Now, cellphones have become one of the important items that must always be there wherever you are. Even now, there are many people who are addicted to cellphones to the point that the cellphone never leaves their grasp; from waking up to going to sleep again.
Before going to bed, usually the majority of people always check their cellphones again when the room lights have been turned off, either to update their status or just to browse. Many people do not realize that playing cellphones in a dark place has a negative impact on their own health.
In dark conditions, the blue light emitted by the cellphone screen will get sharper so that it is not good for the eyes and makes it difficult to sleep. If done continuously, there are many other dangers that lurk your health. Here are 6 dangers and consequences of playing HP in a dark room that you should know.
Lack of sleep
The blue light emitted by cellphone screens is suppressive of the production of Melatonin, a hormone that regulates a person’s wake and sleep cycle. Exposure to blue light will increase melatonin production and make you feel comfortable sleeping because basically the hormone Melatonin causes drowsiness and lowers body temperature. Blue light can also “trick the eye” which can make the brain order the body to continue to be active and eventually trouble sleeping and disrupt the body clock that can cause dangerous diseases such as strokes and heart attacks.
This can happen when you play your smartphone until you forget the time and skip sleep. When the body doesn’t get enough sleep, neuron connectivity in the hippocampus (the part of the brain system that governs various body functions) weakens, resulting in decreased memory. This is what makes the brain weak and tired to go through the next day and will have difficulty studying or working due to lack of sleep. In addition, lack of sleep can also affect the body’s metabolism and blood flow to the brain.
Damage to the Retina of the Eye
Many people already know this but are often ignored. The smartphone screen emits blue light which is classified as High Energy Visible Light (HEV), which is light which basically has a relatively short wavelength that can turn into a high energy level.
Because direct exposure to blue light in the eye can penetrate from the outside of the eye to the inside of the eye, causing long-term effects, namely damage to the retina. And what is even more dangerous is that it can increase the risk of developing macular degeneration (decreased visual acuity) and cataracts in the eye.
Tendency for Obesity
This can occur due to a lack of sleep, which can disrupt other hormones that control hunger. Because the more often you stay up late at night, the hormone will always try to give a signal to increase energy. This also causes you to have the habit of eating late at night which can increase the risk of obesity.
Increases the Risk of Depression
As a continuation of sleep deprivation caused by exposure to blue light, smartphone users in the dark will have a higher risk of developing depression. This occurs because the disturbed hormone melatonin will disrupt sleep hours, so it can affect the part of the brain responsible for regulating one’s emotions and anxiety levels.
Increases Cancer Risk
Staring at a smartphone screen in the dark continuously can also increase the risk of getting cancer. There is a study that reveals that 17 percent of women are prone to breast cancer due to exposure to blue light which suppresses the production of melatonin or a hormone that also functions to “lull” cancer cells, and increases the production of the hormone estrogen which triggers breast cancer.
So, from now on you have to limit the hours of using your cellphone, especially in a dark room or place and before bed. Use a cellphone appropriately so as not to interfere with the health of the body, don’t let the negative consequences of playing cellphones in the dark room mentioned above can interfere with your activities. Keep up with Kabar Games for more tips and tricks about smartphones, updates on the latest games and gadgets.