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Friday, July 1, 2016

Nomophobia: Smart phones not so smart

(Photo by Japanexperterna)
If misplacing a smart phone ruins your mood, you may be suffering from nomophobia.

What's more, you are far from alone.  Psychology Today reports that approximately 47 percent of women and 58 percent of men fear separation from their mobile devices.  Nine percent of those surveyed feel anxious when their mobile phones are merely turned off.

Apart from this gnawing fear, there are other downsides to being overly connected.  The blue light (HEV) from smart phones is especially damaging to the eyes.  This same light can interfere with melatonin production, which in turn deters sleep.

Relying upon computer memory instead of your own may dull the brain’s ability to recall appointments, birthdays, phone numbers, etc.  The electromagnetism that smart phones emit may also damage your hearing.     


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