Computers and other electronic devices have come as a blessing to us. But we use it constantly throughout the day. This affects our lives significantly. One of the negative consequences of using gadgets at night is that it distracts you from sleep. Here are the reasons why electronic devices have an adverse effect on your sleep.
Reduced melatonin production
The melatonin hormone controls our sleep and wake cycle. When you keep your electronic gadgets on, the blue light that is emitted by the screens of the electronic devices reduces the production of melatonin. This makes it difficult for you to sleep.
It keeps your mind engaged
When you use technology before going to bed, it keeps your mind engaged. Your brain might get into thinking that you want it to stay awake. When you browse the internet you might read something exciting that might stimulate your brain or you may read a negative email that will make you feel upset or stressed. These will affect your sleep.
It may wake you up
Even if you are not using the mobile phone, but keeping it at a reachable distance can disrupt your sleep. You may get late night calls, text or reminders that may wake you up in the middle of the night.
If you don’t sleep adequately, you will start to gain weight. If your sleep pattern disrupts your children’s sleep then it will have an adverse effect on their health as well. Constant sleep deprivation can have a negative effect on the body’s metabolism. So, it is important to keep your bedroom free from electronic devices.