72% of people check their smartphone every hour: Here's how to quit your phone


A lot of research is being done on the longterm effects of smartphone usage and the impact of smartphone dependency. If, however, you want to break your smartphone habit, this might help. 

A study conducted by Gallup found that 72% of smartphone users check their phone at least once an hour. James Hamblin, MD, is a senior editor at The Atlantic who writes the health column for the monthly magazine and hosts the video series If Our Bodies Could Talk. He looked at ways to break this habit and he appears to have done it!

The answer is dull.

If you don't want to check your phone and spend as much time on the device, change to greyscale.  


Have you ever noticed or wondered why so many notifications on our devices are red? Well it's because red stimulates the brain and draws our eyes to the detail. 

If you want to try Hamblin's mind-hack, simply go into the accessibility area within settings and hit "greyscale". Aside from being better for your brain, using a phone in greyscale is also better for your battery too!

Jessica Kelly, Newstalk.com 

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