DETROIT (WWJ) – From poor posture to mental distress, experts say our addiction to technology is responsible for a laundry list of mental and physical ailments you may have never even heard of.
Phubbing – for example – the act of snubbing a person in favor of your phone – could damage than just friendships notes WWJ Health Reporter Sean Lee.
British researchers say Phubbers often have impulse control problems.
They’re easily distracted, or seek the immediate reward of a quick text or Facebook post.
Researchers say these people are addicted to their phones, often have disrupted sleep, and are anxious when they’re not connected to it.
There’s a new term for that too – nomophobia.
Nomophobia is the anxiety phone users feel when they lose their device, run out of battery or don’t have a good signal.