Evening Use of Light-Emitting Electronic Devices may Disrupt Healthy Sleep

Do you have a habit of using electronic devices in the evening or in the night? 
A new study indicates that evening use of light-emitting electronic devices such as computers, tablets, and cell phones can cause delays at desired sleep times, restrain the production of sleep hormone and suppress the secretion of melatonin (the hormone that controls your sleep/wakefulness or circadian rhythm). 
The reduction in melatonin makes it harder to fall and stay asleep and weakens the next-morning alertness.

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Evening use of light-emitting electronic devices is harmful to health

Evening Use of Light-Emitting Electronic Devices may Disrupt Healthy Sleep

How Do Electronic Devices Affect Healthy Sleep?

In modern times, the use of electronic devices is no longer confined to adults, but even to the world of children, even without the knowledge of their parents and often affects the mental and physical health of the child. 

As a result of the technological development in the modern world, various devices and games have become available to many social groups, especially children and adolescents, such as iPads, BlackBerrys, iPhones, computers and laser games. 
Many families have provided these games to their children without knowing that addiction to these devices may cause many diseases.

Many electronic devices have become an integral part of children's lives. Parents expressed concerns about the excessive use of these devices by their children. Some also question the extent to which electronics affect the mental and physical health of the child.

Children's use of smartphones and digital devices for a long time before their immortality has a negative impact on sleep quality and reduces the number of hours spent sleeping.

Many parents have expressed concerns about the negative effects of blue rays emanating from electronic screens.

The blue light impedes the process of secretion of melatonin, which causes the incidence of insomnia and adversely affects the quality of sleep.

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Evening use of light-emitting electronic devices may disrupt healthy sleep

Evening Use of Light-emitting Tablets is Harmful to Health- Study Says

In a physical survey, nine healthy adults participated in a randomized and balanced study compared to the uncontrolled use of evening vs. light-emitting tablet computers, reading from printed material compared to 5 consecutive times.

Studies show that the use of light-emitting tablets in the evening may delay the desired bedtime, the secretion of melatonin can be suppressed and the next morning the alertness decreases because the hormones which control sleep and awareness are given.

While using the tablet, participants rated the evening as less sleep and after less waking in the following morning gave less warning in the first hour. 
In the evening while using light-emitting pills, the participants' self-selected bedtime was average on an average one hour later, and they showed the time of suppressing melatonin levels, the delay at the beginning of the melatonin secretion, and later started sleeping.

Dr. Jean Duffy, a co-author of the Brigham and Women Hospital and Harvard Medical School said that "Using light-emitted electronic equipment in the late evening, our gold can be suspended for sleeping and the next morning we get more sleep.

These findings provide more evidence that light-emitted electronic devices have a biological effect.

Many large technology companies such as Apple, Facebook, and Google have introduced control panels that allow electronic device users to monitor and control how many hours they spend in front of electronic screens. 

Leaders of world-renowned technology companies have discouraged their children from using electronic devices. 
Steve Jobs was banned from using iPad, and Bill Gates deprived his children of using a mobile phone until they reached a certain age. 
Apple's current manager said he would not allow his nephew to create accounts on social networking sites.

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