Can you imagine living without your smartphone? Exactly. Today you need to have a smartphone to function in society, it’s not even an option.
The first smartphone was created in 1992 by IBM and was called the Simon Personal Communicator, more than 15 years before Apple released the iPhone. In less than 30 years, it became an indispensable item to our lives. We need it to stay in touch with family and friends, work, date, help us find our way and even tell us if we’ve exercised enough.
Okay, they’re great and they can also be an asset in a life or death situation. Though do we talk enough about their downsides? First of all, we don’t know yet about the impact smartphones can have on our health, because we don’t have enough data. Also, smartphones can impact negatively our mental health and contribute to sleep issues and depression. We think it’s important to let you know about these downsides, a little awareness can’t hurt right? We hope that it will help you switch off your phone from time to time.