“We are what we repeatedly do,” says Aristotle. Would you believe us if we told you that your bad habits could put your life in danger? Yes, habits that have become a part of your lifestyle, and you think are positive. If you do not want to risk your life, avoid doing these from now on.
1. USE OF SMARTPHONES AT NIGHT
Our busy lifestyles have made us glued to our smartphones for hours, even at night (when our eyes badly demand rest), be it to tell stories to our little ones or preparing for the next day’s presentation. Our eyes need a hormone called melatonin that fights sleep disorders and assures proper rest to our eyes. The bright light of our smartphone arrests the production of melatonin. This not only spoils our eyes and impairs vision, but also creates serious health issues like depression, obesity, etc. And girls…watch out for the puffy eyes too! Wait… are you thinking of apps like Night Owl? They also do not help, because your eyes definitely need rest at night (and complete darkness), and no matter what, we cannot become nocturnal.
2. BRUSHING YOUR TEETH IMMEDIATELY AFTER EATING
Consciousness is good, but if you are over-conscious about oral health and hygiene and brush your teeth immediately after eating, beware, you are doing more bad than good to your teeth! Dentists recommend brushing your teeth only 30-60 minutes after having food, as brushing may push the acidic substances in your food and drink deeper and closer to the dentin. This will not only damage your teeth’s enamel but also your dentin (the layer below the enamel) too. No wonder you feel a sharp sensitivity in your teeth! Avoid this habit, and you would be able to avoid messy appointments with the dentist too!