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Learn about these top six reasons why constant use of mobile phone is harmful


It is true that smartphones help us being in touch with anyone at any time. But, do you think this connectivity is always good? Have you ever thought about the problems we face due to overuse of mobile phones? Well, here are a few solid reasons why you should put your phone away for a while. 

Use of mobile phones lowers concentration. It is pretty obvious. In fact, even the very presence of a phone seems to lower your concentration. School students and employees are most affected by this. 

FoMo — Using your mobile phone continuously can probably contribute to FoMo — Fear of Missing Out. We are always curious to know what’s happening in the life of others and what others are doing. Even if we miss out a single thing, we feel as though we have missed something really important, which actually is utter nonsense. People who develop FoMo experience increased anxiety, mood swings, and are more prone to check their phone every now and then, even when they are involved in something important. 

Stress and anxiety — Needless to mention, overuse of mobile phones is detrimental for your mental health. Constant overuse leads to feelings of loneliness, increased anxiety and low self-esteem. Always relying on these phone cause frustration, irritation, and impatience during circumstances they cannot be used. 

Reduces memory — Since notifications and messages distract and disrupt important tasks, the ability to remember targets and goals at work is affected. There is another perspective wherein the waves emitted by the mobile phones impair brain functioning, leading to reduction in memory. 

Sleep problems- Constant use of mobile phones lead to insomnia and poor sleep quality. Research states that those who use their mobiles before sleep get shorter sleep durations compared to those who don’t. The backlight on the phone seems to delay melatonin, the sleep hormone from being released, eventually keeping you awake for a longer period of time. 

Masks reality — Social media tends to create a distorted view of the real world. Nobody is as joyful as they appear on Instagram or Facebook or as happening as they seem on Twitter. Naturally, we compare our lives with these false realities. You know what? This comparison could be highly stressful, depressing and may promote fear of failure.