Phantom Vibrations - Consequence of Mobile Addiction

Have you ever felt that your phone is vibrating, even if it isn't? Yes? Then you are a victim of phantom vibrations! Wondering why? Simple reason - Phone Addiction.
Each and every one of us, especially teenagers, are extremely dependent on our phones that can not be denied. We are just constantly glued to our phones and it's hard to go through long periods of times without it. We are so attached to our phones that, at one point or another, we have all thought that they were vibrating or ringing but there was actually no call or notification. This is called a phantom phone call or text. 

Addiction is basically a condition where people seek comfort through a certain thing, despite those things having negative consequences. Similarly, phantom vibrations suggest that people who experience it quite often may be just craving those calls and messages.

The survey, which was conducted on 750 undergraduate college students, revealed that over 80% of them had experienced it. This survey reflected that those who had a higher score for mobile phone dependency-be it using their phones to feel better and just getting irritated when they couldn't use it-experienced phantom vibrations way more frequently.  

It has become a very common phenomenon, but if it's happening way too often-like more than once a day-it could be a clear sign that you are psychologically dependent on your cellphone. There is still a debate going on whether excessive use of mobile phones or similar devices can be considered an addiction or not and phantom phone vibrations may help with that discussion.

So, what is the solution? I guess most of you already know that! For few who do not, allow me.
  1. Switch off your phone atleast once a day, and that too for atleast two hours. Were you thinking about switching off your phone for two minutes? Then, forgive me for disappointing you.
  2.  Apart from switching off your phone, do some manual work as well. For example, if you want the answer to your assignment question, then search it in the book instead of googling it.

Phantom vibration is probably a very small and harmless problem, but it raises an important question about how much we actually rely on technology and how it basically has so much influence over our social life. Do you experience phantom vibrations frequently?

A Precocious Message: Do not rely on the Technology, stone age isn't far.