Are you one of those who sleep with their phone next to them? Do you wake up at odd times because you think your phone has a new message, a new task from work, or a random message inviting you to dinner? If this is the case, you are upsetting the delicate balance between your body and brain, more important than your sleep.
Studies have shown that a mobile phone’s electromagnetic waves can be harmful, especially at night when a person is sleeping. When a person doesn’t get enough sleep, the fight-or-flight response that makes them feel fear and danger worsens. This makes them tense, anxious, and more likely to have panic attacks.
The growing importance of technology and social media in daily life has made it much more likely that people will develop anxiety disorders. Many people are in an endless rat race because they feel like they have to compete and do well. People pick up many bad habits because they don’t have time to take a break from their busy lives. In the next section, we’ll talk about some of these risk factors:
Obsession with social media: Along with the popularity of smartphones, being too focused on social media or social networking sites (SNSs) is one of the main reasons people have anxiety attacks. People tend to be competitive based on how often they post updates. Users care too much about how many likes, thumbs up, etc., they get because they want to look perfect and make their lives look like a fairytale.
Coffee—Because coffee has a lot of caffeine, a chemical that makes you feel more awake, drinking more than two or three cups of coffee a day can make you feel anxious. It gets in the way of the brain chemicals that make you feel good, like dopamine and serotonin, and makes you irritable and anxious. So, even though a person might use coffee to get more done and feel less anxious, it might not work. Instead of coffee, you should drink green or herbal tea. But people should also be careful about how much and how often they drink tea.
Working late hours: The early bird gets the worm, but people who are always late complain about missed opportunities and wasted time. When the day is over, a person who worked hard on their task and finished it on time feels happy. This makes sure that the mind is calm and happy. On the other hand, someone who works late has stress, especially as the deadline gets closer. This causes the body’s defence system to kick in, which raises the heart rate, makes you sweat, etc.
Inconsistent behaviour: People who put things off worry all the time, but the opposite is also true. People who are perfectionists or think things should be done right can also have anxiety attacks. The best way to live is to find a balance between the two.
Spending time alone: “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy” is true for people who spend too much time alone in front of computers. People who worry too much about money and work are more likely to have anxiety disorders and feel sad. People are social animals, so they need to spend time with their families, coworkers, and friends to feel whole and sane. Talking also makes a big difference in how much tension and anxiety you feel. Research from the past shows that older people are more likely to be emotionally and mentally healthy when they have a lot of friends.
Seek enjoyment, not loneliness
One of the most common mental illnesses in the United States is anxiety disorder. Even though psychiatric disorders are caused by a fear of the unknown or the known, the risk is greatly increased by other factors like psychosocial environment, early conditioning, a history of mental health problems, etc. Even though a person’s early upbringing and social environment can’t be changed, it is possible to stop some bad habits that may make anxiety worse.