How do smartphones affect sleep?

May 4, 2021  14:23

The light emanating from smartphones can negatively affect the quality of sleep, according to Russian somnologist Maxim Novikov.

In an interview with the Prime Agency, the specialist noted that it is advisable not to use gadgets or check e-mail an hour or two before bedtime, as this excites the nervous system and prevents the body from preparing for sleep.

According to the specialist, when waking up at night, you should not take your phone and check the time, as this also excites the nervous system, and the bright light from the screen destroys melatonin.

The specialist advised to abandon smart gadgets that supposedly determine the phases of sleep since their reliability has not yet been proven, but in practice, the devices demonstrate contradictory results that do not coincide with the real picture.

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