People 'feel sick when they are separated from phones'
Published 20/08/2016 | 02:30
Those who accidentally leave their smartphones at home report feeling panicked, desperate or sick from being without their device.
A new survey by Liberty Insurance, carried out by Millward Brown, looked at how much time we spend on social media and our obsession with smartphones.
The survey found that over half of women felt sick with worry when they left their smartphones at home, compared to just one-third of men.
Some 64pc of 17-29 year-olds felt panicked when they left their phones at home compared to 31pc of over 55s.
The findings also showed how much time we spend on social media. One fifth of those surveyed spent between one and three hours on social media every day.
And while people are more reliant on their smartphones than ever before, they are not careful with them. 30pc have broken the screen of their smartphone, and 59pc report having lost or damaged their device at some stage of their life.