Computers & Smartphones are blamed for epidemic of

Sleep deprivation!

19 messages
04/04/2014 at 00:02

We love our electric gadgets so much that sometimes we take them to our beds!

80% of people admit to using smartphones and computers two hours prior to going to their beds and the figures are rising in those aged 18 years to 24 years to 91%.

 

Professor Richard Wiseman - Psychologist at the Unversity of Hertfordshire

said it's the blue light from these devices that suppressed the production of the

sleep inducing hormone melatonin.  So that why we should avoid using them before going to bed

 

 

04/04/2014 at 00:04

More than 28 million people in the UK - almost 6 out of 10 people say  that they get

no more  than 7 hours sleep per night.

The recommended hours of sleep for an adult is 8 hours and is suggested for a

teenager nine hours of sleep per night.

04/04/2014 at 00:41

Top Tips for paceful nights

 

*Don't use computer before bed

*Make a list of things to do or they'll play on your mind

*Think of an animal for each letter of the alphabet

*Move your bed to face the door

*Eat a banana

*Try to stay awake, which makes you more tired

*Put socks on cold feet

*Avoid nightcaps - alcohol drink(s)

*Play music you associate with sleep  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2GFoPdKlhY

 

 

 

04/04/2014 at 02:09

Sleep deprivation!

You're kidding right?

I've had at least 3 hours sleep, enough for anyone.

04/04/2014 at 07:16

Karens back! 

04/04/2014 at 07:24
Why does moving your bed to face the door help?!
04/04/2014 at 08:21
Ja5onW wrote (see)

Karens back(ward) 

 

04/04/2014 at 08:22

I think it funny that Karen is posting at gone midnight, talking about sleep !

Very simple rules.

  • No mobile phone in bed room
  • No landline in the bed room
  • No TV in the bed room
  • No computer in the bed room

Easy to find something else to do before you drop off to sleep

 

 

04/04/2014 at 08:27

Reading Karen's endless quotes would be a good cure for insomnia I would have thought.

04/04/2014 at 12:13

Trying to think of an animal beginning with Q to get away from these musings....

04/04/2014 at 12:15

Quagga. Extinct, but still...

04/04/2014 at 12:16
12 Years A Slave wrote (see)

We love our electric gadgets so much that sometimes we take them to our beds!

seren nos    pirate
04/04/2014 at 12:19
djwolf wrote (see)
12 Years A Slave wrote (see)

We love our electric gadgets so much that sometimes we take them to our beds!

 

 

Karen.you missed off sex from your list..it releases hormones that will help you sleep.......next time you can't sleep and start posting after midnight try sex instead

04/04/2014 at 12:26

But not outdoors. In cars. With strangers 

04/04/2014 at 12:28
Top tip for sleep...try to stay awake...love it????
04/04/2014 at 16:25

How does going looking for cold feet to put socks on help you sleep?  I never have cold feet but I suppose I could ask the neighbour's if theirs are cold

04/04/2014 at 16:32
seren nos wrote (see)
djwolf wrote (see)
12 Years A Slave wrote (see)

We love our electric gadgets so much that sometimes we take them to our beds!

 

 

Karen.you missed off sex from your list..it releases hormones that will help you sleep.......next time you can't sleep and start posting after midnight try sex instead

 

that's what the banana is really for.

04/04/2014 at 16:34

if I don't take phone or tablet to bed how am I suppose to record a new personal best and keep my performance records up to date.

i'll forget all about it by morning.

04/04/2014 at 21:29

My feet are permanently cold. I don't know what warm feet are. 

I always found that sex stopped me from sleeping.


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