Crack your phone habit

New! – 8 May 2017

The latest statistics show one in eight of us could have a phone addiction.

Dr Richard Graham, Lead Technology Addiction Consultant Psychiatrist at Nightingale Hospital asks you: “Does using the device give you a buzz? Perhaps it makes you feel relaxed? If the answer is yes, I’d be concerned.”

The warning signs:

  1. Your phone is your crutch
  2. You prefer online life to real life
  3. Obsessive compulsive checking
  4. Nomophobia

The Dangers of overuse:

  1. A lack of caring
  2. Loneliness and depression
  3. Distraction
  4. Sleep issues

Top tips for device detox:

  1. z-App your phone issues
  2. Dumb down your device
  3. Have screen-free periods
  4. Practice mindfulness