The topic of mental health has spiked over the last couple of decades as more and more individuals are falling victim to poor mental health. As technology grows, there are becoming and more options for helping to improve mental health. In fact, there are many ways you can personally use technology to increase your mental health status.
While you may think that you will need to invest tons of money in technology that works to improve your mental health, the truth is you don’t. In fact, there are many free technologies out there via apps that you can easily use. One majorly popular way to improve mental health is to get more deep sleep at night. This deep sleep allows your body to repair and renew. A simple app that has a blue-light filter can change how quickly you fall asleep. It’s no surprise that many individuals find themselves texting or on their computer late at night. Without a blue-light filter, this can lead to suppression of melatonin, which makes falling asleep difficult. By using a blue-light filtering app, you can ensure your melatonin is not suppressed and you fall asleep easily every night.
The traditional form of treatment for mental health was to speak with a psychiatrist. Sometimes it’s better to speak with a professional who is not familiar with your life as it seems easier than trying to talk out problems with your friends. Unfortunately, scheduling time and travel to a psychiatrist can be difficult for the busy person. Luckily today you don’t have to worry about scheduling conflicts and travel. You can simply meet up with a psychiatrist over video chat in a few minutes with many online applications. Most have psychiatrists on-duty 24 hours a day, so you’ll be sure to find one at any time of the day that you can personally spare for a sit-down.
A growing sector in the psychiatric arena is exposure technology. It’s thought that by repeated exposure to certain events, animals, or other triggers of anxiety, you will become adapted to the instance or object. This adaptation will diminish the anxiety you feel and improve your overall mental health. By using virtual reality treatments, individuals can be exposed to events or other objects that produce anxiety in a safe environment. For example, those who have anxiety over a specific animal like a cat will see repeat images of cats through virtual reality treatment. This repeat exposure to cats will lessen the amount of anxiety the patient has when they see cats in real life.
The Delicate Work-Life Balance is something that every individual strives for. In fact, many business owners and senior managers are paying more attention to the needs of their employees to have this necessary balance. They’re seeing that employees who have a good balance between work and home life tend to perform better and be overall more productive than employees who don’t have a good balance. There is various software available to monitor employee performance, hours worked, and other key factors that can influence the work-life balance.
Technology is ever-growing in the 21st century. As the need for better mental health is rising, technology is becoming the necessary solution. We encourage you to take advantage of some of the technologies listed out about to improve your mental health.