Smartphone use has increased over time. Smartphone is used for multiple functions other than phone, such as browsing internet, playing games, watching movies/videos, chatting, as a camera, etc. Life without smartphone is unimaginable. The impact of smartphone use on primary headache syndromes is not well known.
In a recent research study, headache characteristics were compared between smartphone users and smartphone non-users. It was found that people using smartphones required higher number of analgesics. Moreover, they had lesser relief with medications used to treat acute headache episodes.
- Smartphone use is linked to higher incidence of headache episodes.
- Smartphone users need higher number of analgesics to treat their headaches.
- Smartphone users have lesser relief in headache with analgesics.
(Ref: Neurology, March 4, 2020)