Survey reveals the amount of time Irish people spend on social media every day
Smartphones have become an extension of our bodies at this stage.
More than six in ten Irish people (64%) between the ages of 17-29 feel panicked, desperate or sick if they leave their smartphone at home, according to new research carried out on behalf of Liberty Insurance by Millward Brown.
That figure drops to 31% when it comes to Irish people aged 55 and over and helps to illustrate just how reliant we are on our smartphones these days and how their absence causes a state of panic.
The research also revealed that just over one in five Irish people (22%) spend between one and three hours a day on social media.
When those figures are broken down, the survey found that women tend to spend more time on social media than men (one in four spend between one and three hours a day on social media) and that women (over 50%) are also likely to be more panicked when without their phone than men (one in three).
Interestingly, just under one in three people (30%) surveyed have cracked the screen of their smartphone, while a similar number (29%) have either lost their phone or dropped it down the toilet.
If the latter happened to you, take solace in the fact that you're not the only one to suffer the ultimate humiliation.