Monday, December 29, 2014

E-Books can affect your sleep and Smart phones can give you super powers, what should you do?




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Technology is a gift to mankind, but only when it is used wisely. Two research studies which came out this month give us the benefit of doubt as to whether technology is really a boon or a bane. At the end of the day it is in our hands, to use it wisely and within limits.

Light emitting electronic devices

Scientists say that when you read light emitting eBooks it can adversely affect your health, alertness and most importantly your sleep patterns. It was found that reading LE-eBooks affected melatonin secretion.

Now melatonin is a tiny gland situated in the center of the brain and proper melatonin dosage is needed for healthy sleep. Wait! There is more to scare you to death. This is a worrying trend because children and adolescents are already experiencing significant sleep loss.

Earlier studies have linked reduced melatonin secretion due to nocturnal light exposure to the increased risk of breast cancer, colorectal cancer and prostate cancer. Would not it be great if you read a good paper bound book enjoying a warm cup of milk before you drift into the world of dreams?

Smart phones can give you super powers

Your brain power is enhanced when you spend time interacting with smart phones via touch screen. Scientists wanted to link digital footprint to brain activity in the new study. And for this they used electroencephalography (EEG) to record brain responses to mechanical touch on the thumb, index and middle fingertips of touch screen phone users.

They were amazed to find that electrical activity in the brain of smartphone users was enhanced when all these finger tips were touched.
Though technology is good it is always highly beneficial to use it in moderation, so that we can reap maximum benefits out of it. And at the same time ensure that our health is not affected to enjoy all the fruits of our labor. How wise is that?
Pre-Owned is Still Pretty Awesome!

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Be honest. Have you ever used a phone with a cracked screen? If so, you've engaged in unprotected text, a very risky activity. But all is not lost. As a part of their Stop the Spread of #unprotectedtext campaign,

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In 50 words or less, share your story about how you broke your phone and why you continued to use it.

Be sure to use hashtag #unprotectedtext and @Gazelle in your social post. 

When you post, you'll be automatically entered to win a Gazelle Certified pre-owned iPhone or iPad.

Now is your opportunity to help stop this epidemic from spreading!


Take care,
Swarnam