PHYSICAL EFFECTS OF PHONE ADDICTION
Overuse of your cell phone or smartphone can result in a number of different physical problems that may cause permanent damage or be difficult to treat, including:
Digital eye strain.
The pain and discomfort associated with viewing a digital screen for over 2 hours.
Eyes begin to burn and itch.
Digital Eye Strain can cause headaches.
Also known as “text neck,” which refers to neck pain resulting from looking down at cell phone or tablet for too long.
Increased illnesses due to germs.
1 in 6 cell phones has fecal matter on it.
E. coli bacteria, which can cause fever, vomiting, and diarrhea, is found on many phones.
Phones have been found to be contaminated with MRSA.
Causes painful abscesses.
Life-threatening infections in bones, joints, surgical wounds, bloodstream, heart valves, and lungs.
Many people believe that they can multitask and use their phones while driving, but this causes significant impairment and puts the driver and others on the road in danger.
Research has revealed that texting and driving can be just as dangerous as drinking and driving.
Preliminary studies have revealed that cell phone radiation may decrease sperm count, sperm motility and viability.
PSYCHOLOGICAL EFFECTS OF PHONE ADDICTION
Cell phone addiction has been linked to an increase in sleep disorders and fatigue in users.
Using your cell phone before bed increases the likelihood of insomnia.
Bright light may decrease sleep quality.
Smartphone use could increase amount of time it takes to fall asleep.
Light emitted from the cell phone may activate the brain.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.
Offline relationships may suffer as a result of neglect in favor of excessive cell phone and social media use.
Research has found that college students who use their cell phones the most are more likely to feel anxious during downtime.
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