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Doctor insights on: Is It Safe To Keep My 10yo Keep His Cell Phone Near His Head While He Sleeps

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Are there any risks of sleeping with ur cellphone next to ur head?

Are there any risks of sleeping with ur cellphone next to ur head?

Radiofrequency: Cell phones are a source of radio frequency radiation, however at this time, there is lack of significant evidence to show that cell phones can lead to an increased risk to formation of brain tumors. Many of the studies already done have biases or data that is not conclusive. ...Read more

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Is it safe to sleep with cell phone in bed for alarm purposes? Not directly under pillow, but in the bed in general? Risk of cancers, (i.E. Breast)?

Is it safe to sleep with cell phone in bed for alarm purposes? Not directly under pillow, but in the bed in general? Risk of cancers, (i.E. Breast)?

If there is: Any measurable risk of cell-phone induced cancer, it is infinitesimally small. You have as much chance of being struck by lightening as getting cancer from your cell phone, even if you sleep with it. ...Read more

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Is it bad to put a cell phone to your head if it is searching for coverage or there is no service?

Is it bad to put a cell phone to your head if it is searching for coverage or there is no service?

No: There are reports of cognitive decline if you are constantly having your cell phone too close to the ears all the time. We want to use the speaker function if possible. There is no conclusive reports available ...Read more

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My ear feels like its ringing into my head if im on my cell phone alot. What is that?

My ear feels like its ringing into my head if im on my cell phone alot. What is that?

Tinnitus: What you are describing is tinnitus. I suspect you have it even when not using the cell phone. Tinnitus is very common and usually but not always associated with hearing loss (usually a high frequency loss). I would recommend getting a hearing test at your local ent's office. Unfortunately, there is no cure for tinnitus. ...Read more

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Brain/head become hot after cell phone taking. What medicine I can use?

No meds: I would really focus more on finding out why this is happening. Not sure if a phone malfunction could be causing this or is it a medical issue you are facing. Anyway, I think you should speak with your doc about this. ...Read more

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Do sleep apps that use a cell phone's accelerometer work? If so, what is the best iphone app for monitoring sleep?

Do sleep apps that use a cell phone's accelerometer work?  If so, what is the best iphone app for monitoring sleep?

Yes, they do: Renew sleepclock, sleep cycle, sleep tracker, sleep viewer, sleep analyzer. These are reviewed at www.Myarticle.Com/computers/software/sleep-monitor-a... Sleep monitor – top 5 iphone sleeping apps. ... Using the accelerometer in your iphone sleep cycle is able to monitor your movements during sleep. ...Read more

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Rarely I use an alarm to wake me up at midnight (when needed) and I go to bed around 10pm. Why my cell phone can't wake me up? Am I deaf during sleep?

Rarely I use an alarm to wake me up at midnight (when needed) and I go to bed around 10pm. Why my cell phone can't wake me up? Am I deaf during sleep?

Deep sleeper: during sleep, everyone produces brain waves called sleep spindles. We don't know why, but studies have shown that the more sleep spindles people produce, the deeper their sleep. Your probably one of them. As we get older, our sleep becomes lighter. So this will probably change in you. ...Read more

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Woke up this a.M. And found that my cell phone had been under my pillow all night. Should i be concerned about health risk from accidentally sleeping on it? Mom died of brain cancer, so i worry.

Woke up this a.M. And found that my cell phone had been under my pillow all night. Should i be concerned about health risk from accidentally sleeping on it? Mom died of brain cancer, so i worry.

No risk: I wouldn't be concerned at all. The whole two-decades story of scared from cell phones and brain cancer showcases the crazy results that bad studies get from recall bias. Tell people that something causes cancer and they'll remember using it. One big study showed more cancer on the side opposite to where the folks held the cell phones. They don't produce the ionizing radiation that's dangerous. ...Read more

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