Computers, smartphones, and other smart devices bring more than just good.
1. Gadgets are time-consuming
We spend a lot of time on the computer. And when its not available, we switch to smartphones. Or sticking to video games. We watch the news, videos with cats, photos of friends, and participate in useless online discussions.
But if you give up all gadgets at least for a while, you will be amazed at how much time you will have. It can be used very effectively. Go in for sports, for example. Make repairs. Be with loved ones. or even sleep!
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2. Screens harm your eyesight
Let’s not be like strange guys in foil hats who shout that technology irradiates us with radiation. You don’t need to be seven spans in the forehead to understand that a computer and a uranium rod are slightly different things. However, gadgets still do some harm to your health, especially if they are misused.
Looking at the screens for a long time is harmful to your eyes. Avoid this vision risk for two main reasons.
First, when looking at interface elements, we overstrain our eyes. Secondly, on the computer, we literally forget to blink—the frequency of blinking decreases from 15 to 5 times per minute, which causes dry eyes. Therefore, to save your eyesight, follow some simple rules. And spend less time at the monitor.
3. You can ruin your posture
In addition to vision, a computer can also harm your posture. It is not typical for a person to remain motionless for a long time. Therefore, sit at the computer correctly. Or do not use it at all. Why waste time on trifles.
And smartphones are bad for the neck; using them, we constantly tilt our heads to look at the screen. American chiropractor Dean Fishman even suggested text neck syndrome – systematic review, a special name – “text neck syndrome” – for a disease that develops in those who like to correspond on a smartphone, tilting their head.
4. Gadgets harm sleep
Many people sit at their computers until dark. And, going to bed, they continue to stick to their smartphones, reading posts on social networks or liking photos on Instagram. Forcing yourself to put down the gadget and finally fall asleep can sometimes be very difficult.
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Computers, smartphones, and indeed all devices with bright screens, negatively affect the quality of sleep. This has been repeatedly confirmed by research progress about the effect and prevention of blue light on eyes.
Digital device manufacturers are aware of this problem and they provide gadgets with a “Night mode” function that automatically changes screens’ color temperature. But this is only a half measure. The only sure way to improve sleep is to stop using TVs, computers, tablets, and smartphones a couple of hours before going to bed.
5. Social media causes envy and depression
Social media is great. All the people there are happy and beautiful. Look at the photos of those you follow on Instagram or Facebook; Psychologists at the University of Houston conducted a study seeking everyone else’s highlight reels; ‘How Facebook Usage is Linked to Depressive Symptoms and established a link between depression and Facebook use”. They found that people who spend a lot of time on social media and compare themselves to their friends become depressed and unhappy.
So stop studying other people’s pictures; live your life and forget about others.
Adapted and translated by The Cop Cart Staff
Sources: Life hacker