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Is Sleeping With Your Phone Near You Bad? 6 Positive Changes You'll Notice If You Don't
It has become a trend, especially for young people to sleep with their phones next to them. And most times, beneath the pillow, seems to be the ideal spot to keep the phone as it makes it easy to reach when it rings. However, what is unknown to a lot of people is that sleeping with your phone close to you can be hazardous to your health. Smartphones have been proven to emit dangerous radiation which causes an alteration in the system of certain self —regulating the process, such as our biological clock or cardiac rhythm. Owing to this, having our cell phone near us while we sleep can lead to nightmares, inability to sleep, waking up several times at night, etc. Furthermore, sleeping with your phone near you can be harmful to your body functions and tend to limit the production of many significant hormones that are essential for your regular routine. As affirmed by World Health Organization: Electronic devices, in general, are bad for the body because they produce toxic effects that can increase the chances of developing cancer.
If your cell phone is near your head, under the pillow, or on the nightstand, you might want to find another place to keep it during the night.
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Sleeping with your phone in your bed, or near to your head, could increase the risk of brain cancer , warns the California Department of Public Health. Phones emit radio frequency energy, which some scientists believe could increase the risk of brain cancer , and tumours of the acoustic nerve and salivary glands. People could also reduce their risk of brain cancer by carrying their phones in a bag or purse - not in their pockets. Reduce or avoid using phones when it only has one or two bars of signal, the California Department of Public Health said. When the signal is weak, the phone sends out more radio frequency energy to boost its connection to signal towers, it said.