If you are like most people, you spend some time at night using your smartphone before bed. Just a final check-up on how friends are doing, a game of Candy Crush, and a quick look at tomorrow’s weather seems perfectly safe and normal. However, as smartphone use increases, so does the research, and it is not looking good for our bodies.
Cell phone radiation is a common problem that many people talk about, but it isn’t the only thing we should be worried about. The “blue light” that smartphones produce has been linked to some pretty serious health issues.
“Blue light is part of the full light spectrum, which means we’re exposed to it by the sun every day. However, nighttime exposure to that light, which is emitted at high levels by smartphones, tablets, laptops, and other LED screens, may be damaging your vision. It also suppresses production of the hormone melatonin, which throws off your body’s natural sleep cues.” (source)