A survey carried out in September 2017 by global tech protection and support company Asurion, found that the average American adult can’t go more than 10 minutes without checking their phones.
In extreme cases, 1 in 10 people check their phone every 4 minutes, and 60% of those surveyed occasionally experience stress when their phone is off or out of reach.
This digital addiction is the new focus of companies like Apple and Google.
Apple’s “Digital Health” software for iPhones and iPads as part of the new iOS 12 operating system, and Google’s “Dashboard” for Android P, aim to help users manage how much time they spend on their phones and tablets, with tools such as usage analytics.
Users will be able to set limits for apps, so you can decide if and when you want to use your phone. Additional features such as “Do not disturb” and “Wind down” functions will also be introduced to allow users to start preparing to sleep at night.
How do you currently control your technology use to help manage sleep, fatigue, and performance?
Stay tuned, as we are in the testing phase of our upcoming Fatigue Safe App, which will also aim to help you manage your fatigue.