Physical Health

Effects of Digital Detox on Stress, Productivity, Sleep, and Physical Health

Stress

Disconnecting from technology prevents you from over-checking your emails or spending too much time searching for new movies or shows to watch. As a result, your mind stops wandering, allowing you to stay in the present moment.

Productivity

When you constantly check your emails and social updates, your concentration can take a hit. As a result, you may not beat the deadline for your tasks.

Sleep

Taking breaks from technology reduces exposure to the blue light produced by digital devices. The artificial blue light slows the production of melatonin, a hormone that regulates our sleep-wake cycle.

Physical Health

Unplugging from technology or social media allows you to create time for exercise and physical activities. This can put your physical health in good form.

Tips for Creating a Healthy Relationship with Technology/social media

  • Keep digital devices out of your bedroom
  • Avoid electronic devices or switch them off during dinner

Barbara is a freelance writer and a sex and relationships adviser at Dimepiece LA and Peaches and Screams. Barbara is involved in various educational initiatives aimed at making sex advice more accessible to everyone and breaking stigmas around sex across various cultural communities. In her spare time, Barbara enjoys trawling through vintage markets in Brick Lane, exploring new places, painting and reading.

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