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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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