WASHINGTON, The addiction of constantly scrolling on mobile phones at night is ruining the health of the youth. In order to stay updated with activities on social media, young people scroll online after finishing work for the whole day before going to sleep at night, but this scrolling starts to last for several hours instead of a few minutes. This affects sleep and they become victims of other diseases.
Revenge bed time procrastination on the rise in youth
This obsession with staying online on social media at night is called revenge bed time procrastination. In fact, some studies have found that scrolling at night and sleeping late not only cause high blood pressure, diabetes, heart problems, but also lead to weight gain and depression. .
Scientists involved in a research say that this situation is disturbing, because despite knowing everything, young people are scrolling instead of getting enough sleep. To get rid of this problem, it is very important to reduce your screen time.
Read a book before going to sleep
Scientists suggest that you should not watch your favorite show at night to stay away from screen addiction. If you like scrolling through social media before going to bed, set a timer on your phone. The app can block notifications for a few hours. Before bed, find reading, sketching, painting, meditating, or something that enriches your knowledge. This will reduce the screen time. You will sleep well.
Keep the mobile in the other room, you will sleep deeply
People who sleep with mobile phones in their rooms have less deep sleep. Even people who don’t use their mobiles or other gadgets before going to bed sleep less deeply than those whose gadgets stay in the other room.