Screen radiation and exploding batteries are drastic technological hazards you won’t encounter with a brand-new phone. However, these three technology health risks are present in almost any kind of mobile device. The ‘Text Neck’ syndrome is one of them.
Text Neck Syndrome
Normally, people would look down to see the text message on their phone. However, according to a study by the New York Spine Surgery and Rehabilitation Medicine, this could have consequences for your Spine. The NYSSRM Chief Spine Surgeon Kenneth Hansraj said that the increased stress on the spine could lead to “early wear, tear, degeneration and possibly surgeries.”
Due to increasing internet usage and almost every activity done through a mobile device, obesity has become highly likely for many users. Older generations were more active, according to Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon Jonathan Dearing of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. Inactivity or stagnancy is the fourth leading cause of death worldwide.
Exposure to the backlit screens of mobile devices could lead to sleeping problems due to the suppression of melatonin. Another factor is that the devices stimulate the brain before sleeping, which helps keep it awake before sleeping. Cognitive arousal, according to Clinical Sleep Research Unit Professor Kevin Morgan, is the factor behind those sleepless nights with a smartphone.