Digital Detox: The test of the month.
Gehin Juliette, editor at Gec'sprime, France, Nancy 54000

Worldwide, 3.36 billion people are registered on social networks, representing 44% of the world's population. In France, in 2017, 93% of French people have a screen connected to the internet. Faced with these constantly rising numbers of symptoms are manifold, they are multiple but all due to a single global phenomenon, the addiction to screens and social networks.

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On average, we spend 4:48 a day on the Internet and 1:22 on social networks, these numbers are indicative of many of the problems of our contemporary world and are considered the great plague of the 21st century in developed and developing countries. Taken very seriously by the world community, many organizations like (WHO, net listening, e-childhood, etc ...) stand up to denounce this growing danger and to prevent the younger generations.

To date, health problems are at the heart of the debate, doctors denounce "burn out" and call for the right to disconnect employees, ophthalmologists sound the alarm about the hause of ophthalmic problem in young people children and adolescents who now have increasingly younger tablets (lower vision level, ophthalmic migraines etc ...), the natural rhythm is upset and screens cause cases of insomnia but also behavioral disorders more and more frequent (unsociability, irritation, confinement, paranoia and in the most extreme cases, suicide.) The Internet has changed the way we live and our relationships with others.

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So, to find a "normal" life as well social as physical and psychic I tested for you a digital detox program which I observed every day for 1 month the effects, while managing to combine social life and studies. First of all, to be sure to keep, I talked about my initiative to disconnect me around me to avoid having to receive messages "not important" that I could very well have in leaving and by having real contact with my friends. To help me in this process, I installed some applications that blocked my devices during the hours I had defined (for me from 9h to 16h and 18h ​​to 8h). Finally, what also helped me a lot was to find alternative activities at these hours of stalking, so I was able to reconnect with the sport and friends I had lost sight of for some time bringing me back little by little to reality. Quickly, the effects of this cure are felt on my morale and health, often prone to insomnia, I was finally able to sleep for 8 hours in a row of a refreshing and deep sleep. My vision that I found weakened and that the tests in the ophthalmologist had diagnosed light myopia has improved, I am no longer obliged to accommodate as much as before and my migraines have disappeared. This cure has been more than welcome and I intend to continue in time to take advantage of these effects.
If, however, your life or work does not allow you to significantly remove the screens of your life there are some ways to reduce the effects of screens: block your phone during your hours of "rest" defined, use light filters blue on the phone, tablet and computer, use the maximum natural light when you work and impose a schedule of activities and outing with friends, family or just for yourself and finally make an appointment to visit an ophthalmologist to notice and may be having a click on your visual health.

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SOURCES : EUROSTATS, INTERNETWORLDSTATS/ HOOTSUITE