How often do you find yourself sending out tired snapchats right before you go to sleep? Or sending a goodnight text to your honey? These are just a couple of things common people do right before they go to bed, but the question is where does and where should their phone go once they are done and ready to go to sleep?
Sleeping with your phone under your pillow is not only hazardous, it could be deadly. Cell phones, tablets, and other forms of hand-held technology release electromagnetic waves caused by X-rays as well as microwaves which may lead to the growth of tumors. For adults, the risk is much smaller of developing a tumor which could then lead to cancer due to the thickness of the adult skull. However, for children, it could be deadly.
Public Service Announcement: All parents should discourage their children from cell phone use at a young age until their brain develops more. Children’s skulls are much thinner than adult skulls, allowing a passageway for electromagnetic radiation to enter their brains. Since Children’s brains are still rapidly growing, this could be extremely perilous and even deadly in the long-run. So parents, my recommendation would be to wait until your children are at least 12 years old before letting them have a cell-phone for personal use and to take it away from them at night time.
Another thing to look out for is not only to make sure your phone is away from your head at night, but if it happens to be, make sure that the screen is visible and the phone is faced upwards. The reason for this is because the back side of cell-phones secrete more radiation on their back side. You may also want to look out for long, loquacious conversations on the phone. If you’re babbling on nonsense for hours at a time with the phone at your ear the entire time, this is extremely dangerous. The longer your phone is close to your head, the more exposed you are becoming to radiation. And, if you are on the phone when there is poor signal especially, that is when radiation becomes the greatest because the weaker the signal the phone shows, the stronger the signal the phone will actually be using.
So exactly how dangerous is this? There is actually not yet an answer to this question, but there are certainly multiple hypotheses. Some advice that I can give you to avoid the risk for any tumors or brain cancer is to use a blue-tooth connected ear-piece while on the phone instead of having conversations with the phone close to your head, which allows radiation to leak through. Also, avoid physically talking on the phone and try texting away from your head. When you go to sleep, make sure your phone is not under your pillow or even next to you on your bed. Put it in a drawer and turn it off.