EFFECTS OF TECHNOLOGY ON HEALTH
Technology has able to change our lifestyle, and has made it easier for us to do things. Especially for smartphones and tablets. It has made it easy for us to get information, to socialize, and many more. However, excessive use of smartphones, laptops, and computers are very harmful for our health.
1. Can lead to Digital Dementia
A neuroscientist, Manfred Spitzer has introduced this term. Digital Dementia is the breakdown of cognitive abilities due to the overuse of digital technology. According to Spitzer, if we overuse digital technology, our short-term memory pathways will start to deteriorate.
2. Can lead to Text Neck
If a person looks down at their smartphones, tablets, or any other wireless device for too long or too frequently, it can lead to text neck which is a neck pain.
3. Can lead to Compulsive Communicating
Compulsive communicating is where a person talks too much beyond the amount that is socially acceptable.
4. Can lead to CRV (Computer Vision Syndrome)
CRV can also be referred as Digital Eye Strain. It is basically the eye discomfort and vision problems due to looking at smartphones, tablets, or computers for too long.
5. Can lead to Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
It is where we feel numb, tingling or pressure on the median nerve of our wrist. Usually, it is cause by making the same movement over and over again, especially using the wrist.
Can lead to insomnia
Insomnia is a sleep disorder. It is where a person who spends too much time on the smartphones, tablets, or computers find it difficult to fall asleep.
7. Can lead to e-Thrombosis
If a person spend too much time on computer or laptop, they tend to sit there for a long periods of time. This can make the blood clots in the heart or blood vessel which as a result can put the victim at risk for obstruction of blood flow.
8. Can lead to hearing impairment
Hearing impairment is cause by listening to sound too loud, usually via headphones.
As the conclusion, spending too much time on the smartphones, tablets, or computers, can harm our health in many ways. So, we should be able to control the amount of time spend on technology so that it will not bring harm to our health.