Here Are Ways To Manage Cybersickness
Do you ever feel dizzy after looking at your phone? Or like the light of your computer screen is making your head pulse? While you might think these sensations are from looking at your screen for too long, they’re actually symptoms of cybersickness. Symptoms of cybersickness fall into three categories: nausea, oculomotor issues and general disorientation. Oculomotor symptoms involve eye strain, fatigue and headaches. Disorientation can manifest as dizziness and vertigo. Several of the cybersickness symptoms can persist for hours and affect sleep. These issues may seem like a natural effect of the rise of days spent online. However, there are ways to anticipate and avoid feeling sick from your screens. Blue light glasses can block out some of the blue light waves emitted by screens that can lead to eye strain and sleep irregularities. Zooming in on a screen or using larger font sizes may also help reduce eye strain and make daily work more sustainable.