all, of us are using either computers or phones (sometimes both) before bedtime.

At night, light throws the body's biological clock—the circadian rhythm—out of whack. Sleep suffers. 

Worse, research shows that it may contribute to the causation of cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and obesity.

Under the cover of darkness, our bodies produce melatonin which helps control our body’s circadian rhythm which controls sleep and wake cycles.

Because artificial light tricks the body into thinking it is still day time, melatonin production is suppressed. 

Studies have shown that people with low melatonin are more prone to cancer and various ailments because this vital hormone actually helps protect our cells from damage.

Aside from cancer, melatonin suppression also leads to heart disease, metabolic syndrome, obesity, type 2 diabetes, and impaired immune systems.

Melatonin is the chemical that controls our body clock. It is a hormone produced by the pineal gland at night and under conditions of darkness.

It is cobsidered as 'timing messenger,' signaling nighttime information throughout the body.
Exposure to light at night, especially short-wavelength light, can slow or even cease melatonin production, interrupting sleep.

How To Prevent Melatonin Suppression

Dimming devices at night as much as possible in order to minimize melatonin suppression is highly recommended. Also, one should limit the amount of time spent using these devices prior to bedtime. Experts advised that these devices should not be used for more than an hour.

If possible, you could turn the lights off while sleeping but if you can’t sleep without some luminance, use red night light as it was known to be the least disruptive in the melatonin production.
During day time, make sure to get plenty of natural bright light from the sun to help adjust the circadian rhythm accordingly.

(Source: TheDailyPedia)
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