average person uses some form of technology for almost half of their waking hours. but some technology might be affecting your health. here's more on the sneaky ways technology could be hurting you. what hi-tech this or brand new that can't you live without? some of those must-have items could be killing you. here are some common tech culprits. "i have 600 friends. this is living." too many facebook friends may not be such a good thing. a study from the university of houston found that time spent on facebook is linked to symptoms of depression. try spending more time with friends face-to-face since social ties have shown to improve health. second-- watching t-v or going online at night can make you lose valuable sleep time. the glowing screens emit a blue light that suppresses melatonin... the hormone that regulates your body clock. turn off the t-v and laptop 30 minutes before going to bed to sleep easier. with tips to keep the techie in all of us healthy. finally-- cell phones could raise your risk of getting sick. a turkish study found bacteria on 95-percent of health care workers' phones-- and gerry-- some of that bacteria consisted of "superbugs"-- meaning they're resistant to antibiotics. as any mother can tell you, giving birth can be a blur.