Is Your Phone Making You Sick?


Something the vast majority have and take with us everywhere we go, is our phones. It’s very rare you’ll see somebody without a mobile phone, whether they have a traditional phone, or most commonly, a smartphone. Smartphones really are taking over the world, and while they can certainly be helpful, they can also make you sick. At the very least, they can hinder your progress and stop you from living a fulfilling life.

Below, we have some pointers you should keep in mind next time you feel like using your phone at the drop of a hat. Take a look!

Things You Shouldn’t Be Doing With Your Phone

Let’s take a look at the things you shouldn’t be doing with your phone if you want to stay healthy:

Using it when you’re with friends – using your phone with your friends is rude. If you get an important phone call, fine, but you’re basically ‘checking out’ of the physical conversation and letting everybody know that you have something more interesting in front of you.

Mindless scrolling – scrolling mindlessly is something people often do when they are bored or procrastinating. It’s all too easy to get stuck on a site like Facebook (they are designed to keep you stuck there, FYI), and waste hours of your life looking at things you don’t really care about. Be more mindful of when you pick up your phone, how long you scroll, and whether what you’re looking at is actually helping you.

Sleeping with it under your pillow or near your bed – your phone should be as far away from your bed as possible in the morning. Notifications and light from it can hinder your sleep during the night, and it’s too tempting to start scrolling as soon as you wake up – which can get the day off to a pretty rubbish start. Invest in a proper alarm clock instead, if this is what you use it for. Using your phone as an alarm clock can also give you more opportunity to snooze, encouraging unhealthy sleeping patterns.

Just Some Ways Your Phone Can Hinder You

  • Text neck – too much texting with your head bent over can cause pain and permanent damage in some cases.
  • Text claw – your hands can suffer damage from texting and the way you hold your phone.
  • Eye strain – looking at your phone for too long can be damaging to your eyes.
  • Overeating – as phones can mess with our hormones, they can lead to overeating.
  • Overspending – when you see people on Instagram showing off, you might feel more inclined to do the same.

Using Your Phone In A Healthy Way

It’s so important you use your phone in a healthy way. Make sure you have a package that suits your needs, such as one from, and then have set times for checking your phone. Never pick up your phone or go to an app without a good reason – and make sure you think about it for a second first. What are you hoping to achieve or find by picking your phone up right now? This will stop you from getting side tracked.

This is just a few of the ways your phone can hinder you and make you sick. There are far worse horror stories out there, so be smart!

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