4 Reasons proving Sleeping with your Cellphone is Dangerous

4 Reasons proving Sleeping with your Cellphone is Dangerous
 

4 Reasons proving Sleeping with your Cellphone is Dangerous
4 Reasons proving Sleeping with your Cellphone is Dangerous

Sleeping with Cellphone: The Danger

By: Arlene Gentallan

        Cellphone is man's everyday companion. It's something we can't get rid of even as we sleep. But there's an emerging fact that cellphone isn't such a healthy companion after all. It's something that you don't want under your pillow or near your head. Here's why.



1. Brain cancer

        When your cellphone is on, it's emitting low dose electromagnetic radiation, like the ones from x-rays. Although the radiation emitted by your cellphone seems harmless, it can have devastating effects in the long run. Several research has link long term use of cellphone to brain cancer. Children (younger population) are particularly vulnerable to this risk.


2. The risk of fire

        Take for instance the case of a a 13 year old kid from Texas named Ariel Tolfree who woke up to find that her Samsung Galaxy S4 cellphone is toasted under her pillow. According to news, the battery she used for her cellphone is a replacement unit and it may have overheated causing her phone to caught fire.


3. Sleeping deprivation


        There's a science as to why you're having difficulty sleeping when you're texting, browsing, or doing something visually interactive like playing video games with your phone. Cellphones has LED screens which give off "blue light." Blue light decreases you brain's "melatonin--the sleep hormone" production. If you haven't yet realized, you sleep better with dim lights because your biologic clock pretty much depends on the lights you see with your eyes to determine whether it's day or night.

        Using your cellphone before going to bed messes up your body's biologic clock making it hard to sleep. Consequently, you'll feel tired during the day after a sleepless night.


4. Headache

Although additional studies are needed, cellphone has been linked to higher incidence of headache and migraine.