We all love our mobile phones, and they have certainly made our lives easier in a number of ways. From online research to Google maps to social media, they help us with everything and an entire world seems to fit-in this 5-inch device. However, helpful as they may be, there is no doubt that slowly we are getting addicted to their usage, leading to numerous physical, social as well as psychological issues.
Most of us are oblivious to these effects but trust me your mobile phone addiction is going to cost you. In this article we have listed 10 ways in which excessive usage of phones can affect your life:
Do you feel the need to check your phone every few minutes? Do you find it difficult to stay away from your mobile for over 15 minutes? Well, if you answered with a yes for any of the two questions, then it’s high time, you are already a phone addict!
Such people stay awake whole night to socialize, chat, watch videos, talk to friends and play games. If mobile usage is restricted for such a person, they get anxious to get it back.
Do you often feel that your phone is vibrating, even though it is not? Well, if you feel it often then you are possibly suffering from Phantom Pocket Vibration.
Smartphone addicts, especially teenagers, find it really hard to sleep at night. They constantly keep checking their phones and what’s worse is that they even sleep with their phones tucked under their pillows. A good sleep at night is essential for a normal brain activity.
Do you wonder why your friend looks so stressed out all the time? Well, did you notice how addicted he/she is to their mobiles. After a stressful day at work, many people spend hours browsing or chatting with their peers over mobile phones, I must tell you that you must immediately limit your usage of mobiles. Also, many scientists believe that radiations emitted from a phone can cause neurodegenerative diseases (brain damage).
Some people live their life on a social media platform. They are literally married to their mobile and can’t help checking it every few minutes, even while hanging out with friends or family. This usually annoys everyone around them and leaves them feeling lonely. Such people get so involved in their virtual world that they isolate themselves with the real world.
Did you know that typing, scrolling, swiping on your mobile can be the reason behind your sickness? People, who are addicted to their phones, find it hard to keep their phones away while eating or drinking. All the germs on your phone’s screen ultimately go inside your body leading to different types of infections. If you take your mobile to the restroom, then there is hardly anything that I really need to add.
Spending hours looking at the small screen of your mobile can do more damage to your eyes than you can imagine. Squinting hard to clearly read the minuscule fonts of the text messages can lead to blurred vision, tired eyes, dizziness and even migraine.
I am sure you must have seen your friends slouching over their mobile phones for hours at a stretch. Slouching can strain the back muscles as well as the neck (often leading to serious issues such as spondylitis). So, isn’t it wise to give a break to your mobile phone usage?
All those men out there, do you know your phone can make you infertile. Yes, it might come as a shock to you, but the radiation from a mobile can decrease your sperm count. So, limit your phone use and also make it a point to never carry it in your pockets.
No matter whether you use an iPhone or a Blackberry one, chances are that you check your phone even while driving, travelling and even walking on the road. Phones can potentially distract a person and increases a risk of traffic accidents. Also, phone addicts find it difficult to concentrate while working or studying.
Try to overcome yourphone addiction else, it will eat away your life!