Suffer From Headaches? Screens could Be a Reason

Suffer From Headaches? Screens could Be a Reason

Some people notice that after spending a lot of time on their technology, that they end up with severe headaches. Why does this happen? What can you do about it?

Prolonged exposure to blue light can have a negative impact on the body, including causing migraines and headaches. Headaches caused by technology is a common occurrence, especially these days since we are so reliant on our technology.

By reading on, you can learn everything that you need to know about blue lights and how it can cause headaches.

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How Your Technology Causes Headaches

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How Your Technology Causes Headaches

Headaches are commonly associated with a condition known as Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS).

This is a condition that can be found in about 90% of technology users, which is caused by prolonged screen exposure. In some cases, these headaches are recurring symptoms of technology use.

If you are prone to migraines, you may even be more susceptible to migraines especially if your migraines are triggered by light.

There are a few reasons why technology can cause and worsen your headaches, including:

5 reasons of your headaches...

5 reasons of your headaches...

1.- Prolonged Blue Light Exposure

Blue lights and green lights are the lights on the spectrum that are most commonly linked to headaches and migraines. Blue lights are also linked to your circadian rhythm, which can lead to issues like lack of sleep that can cause headaches.

2.- Viewing Distance

There is some evidence that the distance you are from the technology can be linked to headaches, though there isn’t any definitive proof. However, it is still recommended that you keep a safe viewing distance to avoid headaches.

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...because of tech usage

3.- Screen Brightness

The intensity of the light in addition to the dark/light contrasts can cause headaches. This is often because of the eyestrain and the eye’s need to constantly dilate to keep up with the contrasts. 

4.- Flicker Frequency

If your screen frequently flickers, this can cause or worsen your headaches

5.- Duration of Exposure

Intensively viewing your screens for 30 minutes can lead to headaches. Continuously looking at screens for more than 2 hours can cause regular headaches. When you are exposed to technology even more than that, this can worsen the severity of your headaches.

Preventing Headaches

Luckily, there are things that you can do that will help prevent these headaches so that they won’t interfere with your everyday life.

regular eye exams

regular eye exams

You will want to rule out any other causes for headaches, such as needing an upgraded prescription or some other eye problems. Once these have all been ruled out, you may realize that your technology usage could be responsible for your headaches.

This helps you to take a better approach to finding a solution to your recurring headaches.

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Take breaks

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Take breaks

Sometimes the best thing that you can do for yourself is to just take a break. It’s a great idea to stretch out and walk around to give your eyes a break.

This also gives your eyes the opportunity to rest and blink, since they don’t blink very much when focused on a computer screen. Blinking is essential to your eyes as this is what replenishes the moisture in your eyes.

Use Computer Glasses

Use Computer Glasses

You wear protective lenses when you leave the house because you know how harmful UV rays are.

Why wouldn’t you wear protective lenses to block the blue lights?

Computer glasses are highly effective in protecting your eyes from blue lights and this could give you great benefits.

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conclusion

These days, we cannot live without our technology. You can probably look back at your day and realize that you spent a good portion of it staring at some screen. Unfortunately, this could be what’s causing those severe headaches or migraines that you have been suffering from.

You can prevent these regular headaches by limiting your time on technology and using tools like computer glasses to minimize your exposure to those blue lights

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