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Why You Should Not Sleep With Your Phone in Bed

According to Clevelandclinic, staying connected and using your phone while you sleep have costs. Researchers have shown that people who frequently use electronics, especially at night, are more likely to report getting insufficient or poor-quality sleep.

Cell phones are generally safe, but depending on how you use them, they may present additional risks. Here is a list of the benefits of not using your phone in bed.

1. Screens Disrupt Sleep Cycles

Your circadian rhythm, or regular cycle of sleep and wakefulness, has been directly related to interruptions from cell phone and screen use. The hormone that makes you sleepy, melatonin, is inhibited by the blue light emitted by cell phones, as shown in studies on children and adolescents. As a result, it takes longer to fall asleep and sleeps for shorter periods overall.

2. Phones Stimulate Your Mind

Sleep interruptions are caused by more than just the screen’s illumination. Think about how you use your smartphone. Phones are a never-ending source of information and stimulation that can arouse and awaken users. This may make it more difficult to get to sleep and stay asleep.

3. Phones May Pose a Fire or Burn Risk

A phone explosion or a bed fire could result in serious injury. According to a recent research paper, some incidents of second-degree burns have been connected to overheating or burning batteries. This variety results in sloughing, or the loss of the top layers of skin, along with discomfort, swelling, blistering, and fluid discharges.

4. The light from your phone screen can have health effect

Sleep and phone screens don’t always get along. Your phone’s blue light is a synthetic shade meant to resemble natural sunlight. This can help you feel more awake throughout the day, which is excellent, but it’s the exact opposite of what you want when it’s time to unwind and get ready for bed at night.

According to studies, the blue light that your smartphone emits is unhealthy for your eyes. But it can also be detrimental to your sleep.

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