Obsessive mobile users are suffering from phantom vibrations in anticipation of new messages. Something we ourselves suffer from time to time, people are imagining their mobiles vibrating in their pocket when in reality they are doing nothing of the sort.

Research, carried out at the University of Worcester, showed how many were so obsessed with their phones that the phantom vibrations were occurring very regularly. The study also linked stress with the number of times that individuals would check their handsets, the most stressed getting the worst imaginary vibrations. 

Apparently those who have acquired phones through work, with the intention to use them to keep better in contact with their occupation, had instead seen increased stress levels out of worry of not constantly checking emails and messages. 

The result is a compulsive behaviour where those who are more stressed tend to check their phones more, in turn making them increasingly stressed. 

The study is hoping to make employers reconsider the burden of stress that mobile phones put on their employees.

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Hunter Skipworth

The baby of the Lint team, Hunter has been a tech fan since he bought his first MiniDisc..and what a waste of money that was. He began writing about electronics at the age of 16 and hasn't stopped since. Nowadays he fulfils his mobile phone and gaming obsession whilst attempting to distract people from his bizarre name. Regular meetings with the Gladiators crew see Hunter often returning to work battered and bruised. Considers himself a music obsessive, was once the most highly decorated scout in the country. Fan of trousers.