Is too much technology bad for the brain? According to https://www.dosomething.org/tipsandtools/9-ways-technology-affects-mental-health there are 9 top ways technology affects mental health. “1.Sleep-Using technology late at night can affect your sleep patterns and cause a sleeping disorder. 2.Depression- People who feel the need to have their cell phones were more likely to report depressive mental health symptoms. 3. Addiciton- The amount of times technology abusers check their gadgets are just enough to trigger the addiction- oriented parts of our brains. 4. 24/7 stress- Our brain don’t get the chance to de-stress and unwind form the days activities, so our brains get stuck in stress mode 24/7. 5. FOMO aka ” Fear of Missing Out”- The popularity of social media and sharing everything has led to this new sensation where everyone from middle schoolers to working adults feel the pressure to attend every event and share every experience. 6. Isolation- Excessive technology use can lead to feelings of isolation or the eventual isolation of a person due to so much time spent with technology as opposed to making real connections aka human friends. 7. Incivility- Research has shown that with the ascent of internet and technology use, rudeness and incivility on social media sites has also increased. 8. Insecurity- Social media, and constant access to it through out phones, tablets and laptops means we are constantly plugged into what everyone is doing. 9. Anxiety- Social media on our gadgets can give us anxiety about everything from FOMO to fear that our life is not interesting enough. ”
In Conclusion, I think that technology is bad for the brain because people let it take over. They let their phones do the talking through text, they let the phone find directions through map quest and so on and so on. With regards to ” FOMO”, technology messes with the brain and can cause extreme anxiety.