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Cell Phones May Cause Insomnia, Depression and Headaches

Cell Phone Use Linked to Insomnia

I admit it. I love my cell phone because it makes me feel safe. I know if I ever need anything, help is just a phone call away. I do worry about the harmful effects of radiation though, and now a new study shows that cell phone radiation is linked to insomnia, headaches, and depression. Great.

The joint study performed by Wayne State University School of Medicine and researchers in Sweden found that using a cell phone right before going to bed can disrupt normal sleep patterns. It seems that the radiation mobile phones can make it difficult to both fall and stay asleep. The radiation can delay and shorten the deep stages of sleep, important since this is when your brain and body repair and rejuvenate, making exposure linked to headaches, difficulty in concentrating, depression, and personality changes (sounds a lot like PMS symptoms).

Fit's Tip: If you suffer from insomnia, the researchers recommend avoiding cell phone use prior to bed time. Here are some more tips for falling and staying asleep.


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dmg923 dmg923 9 years
That is kind of hard to believe. I think I am going to try a few weeks of not talking right before bed and keeping my phone on the other side of the room during the night.
behemoth_the_cat behemoth_the_cat 9 years
thanks for the tip, Fit. Now I'll know not to use my cellphone or even put it on my nightstand before I go to sleep
wackdoodle wackdoodle 9 years
I don't have a cellphone (I refuse to own one)...I wonder why I'm going on five years of horrible insomnia?
emalove emalove 9 years
I don't use my cell phone enough to think this would ever be a problem for me.
red4bonez red4bonez 9 years
it is an interesting study. But what about children that use cell phones for long time. doesn't the body eventually adjust to the radiation?
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
KrisSugar I've done that. This new study is interesting but I find it hard to be a HUGE cause for it..
KrisSugar KrisSugar 9 years
that makes sense, but i always thought i couldn't fall asleep because my mind was racing and i was all wound up from the conversation. but on the other hand, if i'm tired enough, i can fall asleep while ON the phone. :)
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