Most people these days have their smartphones on their bedside table rather than a book. The time you have in bed before you sleep is an amazing time to catch up on texts, emails, and your newsfeed.
It turns out that the type of light emitted by your smartphone is messing up the normal hormones in your body that help you fall asleep. You may think that the only downside to this may be feeling a little groggy in the morning after a late night, but that isn't the only problem. Browsing your phone in bed may be making you gain weight. The details are pretty incredible...
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As you lay in bed, all that light shining directly into your eyes is affecting you in ways you never knew.
Your body adjusts its levels of hormones in a way that reflects the rising and setting of the sun.
If you look at a bright phone screen, you're telling your brain to produce less melatonin. Basically, you're telling it to stay awake.