Nowadays, we live in a world full of technology and we use many of them on a daily basis, including TV’s, computers, tablets and most importantly, cellphones. We should admit that we feel like lost without our phones, which is why we carry them around 24/7. We also have the habit of putting them near us when we sleep, which unfortunately has a detrimental effects to our overall health. In this article we will discover the reasons why we should decrease the use of phones.
This amazing gadget enables us to communicate, to surf on the internet, to pay the bills without having to go to the bank etc. all in all, it makes our life easier. According to the results from a survey, even 60% of the respondents said that they use their phones even when they are in the toilet.
Unfortunately, all these gadgets contain radiation which can be extremely harmful for our overall health.
When it comes to leaving our phone on the night stand, we should definitely get rid of this bad habit since it increases our anxiety levels. Moreover, knowing that it is near us, we are constantly alert, we tend to wake up in the middle of the night to check social media or e-mails, etc. all of this makes changes in our behavior and it results in insomnia, irritability, headaches, nightmares, lack of productivity, stress and poor concentration.
In order to prevent all of the abovementioned side-effects of using the phone, we need to follow these steps:
- Keep phone calls to a minimum.
- When not in use, put the phone in airplane mode.
- Avoid sleeping near a turned on phone.
- Use a headset or speaker phone when on calls.
- In order to use less power, make sure your phone has a good reception.