Why it's bad to use your phone before bed

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  • Stop using your phone before you go to bed. It has been proven that cell phone radiation causes insomnia and can prevent you from getting to sleep.
  • Using an electronic gadget for just two hours before bed can cause sleep problems, researchers have discovered.
  • The new study from the Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute believe the displays cause melatonin suppression.
  • Melatonin is the chemical that controls our body clock.
  • They believe teens are particularly susceptible to the problem.
  • In order to simulate typical usage of these devices, 13 individuals used self-luminous tablets to read, play games, and watch movies. 
  • The actual melatonin suppression values after 60 minutes were very similar to those estimated for spending an hour in sunlight and was not deemed significant. 
  • However, after a two-hour exposure there was significant suppression.