The Damage That Smartphones Are Doing To Us

Another survey found that 3 out of every 5 smartphone users in the United States could not have checked their phone more than 60 minutes at a time. The situation of smartphone users all over the world is more or less the same.

The Damage That Smartphones Are Doing To Us

We have no doubt that technology is making our lives easier and more comfortable day by day. From morning till night we can say that we have been involved in various technologies. In the meanwhile, not all the instruments in our daily activities. For example mobile phone, tablet, computer, etc.
Lately, mobile phones have appeared in front of us in a smart way and got the title of the smartphone. As before, the phone is no longer limited to just calling or receiving, messaging.
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Smartphones are the smallest, most portable device in the world. The world is now in the palm of the hand through the Internet. However, our discussion today is not about smartphones. Rather about the bad side of smartphones.

Just as moderate use of technology can make our lives a lot easier, excessive use of it harms us. And that loss is not limited to the individual level. It has a significant negative impact on everything from personal to family and social life.

Many people may say that smartphones need to be used all day long. From keeping in touch with everyone to entertainment, our movements, maps, our shopping lists, routines, alarms, etc. We do a lot of work in daily life with this small device. So how is it possible at this age without using it! What is the bad side of a smartphone?

Let's take a look at the downsides of our favorite smartphones:


1. Addiction

A recent study in the United States found that a college student uses an average of 10 hours a day on the phone. It could be using internet browsing or reading PDF files or messaging. And the more messages they exchange during the day, including on various social sites, the more they talk to anyone throughout the day.
Another survey found that 3 out of every 5 smartphone users in the United States could not have checked their phone more than 60 minutes at a time. The situation of smartphone users all over the world is more or less the same.

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And if someone is told to stay without a phone, there is a kind of fear in them. Which psychologists call nomophobia.


2. Being without a smartphone makes us feel difficult

In 2011, a survey was conducted on about 1000 students of 10 universities. They were kept away from smartphones, laptops, and social sites for 24 hours. Most of the students were physically and mentally broken in the middle of it. They seemed to be much more alone. Even many could not stay away for 24 hours.


3. Backpain problem

According to the British Chiropractic Association, spinal problems, including back pain, have increased dramatically in young people over the past few years. According to a 2015 statistic, 45% of young people between the ages of 16 and 24 suffer from various spinal problems, including back pain. The reason, they say, is because of the extra pressure on the polar cord. And this number has increased by 60% compared to 2014.

However, in this case, they are blaming the various texting on the smartphone. According to a 2014 study, when we do text, the angle at which we bend our spine and the amount of pressure on the spine is equal to 50 pounds. Which is equal to the weight of a healthy normal 7-year-old child. Isn't that terrible!


4. Nerve problems

Smartphones are also responsible for various neurological problems. Excessive smartphone use causes the nerves that connect to the brain from the beginning of our spine to contract under extra pressure or to be damaged in other ways. Which can result in migraine problems with severe headaches. Those who have migraines understand what it is. And this problem is called Occipital neuralgia.


5. Anxiety and frustration

Smartphones are not the only thing that creates physical or mental problems. Excessive use of it will make you emotionally anxious and frustrated. As you go to social sites, you may see instant updates from everyone. Which will create various mental pains including inferior complexion in you. Acknowledging your own failures will reduce your ability to try again. Will make you frustrated. In addition, playing extra games on the smartphone will not allow you to do much of your necessary work properly. Rather these addictions will keep you away from people socially. Which is tied to the path of smooth mental development.


6. Problems of vision

Another notable problem among the bad aspects of smartphones is that they can damage our eyesight. The blue light of the smartphone is harmful to our retina. Excessive use of smartphones for long periods of time can cause severe damage to the retina. This is called macular degeneration in medical science. People with macular degeneration can lose a lot of their eyesight. And it can slowly lead anyone to blindness forever. The blue light of the smartphone falls directly on our eyes and using it too close increases the chances of damaging the retina of the eye.

According to a survey, 55% of 2,000 people admitted that they felt discomfort in their eyes after using the phone for a while.

So set a specific time to use the smartphone to protect the precious eyes. Do not use it excessively. And follow the 20-20-20 rule as long as you use it. This means that after using the smartphone every 20 minutes, you will look at something 20 feet away for 20 seconds. And put some foods that keep the eyesight on the daily food menu.


7. Hearing problems

One of the downsides of smartphones is hearing problems. Usually chatting on a smartphone, browsing is not likely to damage your ears. But if you use a lot of headphones to talk or listen to music, it's time to be careful.
Inside our ears are very small thin hairs. Its job is to send chemical signals to the brain through various nerves. The sound of high volume damages these hairs. This question may come up here as to what is meant by high volume.

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According to the Dangerous Decibels public health campaign, noise levels above 65 decibels are high volume noise that can damage our hearing. Headphones used in smartphones have a maximum volume of 105 decibels, which is similar to the sound produced at a concert.
If someone listens to music at this maximum volume for more than 4 minutes, it can cause severe damage to the ears and hearing. Even if one reduces the volume to 94 decibels and even if it is done for more than 1 hour in a row, the noise can damage the ears.
There are also more bad aspects of smartphones. Excessive use of smartphones can bring many unintended dangers. Excessive use of it can lead to family-social unrest, including various car accidents.

Everything extra actually brings out something bad in one way or another. So be careful. Gradually reduce the use of smartphones more than necessary. Be aware of the bad aspects of the smartphone in time. Make everyone around you aware.