Lots Of American Women Are Suffering From “Tech Neck”


It’s pretty common to see most folks constantly looking down at their mobile devices, and apparently that’s causing some major problems, especially for women.

A new survey of 2,000 women ages 35 and older finds:

  • More than half of women say they spend “too much” time looking at their devices, checking them, on average, 13 times an hour.
  • 42% say they’ve been looking at them more since the start of the pandemic.
  • 30% of women admit they suffer from “tech neck” due to all the looking down at their phones.
  • Most say it’s causing ongoing strain on their neck and shoulders. 

And there are also vanity issues as well.

  • Two thirds say they worry about how “tech neck” will affect the appearance of their next in the future.
  • A third are concerned about visible neck aging.
  • 45% have added caring for their necks to their beauty regime.
  • 20% are more concerned that looking down so much is causing signs of aging on their neck than straining it.
  • 18% have actually started exercising to counter the effects of tech neck.

Source:SWNS Digital