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Are Cell Phones Having an Impact on Our Brain Health?

November 30, 2017

It's really hard to even imagine living life without our cell phones now. If we need to make a call, we can instantly and anywhere. We can also send off a quick text message, answer emails, post to social media, google things, and use maps to help us find our way. 

But all of this phone dependence is proving to be bad for some people. More and more people are addicted to their phones and the internet. This new digital addiction can harm the brain long-term and cause mental issues to arise. 

The new study found that the addiction was causing chemical imbalance in the brain that could lead to depression, anxiety, and other mental health issues. But how many people are actually addicted to their phones? Pew Research found that 46% of Americans said they could not live without their phone. 

So can you be a cell phone addict? Answer these questions honestly and find out. 

Do you find yourself spending more time on your smartphone than you realize?

Do you find yourself mindlessly passing time on a regular basis by staring at your smartphone even though there might be better or more productive things to do?

Do you seem to lose track of time when on your cell phone?

Do you find yourself spending more time texting, tweeting, or emailing as opposed to talking to real-time people?

Has the amount of time you spend on your cell phone been increasing?

Do you secretly wish you could be a little less wired or connected to your cell phone?

Do you sleep with your smartphone on or under your pillow or next to your bed regularly?

There are many more questions that can help you gauge your score of addiction here. If you think you have a problem you can always use this device to replace your phone and lessen your usage time.