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Let's face it - a worrying percentage of Australians are addicted to their phones.
We've all heard about the negative effects which excessive phone usage can have on our sleep, mental health and attention span.
But now it seems that long hours of scrolling could have also have serious consequences for our youthful complexions.
Ten Daily reports that our most used possessions are making us look significantly older than we actually are, and it's all caused by the blue light coming from the screens of electronic devices.
How your mobile phone is actually AGEING you - and just 12 hours in front of the screen can be as damaging as the same period of time in the sun - By Alice Murphy For Daily Mail Australia
- Blue light from electronic devices penetrates the deepest layer of our skin
- Experts say it can be as dangerous to our skin as UVA and UVB rays combined
- Using skin care products rich in antioxidants can help combat the damage
- Phone usage should be limited as scrolling in the dark is the most harmful
- Could you put your phone to bed when the sun goes down?
Over-exposure to the blue light (aka High Energy Visibility Light or HEVL) beaming out from phones, TVs and tablets has been shown to dramatically reduce the concentration of naturally occurring carotenoids (or antioxidants) in our skin.
Research suggests that 12 hours in front of a screen can be as damaging to skin as 12 hours of direct sun exposure.
This causes the volume of free radicals to increase - which means our skin begins to age much, much faster.
The make up of this HEVL light from our phones reduces the overall resilience of our skin by destroying large amounts of antioxidants designed to slow the ageing process.
Because of this, we become vulnerable to a whole host of damaging rays such as UVA rays which speeds ageing and UVB which is responsible for sun damage and potentially skin cancer.
Deep Sleep is the Key to Emotional Resilience
“Resilience” is the scientific term for our body’s ability to rapidly return to normal, physically and emotionally, after a stressful event.
The Big Q; How do I increase REM sleep, the deepest part of your sleep cycle?
The Big A: This is a Catch-22 for many, as it involves reducing stress during the day and making sure one gets enough total hours of sleep in the 1st place.
That means consistently getting the recommended 8 hours of sleep every night, which in turn means getting in bed at a decent hour and not burning the Midnight Oil.
Some of the most important, but frequently overlooked factors that can have a significant impact on sleep are your nighttime exposure to the following:
Electronic screens. Avoid using electronic media for at least an hour or more before bedtime, as the blue light emitted from these devices (including TVs) inhibit melatonin production. Melatonin not only regulates your sleep-waking cycle; it’s also a powerful antioxidant, and low levels have been repeatedly linked to an increased risk of cancer.
The research is quite clear that people who use smartphones and computers, especially in the evening but also during the daytime, are more likely to report insomnia. A study in Y 2018 revealed that people exposed to cellphone radiation for 3 hours before bedtime had more trouble falling asleep and staying in a deep sleep.
Excessive light. Exposure to light at night interrupts your circadian clock and melatonin level, both of which play a role in how deeply you sleep and how well-rested you feel the next day. LEDs and fluorescent lights are particularly troublesome because the blue light peaks are not balanced by red and near-infrared. Incandescent lights are safer, as they emit red and near-infrared wavelengths and very few blue wavelengths.
Once in bed, even very dim light such as that from a nightlight or alarm clock can have a detrimental effect on our sleep quality and quantity, and can negatively affect your cognition the next day, so make the bedroom as dark as possible using blackout shades or an eye mask.
Electromagnetic fields (EMFs) from electric wiring in your bedroom walls also negatively affect sleep by disrupting cellular communication and impairing melatonin secretion. EMFs also harm our mitochondria by producing oxidative damage, and have been linked to neuronal changes that affect memory and the ability to learn.
Fortunately, we can remediate it by turning off the circuit breaker to bedroom before going to sleep.
Microwave radiation from cellphones, cordless phones, Wi-Fi routers, baby monitors, smart meters and more, which have the ability to cause significant cellular and DNA damage, and thereby accelerating the aging process.
By elevating voltage-gated calcium channels in the membranes of your cells, EMFs and microwaves have been shown to produce a variety of neuropsychiatric effects, including sleeplessness, anxiety, depression and dementia.
