Do you’ve a habit of using your cell phone before you go to sleep?
The reasons are many, such as keeping up with what’s happening on social media, answering an email from friends or work, or researching something that piques your curiosity. If you do, then this video is for you!
According to a study conducted by Ohio State College in the United States, the blue light emitted by cell phones interfereswith the function of the biological clock that regulates blood sugar levels, causing deregulation. In this case, using a cell phone before going to bed is harmful, you can be sure!
If used at inappropriate times and in excess, the use of these devices can cause various complications. Did you already know that? When we use the cell phone at night with the lights off, the illumination of the screen directly affects the production of insulin, a hormone that helps control blood sugar.
In other words: If you raise your blood sugar levels, you’re at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
Of course, there are other factors that can trigger an imbalance in blood sugar levels and cause diabetes, such as a family history of diabetes, a sedentary lifestyle, obesity, high blood pressure, age, sleep apnea, and an inadequate diet.
And what should be done in this case? To ensure the proper functioning of the biological clock (your circadian rhythm), it’s recommended to keep exposure to blue light below five lux (lux is a unit of illuminance).
If you use electronic devices before bed – whether it’s a cell phone, computer, tablet or TV – you’re usually exposed to 40 lux. That means you shouldn’t use any of these devices for at least an hour before bed if you want to be healthy and sleep deeply!
However, if it’s impossible for you to follow this habit, you can opt for blue light glasses. They’re usually amber or yellow in color and can be purchased online, but we recommend you consult a specialist. He can better assess your case and recommend the most suitable model for your needs. All clear?
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