Some people are never without their cell phone. Even at night, while asleep, the cell phone is nearby. But sleeping near your cell phone can adversely affect your sleep. Here are two reasons:
1. Noise from the cell phone will interrupt your brains sleep waves
2. Cell phones emit an electromagnetic field that decreases sleep quality
There are two types of sleep REM (rapid eye movement sleep) and NREM (non-rapid eye movement sleep). Brainwaves determine the type of sleep. In REM sleep brainwaves are small and rapid. In NREM sleep brainwaves are slower and larger. There are 3 stages of NREM sleep:
· stage 1 light sleep
· stage 2 the first true stage of sleep
· stage 3 deep sleep.
Older children and adults start the night in NREM sleep. The first stage (stage 1) is a light drowsy sleep from which you can easily awaken. As the night progresses, your brain waves become slower and less frequent as you travel through stage 2 and stage 3. Brainwaves remain slow and large until REM sleep.
Brainwaves during REM sleep are similar to brainwaves during stage 1 sleep and just as in stage 1, you can easily awaken from REM sleep. Any noise, a buzz, vibration or ring from your cell phone can interfere with the progression of your brainwave pattern even if you don't actually wake up.
The electromagnetic field emitted from your cell phone is another reason you cell phone isn’t a good bed partner. Researcher documented that electronic fields decrease the quality of sleep by interfering with your brainwaves. To avoid unwanted electromagnetic fields charge your cell phone outside of your bedroom has to do with electromagnetic fields and remove all electronic devices from your bedroom. All electronic devices emit an electronic field