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3 Reasons You Should Not Sleep With Your Phone in the Bed

Many people often let their smartphone on bed while snoozing. According to the Pew Internet Project, forty-four percent of cell phone owners have snoozed with their phone next to their bed make sure that they didn’t miss any important calls or messages. Although you may have good intentions when you let your phone nearby your bed when sleeping, this could be hazardous to your health. Here are 3 reasons why you should not sleep with your phone in the bed.

1. You may set your pillow on fire

Recently, a Texas teen has waken from sleep because of a burning smell. The cause of her waking up is her Samsung Galaxy S4, which was put under her pillow, had partially melted and it also scorched her sheets and mattress.

More especially, it seems like a non-Samsung replacement phone battery was the problem here: the phone’s instruction manual warns against using incompatible cell phone batteries and chargers.

It is also noted by the manual that there’s still a risk of a fire if the bedding or other thick material cover the gadget. It is recommended that you stick to phone accessories from the original manufacturer, and do not leave your cell on your bed.

2. You could make yourself awake

Normally, cell phones, tablets, TVs, and other gadgets with LED screens can give off what’s known as blue light. Do you know that blue light is a type of light which studies suggest that it can inhibit the production of the sleep-inducing hormone melatonin and even it can disrupt the circadian rhythm. This is because blue light can emit the wavelengths similar to daylight. It can make our bodies think it is daytime, at any time. To fall asleep when you need, you should shut down all electronics two hours before bedtime. It is better if you keep your phone and laptop in another room while you slumber.

3. The health risks of cell phones are very high

There’s been no research proving that cell phone use causes cancer. Actually, the links to any kind of health risk are not yet clear. Generally, cell phones are believed to give off small doses of electromagnetic radiation, which is emitted from X-rays and microwaves. This can lead to tumor growth in high amounts. Also, the World Health Organization made a warning in 2011 that usage may be possibly carcinogenic to humans, especially in children who are more vulnerable to radiation. Therefore, if you’re at all worried about the possibility of cancer risk, try to send messages instead of call, keep the phone away from your ear and definitely do not sleep with the phone next to your head.

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