Without a doubt, technology has drastically altered our lives. From networking to grocery shopping to entertainment to education, technology is everywhere, and it’s all contained in a small black box known as a smartphone. All it takes is a gentle touch.
Over the course of the pandemic, the number of smartphone users has risen substantially. While its use may be considered necessary in some sectors, such as labor and education, we can’t help but notice how humans use digital devices even for entertainment. The rapid move to a digitally focused environment has resulted in the appearance of a number of health issues, including digital forgetfulness.
Digital amnesia and memory loss
Excessive usage of digital devices can have a variety of negative effects on the body. The following are some of the most common ramifications:
Eye health is deteriorating
Aches in the body, bones, and joints
Consequences for mental health
Is it possible, however, that digital usage causes memory loss? Yes, and here’s how to do it:
It can cause sleep disturbances, which can lead to cognitive dysfunction and the inability to recall information.
The human brain is designed to recall things. Every day, a huge amount of data is replaced to allow the brain to store more new information. This can result in memory and information loss.
When we focus less, we have a reduced chance of remembering things. Digital devices have been demonstrated in studies to impair concentration.
How to Avoid Digital Amnesia?
Here are some ways in which you can prevent digital amnesia:
Learn to turn off the lights:
Did you realize that your smartphone’s “Do Not Disturb” symbol actually works? Putting jokes and cynicism aside, while every smartphone user is aware of the “Do Not Disturb” feature, many smartphone users go about their lives without activating it. Turn off your phone and don’t be bothered by the incessant notifications.
Don’t allow your business and personal lives to collide. When working from home, it’s all too easy to stray off track and complete twice as much work as you would at the office. As a result, setting boundaries such as no calls/messages/emails after 5 p.m. or no work before 9 a.m. is critical. Make sure your coworkers are aware of the situation.
Reorganize your home screen:
Your key to staying off your phone could be right in front of your eyes, and you’re not even aware of it. Yes, we’re referring to the home screen on your smartphone. It’s easy to get off track and succumb to distraction when social networking apps are on the home screen. Reorganize your home screen to avoid this, and keep your social networking apps in places where they aren’t easily accessible.
Turn night mode on:
Inadequate sleep has been linked to cognitive dysfunction, and blue light exposure is one of the primary causes of sleep disruption in the digital age. As a result, if you’re using a digital screen, ensure sure the night light is turned on.
You can limit your digital gadget use in the same way that you can regulate your health by keeping track of it. This might assist you in determining where you need to improve. You can do this by keeping a digital journal in which you document all of your digital actions, create social media usage reminders, and so on.