A recent study revealed that about 8 out of ten people use their mobile phones in the bedroom and about 5 out of 10 people use their smartphones in the bedroom as alarm clock.
The same study revealed that people who use smartphones in their bedroom encounter trouble getting out of their bed in the morning. Different scientists have also linked chronic sleep problems to use of smartphones in our bedrooms. Blue light emitted by our smartphones has been found to arouse brain neurons. This is the reason some people find it hard sleeping. Using smartphones in the bedroom not only affects the way we fall asleep but it also negatively affects the quality of sleep we get. Using a smartphone affects the quality of sleep we get because it interferes with production of sleep inducing hormone known as melatonin.
There could be other health-related issues that may make people to find it hard getting out of bed but some studies have revealed that using your smartphones in the bedroom could also lead to trouble waking up in the morning.
How you benefit by not using your smartphone in the bedroom
You reduce the addiction of chatting until late hours: The young generation likes staying late chatting and playing their favorite games using their smartphones. If the body gets used to sleeping late, re-adjusting it requires discipline. Avoid using it when it’s time to sleep.
Reduces time your body gets exposed to radiation:
Using your smartphone in the bedroom affects you in one way or the other through the radiations emitted by your smartphone.
Even though there is no complete study that links smartphones to cancer development, some studies have found out that smartphones do emit some electromagnetic waves that our bodies can absorb. Body parts nearest to the phones are normally the most affected when we use smartphones.
It gives you enough time to relax and avoid disturbance from the notifications from your smartphone
Being alert every time you wait for a notification or a phone call in your smartphone has been linked to posttraumatic stress disorder. The notifications in your smartphones could be the reason why you find it hard sleeping. If you have to go to bed with your phone just make sure that it is in airplane mode. But let’s just face it. How many of us hit the bed with our smartphones on airplane mode?
Going to bed with your smartphone will disturb the body and it will not be able to relax.
It allows you to sleep more
Imagine the quality of sleep you can achieve every time you go to bed tired and nothing disturbs you.
If you have to set a curfew with your smartphone in order to get sound sleep, just do it. Avoid using your smartphone when you are about to go to bet so as to allow the brain to relax.
Here is how you get affected the moment you use your smartphone in the bedroom.
Feeling less rested after waking up in the morning
A recent study revealed that people who use their smartphones in the bedroom after lights out do not achieve sound sleep and feel tired waking up in the morning.
Sleeping becomes harder
The light your smartphone emits normally affects production of Melatonin. This is the same chemical that induces sleep.
It could lead to depression
A recent study revealed that people who take their smartphones to the bedroom are prone to temperamental and moodiness behavior.
Night light from your smartphone affects your quality of sleep
A smartphone in your bedroom not only affects the rate at which you fall asleep but it also ends up negatively affecting the quality of sleep you get.
To get sound and quiet sleep, your body needs to relax in order for it to produce a chemical known as melatonin which induces you to sleep.
The light your tablet or smartphone emits normally affects production of sleep inducing chemical by your body.
Using a smartphone while in the bedroom has not been linked to cancer but it is one way of exposing your body to radiations. Because we do not know the extent of damage these radiations can cause, it is not advisable to sleep with your smartphone next to you.
There have been different inconclusive studies conducted by various institutions, but it is important to take caution and reduce the time your body gets exposed to these radiations.