Smartphones before bed

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This is what happens to your brain and body when you check your phone before bed

Do you get into bed each night and take one (or more) last check of your phone?

Turns out staring at screens at night is not doing us any favours.

Dr Dan Sigel, clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine, tells Business Insider Australia about the negative effects the screen is having on our body and brain when we are glued to it at bedtime

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Need to know

Photons- electromagnetic energy that occurs as quantity of light

Melatonin- a hormone produced by the pineal gland that influences sleep-wake cycles.

Glial cells- cells that support connective tissue function in the nervous system

How much sleep are you losing over your phone?