As our busy lives become increasingly dependent on the convenience of smartphones. Now more than ever, people have instant access to others, news, entertainment, games, and online tools. If used properly and in moderation, smartphones are a huge resource that can help people in countless ways.
REASONS TO PUT YOUR PHONE DOWN
We think smartphones are transforming the way individuals connect with each other. However, people in our society are rapidly reducing their interactions with those around them and would rather look at a smartphone than the person next to them. We have also observed a decrease in eye contact, intimacy, attention span and interpersonal relationships as mobile phone usage has increased.
Here are some of the main reasons not to overuse your smartphone and give your eyes a rest!
Blue Light affects Sleep – Approximately 65 per cent of adults sleep with their phones and other devices within reach, with the percentage increasing to 90 per cent for adults aged 18 to 29 years. Smartphones, though, emit blue light, that really informs our brain that it’s time to wake up.
20/20/20 Rule – Every year, a large number of people go to the doctor because of headache, blurred vision, eye fatigue and dry eyes, all due to overuse of the screen. Your eyes need a break. Studies have shown that there is a so-called 20/20/20 rule for using smartphones; which says that every 20 minutes you need to look at something at least 20 feet away for at least 20 seconds.