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The Impact of Screen Addiction on Your Health

July 7, 2015

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Smart phones are awesome tools that allow you to connect with friends and family all over the world, and even meet new like-minded people you might’ve never connected with if it wasn’t for technology.  

We walk with our smart phones, run with them, and even sleep with them sometimes. Our relationships with them become among the most prominent and intimate in our lives.

Do you get into bed with your phone at night, scroll through social media until you fall asleep, and roll over to grab it first thing in the morning to check email? 

You might already know that being on your phone and computer all day is detrimental to your health. Research has shown that the blue light, emitted from phone and tablet screens, specifically increases hyper energy and suppresses natural sleep hormones.

Electromagnetic frequencies (EMFs), the charges emitted from devices, also greatly disrupt sleep patterns, metabolism, digestion, and every other bodily function.

Studies are showing more and more that screen addiction is taking a serious toll on physical and mental health. Many people addicted to their devices skip meals, forget to go to the bathroom, and, not surprisingly, have very disrupted or non-existent sleep. 

Rehab centers are appearing and screen addiction is being treated as a scientific disorder that requires rehab. How scary is that? 

At these centers, people are completely separated from their technology – their addiction – to detox physically and mentally from EMFs. 

More and more, peoples’ lives revolve around their devices, and they become disconnected from real life. This is a big problem, causing major interpersonal and career issues, and often leading to adrenal burnout and even depression. 

When people are addicted to media, every part of their life suffers. Health deteriorates and relationships dissolve. It’s really scary. 

What do you think about screen addiction? Do you need to bring more consciousness to this area of your life? Share in the comments below – I can’t wait to hear from you. 

It’s so important that everyone’s aware of this serious disorder, so use the social tools to spread the word and have your voice heard.

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