Like it or not, technology dominates modern life. Rarely can you see an individual without a smartphone in hand. People these days live a more active life in the virtual world than they do in real life. While we relish all the perks that the World Wide Web offers, it also has many disadvantages that mainly impact your health in a negative light. First off, the radiation emitted by many of these modern gadgets is not good for your health. Then, smartphone and smart gadget use can be highly addicting.
This obsession with technology has been going on for a while now. Back then, parents were often worried about young kids who are obsessed with video games. But today, they can do virtually everything they want with a smartphone in hand. You can text and call family and friends any time of the day. You can also play any game you want as long as you can download it from the app store and your phone has enough memory for it. Social media is the biggest temptation of all. You can get lost in it 24/7 and not feel sleepy at all.
A major factor as to why many people, even young kids, get hooked to technology and their health ultimately suffers is because they have access to it at home or even outside the house. Even kids as young as 10-13 years old now own their personal smartphones. So, it’s no longer surprising that people with sleep issues are rising because our lifestyle is mainly to blame. We live in a tech-crazed world that can’t survive a day without fiddling with our smartphones or logging into our various social media accounts.
Social media gave new meaning to our lives. However, you can’t deny that while it is fun to connect and reconnect with old and new friends online, it can take your time away from more important life responsibilities, even from your much-needed sleep. Unfortunately, teens suffer the most because they often don’t understand yet the implications of this new tech obsession and how their health ultimately suffers in the end.
It is the parents’ responsibility to look after their child’s health and well-being even if it means imposing a curfew on their tech use. If you just let kids use technology whenever they want to, they will eventually suffer from poor sleep quality, not get enough sleep and suffer from excessive daytime sleepiness that may pull their grades down and affect how much they participate in class.
Aside from affecting school performance, kids and teens who stay up late at night because of their smartphone use suffer from a shift in their circadian rhythm that also affects various restorative biological processes that often take place at night in your sleep. Always remember that sleep is an important factor in the normal growth and development of children, so make sure they sleep well at night and away from these addictive gadgets as much as possible.
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