Smartphone a Silent Health Killer

Living a healthy and better lifestyle is everyone’s dream but how can someone achieve this dream just by sitting in front of a computer or by sliding away mobile’s screen all the time. Giving more time to tech as compared to our health is something which is seen often nowadays.

People think their life is getting much better because of mobile phones, and yes, it is true but it is just improving your life for a temporary period and is destroying your life in the future period. Being too much on screen are changing our mental as well as physical health.

Computer vision syndrome: It is also referred to as Digital Eye Strain, it describes a group of eye and vision-related problems that result from prolonged computer, tablet, e-reader, and cell phone use. Many individuals experience eye discomfort and vision problems when viewing digital screens for extended periods. The level of discomfort appears to increase with the amount of digital screen use.

The most common symptoms associated with Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS) or Digital Eye Strain       are: –

1) Eye Strain

2)Headaches

3) Blurred Vision

4) Neck and Shoulder Pain

Disruption of circadian rhythms: Disruption of biological timing. This can occur from the level of the molecular clock (that temporally regulates cellular activities) to misalignment between behavioural and environmental cycles. Circadian rhythm disruption produces a loss of characteristic phase relationships in oscillatory subsystems, the nature of which is ill-defined.

Effects on kids: The light emitted from screens interferes with the sleep cycle in the brain and can lead to insomnia. Elementary school-age children who watch TV or use a computer more than two hours per day are more likely to have emotional, social, and attention problems. Kids having more exposure to screen time often shows less cognitive development.

A smartphone is ruing our life by acting as a silent killer.

Some of the most helpful things which can make our lifestyle much better than a mobile can do are:

1} Try spending more time with your family and friends.

2} Try doing more interaction with your community.

3} Maintain a positive attitude and also keep your curiosity alive.

4} Rather than searching train schedule’s on the internet try asking someone in person.

5} Try to pay attention to the person who is talking to you rather than surfing on the mobile.

    Sources: –

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5680647/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5142605/

https://www.verywellfamily.com/the-negative-effects-of-too-much-screen-time-1094877

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