Mobile phone radiation wrecks your sleep.
Phone makers' own scientists discover that bedtime use can lead to
headaches, confusion and depression
By Geoffrey Lean, Environment Editor
Published: 20 January 2008
Radiation from mobile phones delays and reduces sleep, and causes headaches and
confusion, according to a new study.
The research, sponsored by the mobile phone companies themselves, shows that using the
handsets before bed causes people to take longer to reach the deeper stages of sleep and to
spend less time in them, interfering with the body's ability to repair damage suffered during the
The findings are especially alarming for children and teenagers, most of whom – surveys
suggest – use their phones late at night and who especially need sleep. Their failure to get
enough can lead to mood and personality changes, ADHD-like symptoms (Next-up: Attention
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