Could E-Books Be Damaging To Your Health?


The more you read about the wonders of modern day technology, accompanying it would also be their corresponding dangers, making you wonder whether you would be better off increasing your life expectancy by being a Luddite. Having said that, if you happen to find e-book readers to be an indispensable part of your technological regime, then you might want to take note that you could be damaging your health each time you curl up and sleep with your e-book reader, according to US doctors.

A team over from Harvard Medical School have compared reading paper books and light-emitting e-readers before sleep, where they discovered that it took a whole lot longer to actually grab some shuteye with an e-reader, which indirectly leads to poorer quality of sleep and as a natural consequence, being more tired in the morning after. In fact, the experts claims that people ought to minimize the amount of light exposure in the evening, and that is probably very sound advice.

Blue light is a wavelength that is commonly found in smartphones, tablets, e-book readers and LED lighting, where it will work to disrupt the body clock, as well as slow down or even prevent altogether the production of the sleep hormone melatonin.


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