Always turn off your Wi-Fi and cellphones at night.
Source article by By Paul Ebeling https://www.livetradingnews.com/deep-sleep-it-the-key-to-emotional-resilience-84632.html#.WyMbP8Ih3De
If Wireless Radiation Exposure Is No Big Deal, Why Do Manuals for Cell Phones, iPads, Wi-Fi Routers, Etc. Include Guidelines and Warnings?
Many products we buy for personal use are sold with a separate manual booklet or pamphlet that includes guidelines for safe use. Some digital products include this within the device itself instead of separately.
Since many of us don’t bother to read the manuals and the guidelines thoroughly (if at all).........
“The Flu” and “Microwave Sickness” Share Many of the Same Symptoms
Germs May Be Everywhere But So Are WiFi and Other Sources of Electrical Pollution (Electrosmog).
There’s a whole lot of sickness going on right now. The media is reporting that much of this is due to “The Flu.”
“Microwave Sickness” and “The Flu” actually share many of the same symptoms.
Doctors introduced the term “Microwave Sickness” in the 1950s. It is caused by exposure to WiFi and other sources of Electrical Pollution which is also referred to “Electrosmog.”
Source article here: https://www.activistpost.com/2018/01/flu-microwave-sickness-share-many-symptoms.html
“Leaky Gut Syndrome” Is For Intestines — “Leaky Brain Syndrome” Could Be For The Blood-Brain Barrier Exposed To Cell Phone and Wireless (WiFi) Radiation
“Leaky Brain Syndrome” is not the name of a medical condition. But it sounds like a good description of what research has already proven. Exposure to cell phone and other sources of Wireless (WiFi) radiation disrupts the Blood-Brain Barrier which can cause it to leak:
Give Love Not Tech: No “Safe” Level of Cell Phone or Wireless (WiFi) Radiation Has Been Scientifically Determined for Children or Pregnant Women
Tech inventors have been limiting their own kids’ exposure to new technology for many years already – even sending them to private low-tech schools. Due to the increase in “Digital Addiction” among children, tech inventors and investors have been speaking out promoting technology use by children.
“Digital Addiction” isn’t the only reason to be concerned: .....
Unsafe Tech Use Displayed in Marketing Campaigns for Prescription Drugs, TV Programs, Films, and More
For many years medical experts have been warning against keeping cordless phones and cell phones near beds due to radiation and blue light. Exposure to this can be especially hard on children. This may be why Silicon Valley parents have been limiting their kids’ exposure to new technology for many years already.
Cordless landline phones also emit Electromagnetic Radiation (EMR) so it’s really important that they aren’t near beds either.
Wi-Fried? ABC Catalyst Australia Investigates Wi-Fi Health Concern
Could wifi-enabled devices be harmful to our health? You cannot see it or hear it but Wi-Fi blankets our homes, our schools and our cities. Australia’s safety agency says there’s no evidence of harm, but that’s not the same as saying its safe. A growing number of scientists are concerned that the widespread use of Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi-enabled devices could be slowly making us sick. In this Catalyst investigation, Dr. Maryanne Demasi explores whether our wireless devices could be putting our health at risk.
We all have 2 types of DNA???
So, EMFs are not "cooking" your cells. It's not a thermal influence. Rather, the radiation activates the VGCCs in the outer cell membrane, which triggers a chain reaction of devastating events that, ultimately, decimates your mitochondrial function and causes severe cellular damage and DNA breaks. It also decimates your cell membranes and cellular proteins. In a nutshell, it dramatically accelerates the aging process.
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Frying Ohio: Dr. Oz, Environmentalists, Scientists, Security Experts Concerned About 4G & 5G Small Cell Towers. Ohio Officials Voting to Install Them in Yards and Everywhere Else. https://www.activistpost.com/2018/04/frying-ohio-dr-oz-environmentalists-scientists-security-experts-concerned-about-4g-5g-towers-ohio-officials-voting-to-install-them-in-yards-and-everywhere-else.html