Before going to bed, they tend to have our checks social media last minute, send a couple of texts for our friends or loved ones, and see what happened during the day, in case you missed nothing.
But in doing the things mentioned, as it is about to go to sleep, you are actually hurting your body as well as your sleep schedule. How exactly does your smartphone ends being a disruptive force?
The bright blue light emitted from your smart phone is very similar to the light radiated by the sun, literally tricks the brain into thinking it is still day. That’s why often when even a glance at your device can “wake up” is very tired. Science explains that is because it is light blue screen smartphone masterminded the release of melatonin, a hormone used to induce sleep stops, which prevents him from sleeping.
Science has explored this idea in more depth and that has led to the discovery of a new photoreceptor called Melanopsin. This photoreceptor was discovered in the retinal ganglion cell, which are responsible for eye sensitivity to blue light. Moreover, experimental research has shown that an average person who is using some kind of electronic devices (which emit bright blue light) before falling asleep might actually have a very difficult time falling and / or staying asleep.
Research has also confirmed that the group that suffers the most from this socio – technological phenomena are teenagers. Teenagers are much more vulnerable to the effects of light than adults. The natural circadian rhythm can change at this age, which allows them to feel more awake later at night. So watch television, play video games, or just do regular “checks” before bedtime can arrive early in the morning to be one of the hardest things to bear in his teens.
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All this leads to one recommendation, and that is to limit their time in front of all your devices, or at least before going to bed. Scientists recommend that you stop using devices with illuminated blue screen at least two hours before going to bed. In doing so, you will let your brain melatonin release at the right time. If you choose to adapt to this lifestyle, you will notice that things will be very different and you will have some of the best rest ever.