British workers spend an average of 182.5 DAYS a year staring at screens, according to new research.
The shock figures emerged in a report, which investigates the screen habits of adults, considering how long they spend glued to computers, tablets and smart phones.
It shows the average person will pick up their smart phone up to 20 times a day, spend 7-8 hours a day on a computer, two hours watching TV plus another two hours on a tablet which all tots up to around 12 hours of ‘on-screen’ time every day.
Nearly half of the 2000 people surveyed, agreed with a statement that they ‘have days where it feels like I am looking at a screen from the moment I wake up to the moment I sleep,’ and 47 per cent admitted that the first thing they do the minute they wake up is jump on their phone, whilst one fifth said they even look at their phone while eating.
Another recent study from Binghamton University – State University of New York stated that excessive smartphone use leads to problems, and females are especially susceptible to this addiction. The report clearly indicates that as well as mental health, the impact of screen time is affecting our physical health.
The new UK research, which was commissioned by The Eye Doctor, a medical device to treat dry eyes, validated these findings as it verified that people would rather give up guilty pleasures like chocolate, sex, fast food, and alcohol rather than part with their smart phones.