A person checking their smartphone in bed. They are lying on their side, wearing a dark t-shirt, in a white bed. Digital addiction and sleep disturbance.

Digital Addiction and Sleep Disturbance: Exploring the Connection and Strategies for Better Sleep

It seems fair to say that screens have become an inseparable part of our daily lives. From smartphones and tablets to laptops and TVs, we’re constantly connected to the digital realm. While technology has undoubtedly brought many conveniences and benefits, it has also given rise to a modern-day challenge: digital addiction. As more people become … Read More

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The Addictive Nature of Mobile Apps: A Dip into Psychological Research

The ubiquitous presence of mobile apps in today’s technology-driven world is undeniable. Towards the end of 2022, there were over 3.55 million apps available on Google Play Store and 1.6 million on Apple’s App Store (source). Mobile apps have become an integral part of our daily lives, catering to our every need – from communication … Read More

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Unplugging from the Digital World: How to Disconnect from Apps and Reclaim Your Life

In today’s world, it seems almost everything has a digital component. From socializing to shopping, apps have become an integral part of our daily lives. While these tools can be convenient and beneficial, it is important to recognize the potential pitfalls associated with excessive app usage. In this article, I will explore the psychological research … Read More

Are bots the future of online therapy?

OK Siri, end my depression. A paper from the BJPsych Bulletin (a Royal College of Psychiatrists publication) wanted to explore whether the rapid development of digital technologies would mean that bots – similar to Siri or Alexa – would provide psychotherapy to meet the ever-increasing demands placed upon the NHS for counselling and psychotherapy. Is … Read More