Consider this your official warning to stop using your phone in bed

From Cosmopolitan

Today, in the news about our inevitable looming collective catastrophe, the New England Journal of Medicine discovered two women who, because they used their cell phones too much in bed at night, became temporarily blind. This is called temporary smartphone “blindness” and it will certainly happen to all of us.

The first case presented by the Newspaper is a 22-year-old who suffered from recurrent night vision problems. The second is a 40-year-old woman who would lose her vision for about 15 minutes upon waking up each morning for six whole months. After examination, it turned out that each woman presented her symptoms after “looking at the screen of a smartphone, in the dark, while lying in bed (before falling asleep in the first case and after waking up in the second).”

According to livescience, doctors tested their theory themselves and actually found that when they looked at their phone in the dark, “their vision was significantly reduced…and took several minutes to recover.”

This occurs because of “differential photopigment whitening” caused by the contrast of the phone and darkness. These symptoms are likely to be heard more frequently by doctors, Newspaper notes, like when was the last time you went to bed and didn’t look at your phone for four hours? While no solutions were offered by the report, I’m going to save you a lot of time and anxiety here: If you need to watch everything YouTube has to offer late at night under your covers, wear at least your sunglasses. , damn it.

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