Americans spend a lot of their time in front of screens these days, and most people realize it’s not a good thing.
A new survey finds:
- The average American spends 10 hours a day in front of screens, with five hours spent on a screen at the office, and another five hours in front of screens in their personal life.
- One in seven people don’t put any limits on how much time they spend in front of screens.
- People love their screens so much they look at them within the first four minutes of waking up.
- What’s more, 24% feel uneasy if they don’t look at their device within 10% of being wake.
And it’s apparent to some people that this isn’t the best way to go.
- 78% admit they spend too much time on their devices.
- 75% believe screens are negatively impacting their lives.
- One area that’s affected the most is eye health, with 50% saying smartphones are harming their eyes, and another 50% saying it’s computers.
- 57% experience eye strain looking at screens for too long, while 54% get headaches from staring at their screens.
- Other symptoms of looking at a screen too long include:
- Eyestrain (57%)
- Headaches (54%)
- Dry eyes (45%)
- Blurred vision (44%)
- Neck and shoulder pain (27%)