Using cell phones for long hours is not only annoying but also very dangerous. As you depend more and more on your smartphone and use it every minute to check the latest notifications, you are more susceptible to health hazards on your smartphone.
Although smartphones come with their benefits, they also pose great danger to humans and animals alike as they damage your physical, mental and emotional health.
Here are 5 health hazard which smartphones pose to its users.
I). Technical neck
Looking at your phone screen while texting and browsing can put pressure on your neck and spine, which can lead to headaches and neck pain known as technical neck. This condition can even cause nerve pain that radiates to the back and shoulders.
The technological revolution has resulted in a decrease in physical activity and the development of obesity, which is one of the leading causes of death. Inactivity that leads to obesity is also a higher risk of cardiovascular disease, and cancers, including breast cancer, prostate cancer, or colon cancer, are significantly increased.
3). Visual disturbance
Do you use a smartphone with a bright screen? New research shows that small text and bright screens can damage your eyesight. Exposure to the blue light emitted by most smartphones, tablets, laptops and other portable devices promotes the growth of toxic molecules in your eyes.
4). Sleep disturbance
More than 70 percent of smartphone users carry their phones to bed. However, studies have found that just two hours of screen exposure can cause sleep problems. It's also been said that late at night, the intellectual stimulation from cell phones makes it difficult to relax.
Instead of watching videos, listening to podcasts, use an internet blocker, use night mode, or move your phone out of range to minimize your smartphone screen at night.
5). Short attention span
Digital multitasking may seem successful, but it can make you less focused in the long run. Researchers have also found that smartphones distract and severely limit your attention, making you less efficient at complex tasks.
Exercise and meditation can help you improve your mental focus. Keep your phone away from you and increase your focus gradually.
In my opinion, the advantages of smartphones far outweighs its disadvantages, moderation is key.
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