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Limiting exposure of smartphones can solve sleep problem!

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London: Limiting evening exposure to blue-light emitting screens on smartphones, tablets and computers can reverse sleep problems and reduce symptoms of fatigue, lack of concentration and bad mood in teenagers, after just one week, says a study.

 

Smartphones, Tablets, Computers, Sleep problem, Fatigue, Concentration, Bad mood, Teenagers, Health news, Lifestyle news

 

The researchers found that those who had more than four hours per day of screen time had on average 30 minutes later sleep onset and wake up times than those who recorded less than one hour per day of screen time, as well as more symptoms of sleep loss.

“Adolescents increasingly spend more time on devices with screens and sleep complaints are frequent in this age group,” said study co-author Dirk Jan Stenvers from Amsterdam UMC hospital in the Netherlands.

 

Smartphones, Tablets, Computers, Sleep problem, Fatigue, Concentration, Bad mood, Teenagers, Health news, Lifestyle news

 

Recent studies have indicated that exposure to too much evening blue light emitted from devices can affect the brain’s clock and the production of the sleep hormone melatonin, resulting in disrupted sleep time and quality.

The lack of sleep does not just cause immediate symptoms of tiredness and poor concentration but can also increase the risk of more serious long-term health issues such as obesity, diabetes and heart disease.

 

Limiting phone use can reverse sleep problems in few week!

 

“Here we show very simply that these sleep complaints can be easily reversed by minimising evening screen use or exposure to blue light. Based on our data, it is likely that adolescent sleep complaints and delayed sleep onset are at least partly mediated by blue light from screens,” Stenvers added.

 

Smartphones, Tablets, Computers, Sleep problem, Fatigue, Concentration, Bad mood, Teenagers, Health news, Lifestyle news

 

For the study, the researchers conducted a randomised controlled trial among a small group of smartphone users to assess the effects of blocking blue light with glasses and no screen time during the evening on the sleep pattern.

Both blocking blue light with glasses and screen abstinence resulted in sleep onset and wake up times occurring 20 minutes earlier, and a reduction in reported symptoms of sleep loss in participants, after just one week.

 

Smartphones, Tablets, Computers, Sleep problem, Fatigue, Concentration, Bad mood, Teenagers, Health news, Lifestyle news

 

The findings were presented at the European Society of Endocrinology annual meeting, ECE 2019 in Lyon, France.

 

  • Smartphones, Tablets, Computers, Sleep problem, Fatigue, Concentration, Bad mood, Teenagers, Health news, Lifestyle news

    Limiting evening exposure to blue-light emitting screens on smartphones, tablets and computers can reverse sleep problems and reduce symptoms of fatigue, lack of concentration and bad mood in teenagers, after just one week, says a study.

  • Smartphones, Tablets, Computers, Sleep problem, Fatigue, Concentration, Bad mood, Teenagers, Health news, Lifestyle news

    The researchers found that those who had more than four hours per day of screen time had on average 30 minutes later sleep onset and wake up times than those who recorded less than one hour per day of screen time, as well as more symptoms of sleep loss.

  • Smartphones, Tablets, Computers, Sleep problem, Fatigue, Concentration, Bad mood, Teenagers, Health news, Lifestyle news

    "Adolescents increasingly spend more time on devices with screens and sleep complaints are frequent in this age group," said study co-author Dirk Jan Stenvers from Amsterdam UMC hospital in the Netherlands.

  • Smartphones, Tablets, Computers, Sleep problem, Fatigue, Concentration, Bad mood, Teenagers, Health news, Lifestyle news

    Recent studies have indicated that exposure to too much evening blue light emitted from devices can affect the brain's clock and the production of the sleep hormone melatonin, resulting in disrupted sleep time and quality.

  • Smartphones, Tablets, Computers, Sleep problem, Fatigue, Concentration, Bad mood, Teenagers, Health news, Lifestyle news

    The lack of sleep does not just cause immediate symptoms of tiredness and poor concentration but can also increase the risk of more serious long-term health issues such as obesity, diabetes and heart disease.

  • Smartphones, Tablets, Computers, Sleep problem, Fatigue, Concentration, Bad mood, Teenagers, Health news, Lifestyle news

    "Here we show very simply that these sleep complaints can be easily reversed by minimising evening screen use or exposure to blue light. Based on our data, it is likely that adolescent sleep complaints and delayed sleep onset are at least partly mediated by blue light from screens," Stenvers added. For the study, the researchers conducted a randomised controlled trial among a small group of smartphone users to assess the effects of blocking blue light with glasses and no screen time during the evening on the sleep pattern. Both blocking blue light with glasses and screen abstinence resulted in sleep onset and wake up times occurring 20 minutes earlier, and a reduction in reported symptoms of sleep loss in participants, after just one week. The findings were presented at the European Society of Endocrinology annual meeting, ECE 2019 in Lyon, France.

  • Smartphones, Tablets, Computers, Sleep problem, Fatigue, Concentration, Bad mood, Teenagers, Health news, Lifestyle news
  • Smartphones, Tablets, Computers, Sleep problem, Fatigue, Concentration, Bad mood, Teenagers, Health news, Lifestyle news
  • Smartphones, Tablets, Computers, Sleep problem, Fatigue, Concentration, Bad mood, Teenagers, Health news, Lifestyle news
  • Smartphones, Tablets, Computers, Sleep problem, Fatigue, Concentration, Bad mood, Teenagers, Health news, Lifestyle news
  • Smartphones, Tablets, Computers, Sleep problem, Fatigue, Concentration, Bad mood, Teenagers, Health news, Lifestyle news
  • Smartphones, Tablets, Computers, Sleep problem, Fatigue, Concentration, Bad mood, Teenagers, Health news, Lifestyle news

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PM Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah paid tribute to Shaheed Bhagat Singh on his 113th birth anniversary.

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  • This day in 1907, Bhagat Singh was born in Banga village of Lyallpur district of undivided Punjab province.
  • “He’ll always remain a source of inspiration for us,” Amit Shah said on Twitter.
  • On Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi also paid his tributes to the revolutionary in his 69th ‘Mann ki Baat’ episode.

Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday paid tribute to Shaheed Bhagat Singh on his 113th birth anniversary. He expressed his gratitude to the revolutionary freedom fighter for giving a new direction to the Indian freedom struggle and making huge sacrifices to awaken the resolve of independence among the youth of the country. “He’ll always remain a source of inspiration for us,” Amit Shah said on Twitter.

It was on this day in 1907, Bhagat Singh was born in Banga village of Lyallpur district of undivided Punjab province. He was a charismatic Indian socialist revolutionary whose two acts of dramatic violence against the British in India and execution at the age of 23 made him a folk hero of the Indian Independence movement. Bhagat Singh was hanged in the Lahore jail along with Shivaram Hari Rajguru and Sukhdev Thapar on March 23, 1931.

Meanwhile, as the nation pays tributes to Bhagat Singh, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh will stage a sit-in protest against the Farm Acts on Monday at Khatkar Kalan, the ancestral village of Bhagat Singh. Former Uttarakhand chief minister and Congress general secretary Harish Rawat will also be visiting Punjab for the first time since taking charge of state affairs.

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