Research says that sleeping with your phone too close in proximity may cause damaging health effects including exposure to radiation, cancer risks, and even the development of neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s.
If you’ve ever drifted off to sleep while scrolling through your newsfeed, you’re not alone. Nearly half of cellphone owners admitted to sleeping next to their phones, especially the younger generation. With possible health concerns arising, you may want to rethink sleeping with your phone underneath your pillow or even on your nightstand. Many studies also suggest using smartphone devices right before bedtime will keep you awake at night and diminish overall sleep quality.
So, if you’re interested in avoiding the health risks that come with sleeping next to your phone, disconnect at a reasonable time and keep your phone out of reach.
So the question is, where exactly should you be putting your phone when it’s time for bed?
Although more research is needed to fully understand these finding, it’s best to take steps to limit your risk for potential health concerns associated with mobile phone use. Keep your phone at distance or switch the settings to airplane mode before heading to bed. Not only will this reduce the effects of electromagnetic radiation, but it will also help you sleep better without any distractions. Wake up feeling refreshed and ready to go each and every morning!