It is only a matter of a few clicks and gentle taps on the smartphone that helps us get closer to them. It also keeps us updated with the all the latest events occurring in the world.
Cellphones are much beyond the basic functionalities of keeping in touch with our peers but it also provides us good entertainment with access to several social networking sites, internet surfing, different video channels and graphic games.
Cellphones has become an indispensable part of our lives around 2009 and has gained a huge control on our thoughts and actions. The global subscription rate of using cell phones had reached a whopping 6.9 billion according to the reports of World Health Organization.
Cell Phones & Health
Cell phones are considered as technological boon with a humongous stack of functionalities offered by it. It is however important to note that excessive use of it especially before going to bed can have many negative impacts. According to a study published in 2007, 38% out of 1656 adolescents in Belgium did not access their cellphones during nighttime.
This excessive use of cellphones especially at night causes many grave illnesses like anxiety, insomnia and many other psychological disorders.
Sleep disorders, depression symptoms and stress are most commonly seen occurring in young adults. A study in 2011 showed that nearly 4156 young adults between the age20-24 suffered from the above disorders due to high mobile phone usage.
The cell phone usage patterns of 337 students were noted and it was found that most of the female suffered from insomnia, anxiety and stress due to high usage of mobile phones. A study in Addiction research and theory published this study.
A study was published in the year 2013 in Community Medicine and health education that indicated the cell phone usage patterns of nearly 459 college patterns in the age group of 17 to 23 years who accesses it for nearly 2 months.
The study also stated that nearly 51.5 % of the students reported problems of migraines and headaches and 50.8% reported irritability and anger. 47.4% also reported lack of concentration, 38.5 % percent reported anxiety while 36.5 reported eye strain. 35.4% reported problems of sleeplessness while 32.7 % suffered from tiredness.