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Effects of sleeping with your phone near you |Why you should switch off your phone at Night while sleeping


Mobile phones have become an inseparable part of human being’s life and useful accessory. Mobile phone users find it hard going an hour without their phones. This has made some people event to sleep with their phones at hands in the night. However, research has it that sleeping with phones near you might be dangerous.

According to scientists, sleeping with your phone closely next to you can harm your body activities and will tend to derail the production of some important hormones.

Smart phones, which are the most common phones,  have been found to produce harmful radiation which causes alters some body systems especially those self regulating systems and this include biological clock or cardiac rhythm.

Some effects of this can be;

  • Nightmares,
  • Inability to sleep,
  • waking up several times at night,
  • Headaches

According to WHO, the World Health Organization, electronic gadgets are not good for the body since they produce toxic effects that can increase the chances of developing cancer. An Australia- based research found out that smart phones usage has a link to causing sterility in men and reduced quality of sperms.

There have been reported cases of pillows being set ablaze by overheating caused by phones placed under the pillow overnight. A very good instance is that of a teen from Texas in July 2014 who woke up to find her sheet and mattress burned by her Samsung Galaxy S4.

The best thing to do is to keep the phone receiver off by turning in the ‘flight mode on, or totally switch the phone off as phones procure radiations whenever they are on.


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