Of those studied, twenty-three participants also reported more disorganized sleep patterns, less duration of night sleep, and tiredness or sleepiness in class compared to regular internet users (Karmran, Hafsa). This may be the result of losing track of time when playing video games, surfing the web, or simply studying from a computer. Internet addiction has risen rapidly over the course of a generation. While some older adults do not experience technology addiction, younger adults and children do. Technology and the internet have provided mass benefits and improved efficiency in various ways. They have opened doors to new resources for learning and leisure time, as well as enhanced our ability to communicate with other overseas, but, with the world under one’s fingertips, technology has alsobrought some serious consequences. Luckily, reducing dependence on technology can be simple.Monitoring screen time, for instance, is very easy now a days. Most smart phones generate a weekly report of total screen time that is broken down application by application. Using this report, one can set reasonable “screen goals” for the future. For example, if someone spends five hours a day in front of a screen, he or she can try to modify the amount of time by one less hour. In that hour, they can dedicate their time to something else, like exercising or simply reading a book. Designating time where no electronic devices are allowed can also limit screen time. Thiscan be at family gatherings or when meeting friends. Avoiding the use of electronics during timeslike these will allow one to spend quality time with family, friends, or peers. This, in turn, strengthens relationships and betters overall mood because one has spent quality time with someone in person, instead of over the phone. Time away from devices can also be used to spendtime outdoors. Today, most of the day is spent indoors and at a desk. Having time outdoors can increase health as well as happiness.
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