Losing sleep? Your laptop, tab, smartphone is to be blamed
New research reveals that prolonged exposure to light emitted by laptops, tablets, and smartphones can alter our internal clock and in turn effect our sleep cycle.
Researchers at Salk Institute in the US found that certain cells in the eye process the ambient light and reset our internal clocks, the daily physiological processes known as the circadian rhythm.
Scientists have uncovered how artificial light disrupts our sleep cycle. This leads our biological clocks getting confused, further leading various health issues.
The results, published in journal Cell Reports, may lead to finding new treatments for migraines, insomnia (sleeplessness), jet lag and circadian rhythm disorder.
These disorders have been tied to cognitive dysfunction, cancer, obesity, insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome and more, researchers said.
Blaming our lifestyle Professor Satchin Panda from Salk Institute said: “We are continually exposed to artificial light, whether from screen time or from spending the day indoors or staying awake at night”.
“This lifestyle causes disruption to our circadian rhythms and has delirious consequences on health”.