It may not be hard to admit, 50% of our days consist of our phones. Our phones are really what you call “companions”. Without aimlessly scrolling on a few apps on the phone, our day feels incomplete. But the question is, can using your phone a lot actually cause you harm? Let’s find out!
Believe it or not, there is a term called phone addiction. It very much exists. There is a high chances that individuals these days are addicted to their phones, especially millennials.
Here are a few symptoms of phone addiction.
- Craving your phone
- Don’t get enough of your phone
- You stay busy with your phone
- Ease depressive thoughts by using ohons
- Your day passes soon when you use phone more
- You don’t like meeting people face to face
All these symptoms are good enough proof that you have a problem when it comes to how much of phone time you should be giving yourself each day.
Is phone use hazardous to health?
Phone use is definitely hazardous for your health. Your body and mind both will suffer from the effects of your phone.
More and more accidents are linked to excessive use of cell phones. People use their phones while driving and cause accidents that ruin their lives along with other lives of people they may affect with their actions.
Cell phone usage also causes obesity as people feel less motivated to move while using their phones. They sit in one place and scroll for the longest of time. This constant scrolling means less movement of the overall body and therefore weight gain.
Phones often have multiple germs on them. Believe it or not your phone may be as dirty as you can imagine it to be! It may have faecal matter on it that cannot be seen. Yes EW!
Using your phone is extremely dangerous for your eyes as it can cause digital strain that can make your eyesight suffer extremely badly in the future.
Apart from physical problems cell phones can make you face many mental issues. You may get severe anxiety when you have no phone time which is an actual health problem when it comes to the health of your brain. It also may cause you depression and obsessive compulsive disorder.
It may cause you to become less productive during the day causing you to lose out on valuable time.
Extreme phone usage may even cause sleep disturbances in people. The brightness of your phone is extremely hazardous for your phone therefore it is a must that you keep your phone aside at least an hour before you want to sleep.
US adults will spend an average of 3 hours, 35 minutes per day on mobile devices. It is only increasing with time and not lessening down one bit.
If you or a loved one is concerned about maladaptive behaviors and feelings associated with cell phone addiction, don’t hesitate to call to learn more about the treatment options available to you.