What happens if we use a cell phone too much?

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Overuse of cellphone or smartphones creates several problems physically which may cause permanent damage or be difficult to treat. 

Excessive use of cell phones is bad for your health. Constant over-use of phone leads to increase anxiety, feelings of loneliness, and low self-esteem. It also creates irritation, frustration, and impatience in users when it is not being used. 

Diminishing eyesight, weight gain, back problems, long term sleep deprivation can cause drowsiness, problem concentration, and slowing the immune system.

  • Eye Strain
  • Neck Pain
  • Lower Oxygen Level
  • Wrist Sprains
  • Sleep Disturbance
  • Anxiety
  • Depression.
  • Cause of Bacteria.
  • Increase in accidents.
  • Lack of creative thinking
  • ADHD (Attention-deficit/ hyperactivity disorder)
  • Male Infertility

Eye Strain

Extended use of digital devices and explore of screens can cause digital eye strain. Symptoms can include blurry vision, trouble focusing on one thing, redness of the eye, dry eyes, eye fatigue, and also headache. 

This is because smartphones emit a low level of harmful blue light which can change the eye pupil’s reaction towards the light which causes strain around and behind the eye. 

Neck Pain

The human brain is the controller of all organs. When you sit or relax at a certain angle it will put an impact on your neck and spine. When you continuously bow down your head and tilt your neck to interact with your phone, it will cause pressure on your cervical spine. Cell Phone related neck strain is also common, doctors call it as text neck. Research shows that for every inch you drop your head forward, you double the load on those muscles. According to the specialist looking down at your smartphone with your chin to your chest, can put about 60 pounds of force on your neck. 

Lower Oxygen Level

Constantly looking at the smartphone lowered the oxygen supply towards the brain. Sitting in the slumped position decreases the lung’s ability to expand. So, inhaling less oxygen, the heart needs to work harder to send more oxygenated blood throughout the body including the brain. 

Wrist Sprains

If a person is addicted to text messages and continues using his thumb and fingers can cause pain, discomfort in the thumb. Holding a phone for a long period, compress the carpal tunnel and cause inflammation of tendon attachments. 

Sleep Disturbance

Habitually using cellphones before bed can have several adverse effects. The glare from the phone light and engaging the phone keeps the brain active and does not allow it to calm the body for bed. 

According to some researches, using cell phones and interact with LCD closely can completely damage your healthy sleep cycle and causes hormonal imbalance. For iPhone and Andriod users it is better to on blue-light filter that provides a pleasing effect to the eyes. If it is necessary or has some urgent work then you may use it for a while and turn on blue-light mode.

Anxiety

With all negative effects on our body, constant use of cellphone impacts our mental health also. It is called an anxiety disorder. It is due to spending so much time in the cyber world and very allow time in the real world. Constantly pressurizing the mind with scary news and constants, we become more insecure. Use of cellphone ten hours per day keeps bombardment on mind increase the anxiety which needs silence. 

Depression

A person who is addicted to his/her mobile phone has a common issue of anger, tension, depression, restlessness, and irritability. Phone addiction harms self-esteem and makes you feel physically low. It can also become a cause of Obsessive-compulsive disorder. It allows the user to hide behind the screen and present the lives he wants others to think he has. This increases the depression in the user thinking why are others so happy when I am struggling?

Cause of Bacteria

In our daily life, we touch and interact with plenty of things that carry bacteria, but cell phones carry the extra amount of bacteria because we place our gadget in different places, attend calls, and it has a strong closure with our mouth and ears. So to avoid germs, stop using cell phones unnecessarily, wash your hands frequently, and most important thing is that clean your gadget, disinfect it with a cleaner.

Increase in accidents

In many countries, it is illegal to use your cell phone while driving because it will definitely divert your attention and can also become a cause of death. While driving a car, or riding a bike, you have to make sure to your family and friends that I can not attend your call while driving. If you are addicted to your cell phone, then a chance of an accident gets an increase. Although multitasking is good is some matter but it is a significant impairment that diverts the attention of the driver on a road.

Lack of creative thinking

Cell phone slows down your actual work, if you are doing some important task and put your concertation on the buzz or peep of your gadget, it will divert your concentration, you will not feel compelled, and you feel absent-minded from your actual work. Access use of the mobile phone can also diminish your creativity, the ability of problem-solving, and also distract you from an important task.

ADHD (Attention-deficit/ hyperactivity disorder)

Addicted to cellphone causes distraction. Spending 9 hours per day, the brain is saturated and it loses the ability to concentrate, focus, and be organized in certain situations. 

Male Infertility

Cell phone radiations decrease sperm count, sperm motility, and viability. 

Conclusion

If there is no specific time to use your cell phone, checking updates on it, taking endless selfies & pictures, posting status all the time, sharing your thoughts on social media all the time, and all these aspects actually increase narcissism in your real life. It will decrease your face to face and real-life communication, work, hobbies, and other important things in life. Socially you are surrounded by plenty of people and friends but in actual you will feel alone and unhappy. So to make your lifestyle healthy it is better to turn off your phone at a certain time, while going to bed does not allow your self to use a mobile phone or any gadget, reduce your mobile addiction by replacing it with some other healthy activities.

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