Last Updated on January 7, 2021
Those little incredible smart devices have made our lives easier. They have helped us stay connected with the people we love, stay updated to what is happening all over the world, and above all keep us entertained.
That’s not all, these mini-computers can also track our diet, our exercise goals, and our sleep patterns. They have succeeded in replacing our watch, camera, calendar, and even address books. No wonder why we can spend hours with our heads dropped down and never get bored!
However, this magical invention actually has the power to damage your health and friendship too! Here are 11 good reasons you might want to give yourself a break
and stop looking at your phone before it’s too late.
fingers some rest, and stop to smell the roses.
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#1 – Your Smartphone Screen Damages Your Eyes
It is a universal truth that the eye is the most beautiful and the most important sensory organ of the human body. It has the ability to perform a variety of tasks. However, the great amount of time we spend staring at our phone screens can be harmful.
According to many lab experiments, long hours of exposure to high levels of HEV light (which is similar to the kind emitted by LCD screens) can cause damages at the level of retinal tissue. The experiments have also shown that the risk rises with the factor of proximity.
This means the closer you are to the screen, the more radiation your eyes absorb. In addition, experts say that as long as the degree of the damage is still unknown, it is advisable that you moderately use your phone and avoid the prolonged screen usage.
#2 – People Perceive You in a Negative Way
In 2012, the University of Essex has carried out a study where partners were paired together to discuss current events for 10 minutes. Half of the participants in the study had their phones but didn’t use it while the other participants had no phone at all. Guess what?