Recently, South Korean researchers said: playing mobile phones before going to bed affects mental health. People who play mobile phones to delay sleep are more likely to suffer from depression and anxiety. Not only that, the probability of insomnia caused by playing mobile phone is as high as 82%.
As soon as the news was exposed, it boarded the microblog hot search and attracted the attention of public opinion. The author consulted relevant data and found no other research to prove the association between mobile phone addiction and depression. But netizens make complaints about their mobile phone addiction from their daily experience. Playing with mobile phones before going to bed is just a symptom of 'mobile phone dependence'.
'mobile phone dependence 'is a common practical problem faced by contemporary people. Although there are many criticisms on the public opinion field, it is not incomprehensible that many people rely on mobile phones. Only in the information age will the so-called 'mobile phone dependence' appear. People contact the outside world through mobile phones, which brings great convenience to life and work, making mobile phones an 'extension of people'. Psychologically, 'mobile phone dependence' is actually a conditioned reflection of people's formation of massive information - when we turn on the mobile phone, it means a connection with external resources and opportunities, so as to form an information network beyond spatial limitations.
However, once anything goes too far, it is' too much is not enough ', and so is' mobile phone dependence'. From the reaction of netizens, many people complain that they don't really like it when they stay up late to watch their mobile phones, but they have formed a habit that is difficult to change. Some people say that looking at the mobile phone before going to bed is a good way to resist insomnia. Others argue that playing the mobile phone before going to bed is to obtain more valuable information, but from the perspective of physical and mental health, these views can not stand too much scrutiny.
First, although playing mobile phones before going to bed can help relieve stress, it may form a more serious' path dependence '- in addition to playing mobile phones, we will no longer seek other ways to relieve stress and resist insomnia. It is generally believed in psychology that once people have a strong sense of identity for a thing, it is easy to use it again to achieve their goals in similar scenes. For example, a person has a hobby of fitness, but finds that playing mobile phone is more comfortable and interesting, so he gradually forms his dependence on it. Coupled with his own inertia, he may be more addicted to mobile phone.
Second, the motivation and actual effect of playing mobile phones before going to bed may not be consistent. Even if you wanted to read news or e-books on your mobile phone, you may turn to games. Schramm, the originator of communication, once put forward a "use and satisfaction theory", which believes that in media communication, the information actually obtained by the information audience may not be equal to the information that the media can provide. For example, mobile phones have great media energy and can provide all kinds of practical information, such as professional knowledge and news information. However, according to this theory, the audience has the greatest decision-making power. Many people may not focus on those effective information, but kill time in more sensory stimulating games and soap operas. If you do these things on your mobile phone before going to bed, how can it help your work and rest health?
Therefore, we should make the mobile phone and the massive information behind it for our use, rather than being 'kidnapped' by the mobile phone. If we can use mobile phones reasonably and moderately, 'mobile phone dependence' will not become a problem, and people naturally don't have to worry about suffering from depression because of their addiction to mobile phones.