Heavy Technology Use Linked to Fatigue, Stress and Depression in Young Adults

For many years I suffered from insomnia, until I could no longer cope mentally and physically with life, and found one of the consequences of prolonged insomnia was becoming depressed, not clinically, but to the point of being unable cope with any stressful situation I found myself in.  I sought medical help, and apart from being prescribed sleeping tablets with the strict injunction only to be taken one every three days, I was advised to switch off all computers, TV’s and mobiles an hour before bed and read a book.  I was advised no caffeine drinks after three in the afternoon, and one final advice was to have a bowl of porridge last thing at night.  That bowl of porridge helps enormously, but there is a consequence or increased weight, which is a downside.

Heavy Technology Use Linked to Fatigue, Stress and Depression in Young Adults

“Doctoral student Sara Thomée and her colleagues at the University of Gothenburg’s Sahlgrenska Academy conducted four studies to find out the effects of heavy computer and cell phone use on the sleep quality, stress levels, and general mental health of …”
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-volpi-md-pc-facs/technology-depression_b_1723625.html

 

I wish I could say I get 7 – 8 hours of good sleep, getting to bed no later than 11 pm, but sadly I problably only get to bed at 1.00am, and have on average 6 – 7 hours a night.  Because of the insomnia I think I dread going to bed as I never know if I am going to sleep or not.  Exercise is absolutely important, so first thing in the morning I do my exercise, and if I can do more during the day that is a bonus.  There is nothing that beats a good nights sleep in making one feel alive and energetic.  The sleeping tablets do help if I hit a period of insomnia, but I try never to stay on longer than a few days or so, and come of as quickly as I can. I am fortunate in that the sleeping tablets affect my co-ordination and as I play the piano I try hard not to take them.  But a good read for an hour before bed-time is essential, and it must be light reading, so I have joined my local library and am enjoying reading for pleasure once more.

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