Now a days usage of smartphones, laptops and iPads increases day-by-day, especially the age between 16-25 they are using their smartphones Before bedtime can mess with your sleep, but also impacts how sleepy and alert you are the next day, Few days back According to a study published from Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts read on your screen before sleeping, be it a smartphone, tablet or computer, can have a seriously negative impact on your sleep and therefore your health.
Poor Sleeping Habits Are Slowly Killing You
This study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, shows that play on your e-reader, on your smartphone or on your tablet if you have a TV in front of your bed could affect your sleep that affect your health if this practice is daily.
The screens are harmful to our eyes and sleep, this is not a discovery, I already feel and for those who already practice this increased use of any screen. This time it’s a real study that proves it, the impact is not the same.
We know from previous work that the light screens in dark changes sleepiness and alertness, and suppresses melatonin levels. According to the reports of Dr.Anne-Marie said, This study shows the complete results of a comparison between reading on emitting device light and reading a printed book.
Although the study was made on 12 volunteers, its truth is not in doubt. The method to reach this conclusion was to read on iPad volunteers 4 hours before sleeping for a week and even if they got 8 hours of sleep., then 4 hours on a paper book for the same time, for some of them, it was the opposite. The conclusion is clear, the iPad readers easily sleep less and less well compared to books readers. It makes us bad decision makers, also lack of sleep makes you fat. You need to sleep in cooler environment and try to switch off the phones and laptops before bedtime, so you may want to turn your thermostat even’ll sleep better in a cool environment.
The blue light emitted by the LEDs from our screens would be involved because it would disrupt our production of melatonin, which is the prerequisite for a good night. Are you an active user of your smartphone or tablet before sleeping? What do you think the outcome of this study?