In this modern area, a smartphone is a staple for daily living. Because of its efficiency, so many people depend on it to the point that they can’t even function without one. Although they make things easier, experts warned us of the health effects of using your smartphone for a prolonged period of time.
Do you always find yourself looking down at your mobile phone? Have you ever stayed up late at night while playing on your phone? If you find your daily living being disrupted by excessive usage of your smartphone, then it might be time to put it down.
In a Youtube video, the trusted “Doktor ng Bayan” Dr. Willie Ong warns people of the negative effects of too much smartphone usage. As an example, the trusted doctor cited the horrific case of two unidentified women. After using their smartphones for an extended period of time, the victims suffered from a momentary loss of eyesight.
Although they only experienced it for 15 minutes, it was terrifying enough and it sure taught them a lesson. This can be attributed to the blue light smartphone emits. This blue light is proven to interfere with your eyesight, as well as your body’s circadian rhythm, which regulates your sleep cycle.
To avoid incidents like this in the future, be mindful and responsible for how you use your smartphone. As much as possible, limit your usage only when necessary and avoid using a laptop, tablet, or mobile phone an hour before you go to bed.
Aside from this, Dr. Ong also warned us of using mobile phones in a moving vehicle since it can be detrimental to your eyesight.
Dr. Ong also mentioned that frequent use of smartphones while on commute might damage our eyes, since our eyes can’t follow what we’re reading. We should also avoid using our phones while lying in bed – to prevent the smartphones from falling on our faces, potentially giving us a black eye or splitting our lip.
Another common side effect is “text neck” and “cellphone elbow,” characterized by numbness or a sharp pain in the arm holding the phone.
To find out more about the risks associated with frequent smartphone use, check out Dr. Ong’s informational video below:
The health tips on this website are based on articles published in books, periodicals and various social media sites by Doctor Willie Ong. We believe and fully support the good intentions of our ‘Doktor ng Bayan.’
Ang health tips sa website na ito ay hango sa mga artikulong nailathala sa libro, dyaryo, at iba-ibang social media sites ng tanyag na doktor na si Doc Willie Ong. Kami ay naniniwala at sumusuporta sa mabuting hangarin ng ating Doktor ng Bayan.
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