New Year’s Resolution: Keep your cell phone out of the bedroom
Posted by GreenSwanStaff at December 16th, 2014
Smartphones are so much more than telephones. We rely on them for our entertainment, information, commerce, news alerts and for our morning alarm clock. So it’s easy to imagine why we are tempted to keep our cell phones right next to us at night as we sleep. Yet this simple gesture may carry unforeseen consequences for our health and wellbeing.
Numerous studies have examined the relationship between various health issues and close proximity to cellular emitting devices during the sleep cycle. While increased insomnia, headaches and sleep pattern disruption may not seem too concerning from a health standpoint, consumers should consider the potential long-term consequences of EMF exposure.
Sarah Mitroff of CNET recently published an article titled: “How to Stop Sleeping with Your Phone.” She cites studies which confirm sleep disruption due to cell phone proximity. Putting your cell phone in “sleep mode” before retiring will allow you to use the alarm function while eliminating the EMF exposure.
While some folks may brush off concerns about sleeping next to a phone and EMF emissions, it is always better to be safe than sorry. Ongoing scientific research promises to shed more light on this topic. In the meantime, turn off your phone when you turn out your lights and if nothing else, enjoy an uninterrupted night’s sleep!