Our smart phones are made to produce a blue light, which help us to read from the phone screen even when the day is sunny. However, this blue light is released all the time throughout the day from the TVs, gadgets and computers as well. Obviously, that light confuses our brain because it imitates the sun, and people think that it is a day, when actually it is night. That is why, the light will stop the melatonin production and the person will have sleeping problems. That is why a lot of experts say that people should not use electronic devices a couple of hours before going to bed.
In our brain there is a small organ – it is the pineal gland and it is responsible for melatonin production and it acts a few hours before going to bed. People know it by the name Melanopsin and it can be found in the retina ganglion cells, and it actually reacts to the blue light which is emitted from all devices. Different studies have shown that people who use their phones before going to bed have problems to fall asleep. Additionally, teenagers can be more prone to all these effects, because the circadian rhythm changes in adolescent years and that is why they will stay more awake. Dr. Martin Blank, made a team of experts in the Department of Physiology and Cellular Biophysics Columbia University, and they appealed to the UN about all detrimental effects that the electromagnetic radiation from the phones.
The use of all these devices may cause different side-effects, such as cancer. The worst part is that these days even the smallest children are constantly surrounded by electronic devices, and the children’s brain can get 4 more times radiation than those of an adult. Additionally, the Chinese have come up with a specific name for the addiction to those electronics and it is known as an official clinical disorder. In China there are different rehab centers that isolate young people from all those electronic devices and this helps with the addiction.
However, there is no proof for the effects of the centers. If you still want to help yourself, you have to follow a couple of simple rules: • You should decrease the usage of electronics before going to bed, and turn off the devices when you go to sleep. Instead, read a book. • You should try applications like the f.lux that can change the display of the screen for reducing the impact of the blue light. You should try this and you will notice a lot of changes and avoid different adverse effects on your health!