Experts have found that changing one iPhone setting may relieve stress.
Many people put their phones in silent or "silent" mode in order to get rid of distractions.
Instead, people are advised to switch their phone to a loud volume and use the phone when notified.
For the investigation, experts collected data on 138 iPhone users.
Health Day reported that about 42% of them vibrated the phone, 8% quieted the phone, and the rest were loud.
Participants have completed a survey to see if there is a“FOMO” (FOMO).
FOMO is a source of concern that people feel is missing out on what others are doing, which can be exacerbated by scrollingon social media. there is.
We used the participant's phone screen time tool to assess how much timespent on the phone.
Participants who had a silent mode phone tended to pick up the phone to check their messages more often than those who did not.
They spend most of their time on social media And that too.
Those who score high on FOMO and NtB (must belong) in the quiz should always pick up their cellphoneand scrollwhen in silent mode. Researchers say it was the worst. ..
Silenced notifications seems to be more "psychologically distressing" to these participants, findings suggest.
The researcher wrote: "Our findings provide new insights into the relationship between notifications and mobile phone use.
" In particular, notification sounds and vibration cues provide user uncertainty. It shows how to relieve sex and meet the satisfaction of information, social and environmental surveillance. ”
Researchers say that people with high FOMO should not use their smartphones in silent mode. Is recommended.
Contrary to previous advice. If you don't want to stop using your smartphone too much, you need to turn off the notification.
But if you're in dozens of Whatsapp groupsand have too many ideas to ping all the time, customize your notifications so that you only get notifications from close friends and family. please give me.
It's also helpful to set aside time you missed On your phone to catch up with things.
In this way, you can keep a clear mind when you are offline and focus on "here and now". This is often advised bypeople who are struggling with FOMO.
Thea Gallagher, a clinical assistant professor of psychiatry at NYU Langone Health in New York City, who was not involved in this study, said:
"The notification seems to be missing, so you're actually forced to check your cell phone even more."
This story was originally Appeared in the Sun and duplicated here with permission.