Dr. David Della Morte Canosci
Updated: Jan 13
Disconnecting from social media, the internet, and even phone calls allows you to find yourself. But what are the health benefits?
What is digital detox?
We live in a context in which computer technology forces itself into our everyday lives all 24 hours of the day.
From the alarm clock in the morning, to messages and emails in the afternoon, and to smart TVs in the evening and at night. How? By keeping the "mobile data" of your cell phone network active! Even if we aren’t anticipating a notification worthy of losing sleep for, either out of habit or laziness, we still receive notifications.
Of course, it may be necessary to keep your phone on the bedside table to receive important calls, but notifications are not needed.
We can immediately help our brain not to remain in a state of constant anticipation. Turning off mobile notifications and then turning off the reception of mobile data will immediately improve our quality of sleep.
The DIGITAL DETOX is proposed as a set of practices to detoxify from the unhealthy habits brought on by technology.
How do you do a digital detox?
By rediscovering the natural rhythms of your body and mind without having to demonize technology, DIGITAL DETOX can bring significant benefits for both sleep and wakefulness.
In fact, people feel more focused when interrupted less often by continuous notifications, messages, or emails.
This improves quality of life as well as one’s social sphere. The possibility of receiving an important message or notification leads us towards socially accepted but superfluous behaviors.
For example, when we are relaxing and chatting with friends, we often lean over to glance at our phones.
This immediately sends the message that our attention is divided between our friend and our phone, allowing distractions to come up at any point during the exchange.
Acclimating oneself to limiting the amount of time in which we pay attention to technology can help us give even more value to the things we do.
It is not the absence of technology that brings value to our lives, but rather what we do with the time we spend without it. Whether it be going for a walk, spending time with family and friends, or getting a good night’s sleep.
If we value our daily lives, we are actively improving the overall quality of life.
At Palazzo Fiuggi, you can find a space in which to root new habits, alone or with the family, to give value to every moment.
You can go hiking, enjoy our Roman baths, prioritize your body’s natural rhythms, and focus on the things that truly deserve your attention.