Last Updated on January 7, 2021
How many times you wanted to check your phone for 10 minutes but it magically became 30 minutes or even more?
Once you hold your favorite electronic device and start scrolling, tapping and swiping… it becomes impossibly hard to step away. It’s shocking when you realize that this behavior has become the norm nowadays.
According to a study from the University of Maryland, most participating students were distressed when they spent one day without their devices. Plus, 1 in 3 students admitted they’d choose their smartphones over engaging in an intimate relationship!
No matter how much you love your electronic device, you must never use it to the point it becomes dangerous for your health. Here are 10 tech habits that are hurting you and, in some cases, can cause serious health problems.
#1 – Sleeping with your smartphone
Stop putting your phone beneath the pillow! Cell phone users are recommended to minimize their exposure to the radio frequency energy produced by phones. In fact, long-term, excessive use of smartphones might be associated with some types of cancer as well as other serious health problems.
Even though extended research is needed, it’s best to keep your phone away by using Bluetooth headsets and carrying your phone in a purse/backpack. In case you need to keep your cellphone beside you for some reason, make sure to turn airplane mode on.
#2 – Using a dirty cellphone
Your smartphone gets filthy faster than you may think. Basically, you don’t stop touching it and placing it on different dirty surfaces throughout the day, which leads all types of particles to deposit on the device, filling it with germs you certainly don’t want to touch.
So you shouldn’t be surprised if you started noticing patterns of acne or blackheads on your cheeks due to answering calls. Every time you press the phone to answer a call, you also press dirt and oils against your face, increasing the risk of getting acne.