Our sleep-wake cycle is regulated by light and darkness. Today’s advanced technology is messing up with our sleep schedules. Some people blame the root of the problem to Edison’s light bulb. We sleep 2 hours less than we did 60 - 70 years ago. The mean sleep duration is 6.1 hours/day for average North Americans. Only 29% of Millennials - the most stressed and sleepless generation - get sufficient sleep.
Our lifestyles change dramatically. Our minds are under non-stop stimulation by emails, social media postings, text messages and calls. Technology is responsible for disrupting our sleep. Cell phones, tablets and computer screens all emit blue spectrum light which sends wrong signal to our brains and disrupts sleep pattern. Melatonin production is suppressed by blue light.
We are also becoming work addicts. Working longer hours and getting involved with work anywhere, anytime. We sacrifice from our sleep time to be accepted in work.
Children and teens on average receive about 1 hour less sleep than what is recommended by doctors. They use their sleep time by watching TV, playing video games, or just surfing in the internet. That can have a harmful effect on a developing brain’s plasticity.
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Author: Dr. Tina Ureten
What is 5G? The next generation of wireless technology, will bring super-fast speed and intelligent network for telecommunication. The radio frequencies used for 5G will be 10X higher than those used by current systems (between 30GHz and 300 GHz). But they are not as effective as lower frequencies at penetrating thick walls and be easily absorbed even by human, animals and plants.
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