Are you a nomophobe?

Nomophobe: the fear of being without a cellphone – many of us have it, we just don’t want to admit it.

According to the Mobile Mindset Study conducted by security app Lookout, 58 percent of U.S. smartphone owners check their phones at least every hour -- and a large share check their phones while in bed or in the bathroom.

If in some catastrophic event they were to lose their device, 73 percent of people admit they would feel "panicked" while another 14 percent would feel "desperate."

But despite all the research showing that we need to take a step back from our devices in order to be happier and healthier, we still cling to them like lifeboats.

I ran across an interesting infographic created by WhoIsHostingThis? that highlights some of the many datapoints about phones and our health.

WhoIsHostingThis? has an assortment of interesting, sometimes humorous infographics and we’ll share them with you occasionally (or you could just go to their site and read them all).

Guy Wright

Guy Wright has been covering the technology space since the days when computers had cranks and networks were steam powered. He has been a writer and editor for more years then he cares to admit.


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