Being addicted to your phone not only affects you mentally but physically as well. iPhones can be harmful to your body in the long run. Here are some reasons why you should cut back on looking at your phone:
-Having a phone during a dinner conversation with others can have negative affects on emotion: Studies have been done that show that when two people are having a conversation and one person has a phone, the other person will have negative emotions towards the other person. "These results demonstrate that the presence of mobile phones can interfere with human relationships, an effect that is most clear when individuals are discussing personally meaningful topics," said the researchers of the study.
-Increase Stress Levels:
Researchers found high mobile phone use was associated with stress and sleep disturbances for women, whereas high mobile phone use was associated with sleep disturbances and symptoms of depression in men. The constant ringing, answering, and checking can be stressful for people. Excessive cell phone use can be a risk factor for mental health issues in adults.
Using your hands constantly can cause inflammation in the joints. Using you cellphone for long periods of times with your back arched causes back pain. There is even a term for arching your next and back when using your phone. Doctors call it iHunch, text neck, and some refer to it as iPosture.
Staring at a bright screen all day can really have negative effects on your eyes. People forget to blink when staring at a screen causing strain on the eyes. Nearsightedness is on the rise in young adults and researchers believe it can be because of excessive phone use.