Mitigating Eye Discomfort And Fatigue In The Digital Era – Ratvinder Grewal – Fatigue Conference

Mitigating Eye Discomfort And Fatigue In The Digital Era – Ratvinder Grewal – Fatigue Conference

MITIGATING EYE DISCOMFORT AND FATIGUE IN THE DIGITAL ERA

Ratvinder Grewal, Ph.D.
Associate Professor,
Mathematics and Computer Sciences,
Laurentian University

computer fatigue

  • modern technology is affecting our sleep
  • artificial light
  • affects melatonin production and throws off circadian rhythms
  • prevents deep, restorative sleep
  • intensive use of cell phones and computers
  • increase in stress, sleep disorders and depressive symptoms
  • in a study, 4,100 young adults were surveyed
  • heavy cell phone use showed an increase in sleep disorders in men and an increase in depressive

symptoms in both men and women

  • those constantly accessible via cell phones were the most likely to report mental health issues
  • men who use computers intensively were more likely to develop sleeping problems
  • regular, late night computer use was associated with sleep disorders, stress and depressive symptoms in both men and women
  • frequently using a computer without breaks further increases the risk of stress, sleeping problems and depressive symptoms in women
  • a combination of both heavy computer use and heavy mobile use makes the associations even stronger
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