by Kyawt Thiri Nyunt
Ever wonder why you feel so drowsy and sleepy during the daytime although you think you had enough sleep last night?
You are about to find out the answer.
Would you believe it if I told you that electronic devices such as our phones or ipads, which we can’t set down, are the one of the reasons our sleeping patterns are interrupted?
Not many people know that using these devices, especially before bed, may be harmful to their sleep patterns. According to a poll conducted by the National Sleep Foundation (NSF), 63% of Americans do not feel that they are receiving enough sleep. Out of the participants in the poll, 95% conveyed use of an electronic device before they go to sleep.
The blue light that these electronic devices emit has proven to reduce the amount of melatonin produced, a hormone that encourages sleepiness. This can be a never-ending circle; the more one can't fall asleep, the more they tend to look at these devices from boredom.
During a survey conducted by The Dominican Beat, an anonymous student said that she tends to spend 3 to 4 hours on her phone before she goes to sleep. Because of this, she feels tired the next day from the lack of sleep.
Crystal Vinuya, a student at Dominican University says, "I know it's bad for my sleep, but it just becomes a habit." Not only Vinuya, but many other students also have this bad habit.
There are a lot of things such as, social media, texting and games, which distract people and make their devices addictive. But because of these addictions, sleep is sacrificed for many people. The light-emitting devices are like monsters that can lead people to sleep deprivation. To get rid of these monsters, alternatives such as meditating or listening to music are suggested by scientists to help fall asleep with ease.