Connie K. Ho
Technology can be addicting. You switch on your computer, log online, and are inundated by social media networks, email, games, and more. You switch on your cell phone, and you quickly receive a stream of texts, photos, videos, and other like pieces of content. It can be quite overwhelming and difficult to turn off these new devices.
A new study emphasizes the effects that intense usage of gadgets can have on a person’s health. Researchers at the University of Gothenburg’s Sahlgrenska Academy found that young adults who use their mobile phones or computers for a long duration of time before sleep have a greater likelihood of having sleep disturbances, stress, and symptoms of mental health.