When people talk about cell phone addiction, they normally are just referring to how dependent we are on new technology, and not an actual, dangerous physical addiction, right?Don't be so sure. The cultural prevalence of cell phones has made them an important and integral part of daily life. And without them, people tend to get a little...funny. Read below to learn about this fascinating health issue.
We feel like our phones are both our tools and connections to the rest of the world.That puts a lot of importance on them...and a lot of stress on us when we don't have them.
If you're like most people attached to their phones, you've probably experienced a "phantom" vibration in your body.Your brain will tell you that your phone is vibrating against your leg, but it's not. In fact, your phone might not even be touching your leg. Or in the same room.
This weird issue affects teens far more than adults, since they've been conditioned to rely on phones their whole lives.
But it can affect anyone of any age, regardless of how much they use their phones.But heavier users tend to report the most instances of this strange phenomenon.
It's not a real threat to your physical health, but experiencing the phantom vibration does mean your body's trying to tell you something.