Scientists have found just five hours on a smart phone and/or tablet a day increases our risk of getting carpal tunnel syndrome. The study found tapping, swiping and scrolling is causing severe pain in our hands and wrists. (Repetitive movements compress the median nerve which runs through the hand, leading to burning, tingling and potential permanent nerve damage.)
According to the study almost half of young people who used electronic devices for five hours had ultrasounds that showed internal damage.
Experts recommend we take regular rest and exercise breaks to reduce their risk.
Even more reasons for teenagers to STOP USEING THE PHONE AT NIGHT…
I am not going to make my teens happy at all with this but the risk are too high not to enforce this rule. Studies have found that teenagers who use their mobile phones at night suffer poor sleep and are more likely to be depressed and irritable.
“Digital curfews” are now the new thing. Instead of come in when the street light goes on, try hand over your phone when the street lights go on!