WHEN THE SMARTPHONE TAKES POWER OVER OUR SLEEP AND OUR PRODUCTIVITY

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The smartphone , this daily companion of the mortal continues to be talked about. Ingenious tool and that it turns out very practical when used correctly, the smartphone remains however a factor of problems.

Using your mobile phone has become child’s play for anyone. All the excuses are good: find a place on Google Maps®, spend time in transport and waiting rooms watching a video on Youtube®, notify a friend of a delay via Messenger®, seek information the last political movements …

Let’s face it, the bad behaviors that lead to addiction are well known and well-known. Simply calculate the actual time you spend per day on your smartphone and multiply it by 365.

The next time you say “I do not have time to do such a thing or visit / service a friend” , you will find that you are wasting a lot of time on your mobile phone for a poor result.

So much so that this revolutionary object is capable of impacting our lifestyle, our social relations and our health.

This interference of technology in relationships and the implications for personal and relational well-being has a name: technoference .

Due to intrusions and daily interruptions due to technological devices, our life is disrupted until we become more tired and less productive.

According to an Australian survey of 709 mobile phone users aged 18 to 83, researchers reveal that one in five women and one in eight men lost their sleep due to bad habits related to the smartphone.

The study , published March 12, 2019 in the journal Frontiers in Psychiatry, identified other impacts of technofence, which is on the rise, including physical pain, and found that 24% of women and 15% of men are now classified as problem users

TECHNOFENCE: THE SMARTPHONE IS THE CHEF!


Rapid technological innovations in recent years have brought about radical changes in today’s mobile phone technology.

While such changes may improve the quality of life of its users, problematic use of the mobile phone can have a number of negative consequences for its users.

These changes include anxiety or, in some cases, the adoption of unsafe behaviors that have serious health and safety consequences, such as using the phone while driving.

CONSEQUENCES OF BAD HABITS RELATED TO THE SMARTPHONE

According to the authors of this new survey, “technofence” has seen a spectacular leap over the last decade, and the impact on health is growing.

The researchers interviewed Australian mobile phone users using questions reproduced from a similar survey conducted in 2005 to compare the evolution clearly.

They then confronted the results and discovered a significant increase in the number of people blaming their phones for their sleep loss, lost productivity, risk taking while driving and even for their pain.

The survey results indicated that 24% of women and 15% of men could now be classified as problem cell phone users.

For the 18 to 24 age group, this figure rises to 40.9%, with 23.5% of respondents aged 25 to 29 also suffering from “technofence”.

 

Participants were also asked about their driving habits. The researchers found a correlation between the problematic use of phones on the road and on the road.

The main findings of the survey are glaring and require taking a new direction as to education and behaviors with the mobile phone.

The results reveal precisely that 19.5% of women and 11.8% of men now sleep less because of the time spent on their mobile phone, against 2.3% of women and 3.2% of men in 2005.

• 12.6% of men report that their productivity has decreased as a direct result of time spent on their mobile phone compared to none in 2005, and 14% of women also saw a decline in productivity.

• 14% of women try to hide the real time they spend on the phone (3% in 2005), just like 8.2% of men (3.2% in 2005)

• 54.9% of women think that their friends will find it difficult to get in touch with them if they do not have a mobile phone on hand (compared to 28.8% in 2005), and 41.6% of men also think that, but for men the result is almost identical to 2005, with 41.9%.

• 8.4% of women (compared with 3% in 2005) and 7.9% of men (compared to 1.6% in 2005) have pains that they attribute to the use of the mobile phone. In case, keep your head down more than 2 hours a day to see if a “post” on a social network attracts “like” it is not sport, and do not be surprised at your back problems or Cervical vertebrae thereafter.

• 25.9% of women (compared to 3.8% in 2005) and 15.9% of men (compared with 6.5% in 2005) say that there are times when they prefer to use their mobile phone than to deal with more urgent problems. For 18 to 25 year olds, this figure was 51.4% (compared to 10.5% in 2005).

The intrusions and daily interruptions that people experience as a result of mobile phone use and use increase.

The cognitive offloading and confusing states caused by the smartphone have become common to many people in the world, to extract them completely from their lives and the real “missions” they have to fulfill.

The authors explain that this survey revealed that “technofence” has increased among men and women of all ages, and that self-reports of sleep loss and productivity have shown that these negative results have significantly increased. increased over the past 13 years.

This discovery suggests that mobile phones potentially affect more and more aspects of daytime functioning due to lack of sleep and the growing loss of responsibilities.

The survey results also indicate that telephones were used as a coping strategy, one in four women and one in six men said they preferred to use their phones rather than dealing with more pressing issues.

The penetration rate of the smartphone has become considerable, and globally, it is expected to exceed 2.5 billion smartphone users in 2019.

The speed and scale of smartphone use makes all types of people particularly vulnerable to the negative consequences of heavy mobile phone use.

Finally, the rapid technological innovations of recent years have brought about radical changes in today’s mobile phone technology, which can improve the quality of life of phone users, but also produce negative results.

As a result, it has become essential to educate, control, reduce and not destroy the potential of this tool by having addictive behavior until getting sick in the long term.

That the smart phone makes you “stupid” would be a shame, so control your behavior with this tool and do not let your children imprisoned in such a small world, a troublemaker and a health risk factor.

 

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