The world is moving fast and this has given a boost to the pace of technology. Increased technology has caused innovations. But advanced technology has resulted in more use of the internet and other gadgets which pessimistically affects people’s lives.
People want to stay ahead of everyone around and therefore are always connected with social media, actively participating in video calls, replying to emails, texting, gaming, and much more. They overlooked the negative impact technology causes when addicted. It has become a norm to always be plugged in with technology or else it seems you’re missing out on significant information. But research indicates that excessively using the internet and internet-enabled devices can result in addiction to technology. Technology addiction can inflict disrupted sleep, social isolation, exacerbated attention-deficit symptoms, and also distorted emotional and social intelligence.
Moreover, it can also affect one’s brain and cognitive health. The more technology we use, the more neurological changes carry in the brain. Well, for your ease, Omega Recovery is the best provider of technology addiction rehab.
How Technology Addiction Affect The Brain?
Technology addiction is the behavior characterized by a reliance on the internet and technology-enabled devices. Internet addiction can have unfavorable consequences as it changes the volume of the brain. The brain changes are somehow parallel to those generated by alcohol and cocaine addiction.
Diminishing The Amount Of Grey And White Matter In The Brain:
For proper functioning, the brain requires a healthy and good amount of grey and white matter. White matter assists in fast thinking and focuses well. While grey matter enables us to filter information and make good decisions. When we are addicted to screen the fatty tissues in the brain decrease causing problems in concentrating, focusing, problem-solving, and decision-making ability are also impacted.
Disrupting The Brain’s Ability To Differentiate Day From Night:
Technology surrounds the brain so much that the glowing light radiated by laptops, tablets, and smartphones tends to inhibit the brain and body’s internal light cues and sleeping hormones. Continuous uncovering yourself to bright lights can make the brain believe it’s still daytime when in actuality it’s night. This can make sleeping difficult and result in disrupted sleep patterns and insomnia.
Making The Brain More Susceptible To Memory Troubles:
Neuroscientists have discovered that technology has affected people to such an extent that we find problems in remembering personal information, for example, a friend’s birthday or phone number. Using technology to a limit is not harmful but misusing technology by wasting excessive amounts of time online, and endlessly staring at screens can dwindle the cerebrum and hippocampus, which aid in stimulating our reading, thinking, focus, recognition, and long-term memory.
Negatively impacting our impulse control:
Research shows the connection between impulsivity and exorbitant technology consumption. It is also found that consistently playing video games can impede a player’s proficiency to control impulsive and aggressive demeanor. Unfortunately, when you lose control of your impulses it tends to lead to other addictions such as weight challenges, weak social skills, and other disorders.
To reach us and have a word with our computer addiction treatment specialist who is eager to help you. So limit your screen by ultimately reducing the use of technology. At our tech addiction treatment center we have top-of-the-line computer addiction treatment, phone addiction treatment, and internet addiction programs all by qualified professionals. Reach Omega Recovery by giving us a call today.
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Building on the pioneering work of Dr. Nicholas Kardaras, Omega created cutting edge protocols combined with the best evidence-based modalities to meaningfully and effectively treat young people struggling with substance addiction, mental health and/or tech addiction issues.
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Dr. Nicholas Kardaras, explains in his book “Glow Kids” how modern-day technology is equally if not more dopaminergic(addictive) than drugs and alcohol. Considered a leading expert in digital addiction, he has clinically worked with 1,000 individuals and written about the subject for Time, Scientific American, Psychology Today, Solan, and FOX News, and has appeared on Good Morning America, ABC’s 20/20, the CBS Evening News, CNN, FOX & Friends, NPR, and in Esquire, New York magazine, and Vanity Fair.
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