Every sixth breath we take, we drain our brain

Health Feb 9, 2018 at 3:05 pm

smartphonesBy Maria Isabel Garcia
Rappler

Breathe in, breathe out. Do that 6 times. Now, check your phone. Breathe in, breathe out. Do that again 6 times. Now, check your phone. We interact with our smartphones as often as every after 6 breaths we take. That is how coupled we are with our phones. That is the rhythm of human digital life.

We all know what breathing is for. But the siren call of the world at the press and swipe of your fingertips – that seductress digitalia- has become so entwined with the requirements of daily life that we are now registering our own rhythm to it. We succumb to it every sixth breath we take. We now crave for our smartphones quite closely as we need oxygen. So what is it doing to us?

First, what does it do to the chemicals in our brain that regulates our emotional balance?

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