Is your iPhone harming your health?

The iPhone 5S and 5C have officially been out for a week now.  In the first three days alone, Apple sold a record-breaking 9 million units—and the company doesn’t show any signs of slowing down either.  It comes as no surprise then that the iPhone is the most popular phone in America.  But is it making us any healthier?

The Huffington Post recently posted an infographic detailing several ways your iPhone may be harming your health.  Among them include hearing damage, poor sleep quality and phantom vibration syndrome, something many of us have experienced but thought we were simply losing our minds.  Turns out it may be a sign that you use your phone too much.

Overall, these health risks make a compelling case for us to take some time off from using our phones.  What do you think?  Does this motivate you to cut down on your phone use?  Let us know in the comments below.

You can check out more by reading the infographic below.


Josh Fisher

Josh Fisher

Josh Fisher is the Editor-in-Chief of The Daily Runner. He is in his third year at Regent, though it feels like it should be a lot less. He is adamantly against wasting food, has a complicated relationship with sleep, and gets butterflies whenever he enters a bookstore. You can contact him at