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Phones Should Have Bedtime Mode -- Research

Nov 18, 2015 04:58 AM EST

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(Photo : Here are some reasons why not to fall asleep with your smartphone in bed

Mobile phones have changed the human life and make the world smaller and connected. However, along with the benefits that people get from mobile phones are the negative effects they bring to health.

Research shows that people's sleeping pattern has altered due to the usage of cellular phones before going to bed that results to a lesser time for sleep and rest. That's one of the reasons why doctors and experts suggested that the developers create a bedtime mode for phones.

The apparent display of the mobile phones that emits and uses short blue light wavelength disrupts the body clock, creating disturbance in the sleeping pattern that may result into some serious disease if not minimized, according to a study. Prof. Paul Gringas, one of the authors of the study, stated that the light emitted by the device is disrupting the sleeping pattern since it suppresses the melatonin. The hormone melatonin is naturally produced by the human body and helps people go to sleep. He then further suggested that blue light at night is not advisable. There are a lot of diseases linked to lack of sleep, and doctors are just trying to remind the public that spending too much time on mobile phones at night may lead to serious cases.

The doctors urged manufacturers to take responsibility in creating a health conscious device since almost human nature is rooted in mobile phones. As per suggestion, the bedtime mode would drastically help the people in retaining their normal sleeping patterns. Apparently, in the market today, some applications are already being made to reduce blue-green light emission. This sleep aware app may actually have a positive effect on the sleep-deprived population today, and experts say that the only solution to the problem is to automate the device. Meaning, the app should automatically filter out the blue light during the bedtime mode.

Phones are great devices but protecting human health outweighs their benefits. The moderation and protection are the only way to limit its negative effects to the human body.

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