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Bad side effects of Smartphone addiction you need to know

Arhama AltafWeb Editor

26th Apr, 2020. 03:27 pm
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Smartphone, a much needed and extra important part of our lives, having both advantages and side effects, which completely depends on a human being and its usage.

We usually go through out Smartphone when we have no work to do, actually; we use it even during our important works, before sleep, after sleep, while eating and unusually but yes, in washrooms as well.

There will be nothing wrong if we say that Smartphone results as an addiction to humans causing unusual syndromes. Some are discussed below.

Bad Effects of Smartphone Addiction:

1. Text Claw and Cell Phone Elbow

“Text Claw” is used to describe all of the finger cramping and sore muscles that come from continuous scrolling, texting, and gaming on smartphones. Using your phone too much can cause inflammation in your tendons and enhance existing conditions, like tendinitis and carpal tunnel.

Similarly, “Cell Phone Elbow” describes tingling or numbness in ring and pinky fingers after bending your elbow for long periods of time.

If your non-stop smartphoning has you feeling sore and weak, do some stretches. Put down the phone, then try bending your wrists backward, putting your hands together like a prayer and pushing down. Then, doing some wrist flexes. If you experience pain for longer than a week, try applying heat.

2. iPosture and Text Neck

Slouching over your phone for hours at a time is ruining your neck and hurting your back muscles. Text Neck, just a phrase doctors use to describe the excessive stress on neck muscles.

According to a study of young adults in the U.K., 84% of those tracked experienced back pain during the last year, mainly due to being hunched over smartphones, tablets, and computers.

Fixing your posture can relieve lower back pain, and limiting your phone use can alleviate neck strain.

While it seems awkward, try to hold your phone directly out and in front of your face, not on your lap where you might need to look down for minutes at a time.

3. Computer Vision Syndrome

Staring at the tiny font in your texts and scrolling through dozens of tweets can lead to eyestrain, blurred vision and dizziness.

Blurred vision and sore neck muscles can also cause headaches.

If you feel eye discomfort, make your phone’s font size bigger. Users should try to hold their phones at least 16 inches away from their faces.

Every few minutes look up from your screen at something far away for short breaks. Plus don’t forget to blink.

4. Smartphone Pocket Vibration Syndrome

According to a study, most users experience phantom vibrations when their phones weren’t actually vibrating.

The study also found that students who depend on text messages and social media updates found more anxious when their phones weren’t really vibrating.

To avoid this addiction try shutting your vibration function off and only check your phone during designated hours.

If you have to keep your phone with you, place it in your bag instead. And try to resist checking your bag every five minutes.

Otherwise, you might become the first case of Phantom Bag Vibration Syndrome.

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