So, here I was going about my daily business, staring at computer screens for hours at a time, watching flashing red and green lights, waiting for a signal, or to put it more aptly, for an opportunity to pounce on, all the while marveling at the irresistible power of capitalism, trying to soak it all in, and suddenly, I felt this sharp pain stabbing at the back of my right eye, like someone trying to push my eyeball with an icepick from the inside out; following that, I felt discombobulated and a strong sense of confusion that I’d never experienced before. This whole incident lasted for about 2 mins, and left me with a feeling of “Dude, there’s something seriously wrong with you man. You need to call your doc and get checked up ASAP.” I did just that and scheduled the earliest appointment with my doctor, who after thorough examination, concluded that my symptoms where similar to those of someone suffering from a head trauma or a concussion. It’s been eons since I last played any form of physical contact sport, which rendered his whole diagnosis incorrect. After going over a list of a zillion different causes, he asked me whether I was a smartphone junkie, to which I replied “Hell yeah I am!” To which he replied, “Aah, and therein lies your problem.” According to him, repeated use of smartphone for reading purposes .i.e. Texts, Emails, Articles, etc… can put serious stress on your eyes and your brain, and lead some serious complications, one of which is concussion like symptoms.
Alright, Alright, Alrrrriiiiiight!
This might be probably one of the most Ironic and Hypocritical posts I’ve ever written. The guy who allegedly makes his living selling Mobile Apps, hates Smartphones? Hmmm… WTF is that all about?
First of all, I don’t HATE Smartphones!
I LOVE Smartphones!
But what I don’t like is the fact that Smartphone Overuse can have some serious and lasting negative effects on your health that simply cannot be ignored. As a matter of fact, the statement: “Mobile Phones FRY Your Brain.” – isn’t far from the truth. Prolonged use of Mobile Devices (Phone-To-Ear) can cause serious damage to your Brain Cells (Neurons and Neural Pathways) and also negatively affect your Hearing. Sometimes, Smartphones, the ones that require a lot of computing power and as a result drain a lot of battery, can literally EXPLODE in your hand while you’re talking on the Phone. But those are things that have been known for years; based on some of the facts that I’ve mentioned so far, one might get the impression that the health hazards that come along with using a Smartphone are only limited to situations where you are physically holding the phone to your ear – I’m here to tell you that, that’s only half the truth. In reality, Smartphones damage your body in a multitude of different way. For example, Men, having a Smartphone in the Pocket of your Trousers/Jeans, can negatively affect your body’s ability to produce Healthy Sperm.