Using Smartphones Before Bedtime Raises Blood Sugar

Diet and exercise play an important role in the treatment of type 2 diabetes. Experts recommend regular physical activities along with a balanced and healthy diet to maintain proper blood sugar levels. However, it may be necessary to separate from smartphones soon.


Type 2 diabetes occurs when the body does not produce enough insulin to function properly, or when the body's cells do not respond to insulin, and the amount of sugar in the blood is lost. A new study revealed that using a smartphone or tablet an hour before sleep at night caused a sudden increase in sugar levels.

The study, published in the journal Physiology Behavior, shows that the increase in blood sugar occurs because people are exposed to artificial light from electronic devices before going to bed. Kathryn Russert, a postdoctoral researcher at Wexner Medical Center at Ohio State University, said"Even at levels that you think are harmless, exposure to light at night can trigger a number of health problems. The light we are exposed at night is an environmental endocrine disruptor." made the description.

The body's daily rhythm or natural clock is based on 24-hour solar days. This scheme actually helps the body manage regular hormonal rhythm in endocrine tissues. However, when the brain is exposed to light at night; the body clock breaks down, it becomes difficult to fall asleep and changes that trigger the rise of sugar emerge.

Elena Christofides, an endocrinologist at Columbus, says"You can use blue-light-blocking goggles to avoid exposure to blue light from electronic devices.

Experts say that people need to be exposed to less than 5 lux at night to keep the body's rhythm in sync. Using smartphones, tablets, and televisions before going to bed can expose the body to 40 lux of light.