We have discussed in the past about symptoms and effects of sleep apnea but sleep apnea is an internal factor that affects our sleep. We have no control over how an internal conflict can affect us. Today, I wanted to discuss some everyday external factors that can affect the quality of our sleep. We will be discussing everyday obstacles that affect us physically, mentally and emotionally.
At the top of any health concern list is the effects of modern technology. In an effort to make daily life easier, modern technology has enabled us to take the easy route in every matter. I mean today we rather drive to our desired destination that's a block away than walk. When was the last time you walked to get something? One of the most harmful side effects of modern technology, specifically all these smart devices that are glued to our hands, is blue light exposure. It suppresses the release of melatonin in your body, preventing it from naturally feeling drowsy. Putting away any phones at least two hours before bedtime, helps your eyes recover from the exposure. You can also try melatonin tablets to induce drowsiness.
Today's lifestyle doesn’t allow the maximum amount of potential energy to be converted into kinetic energy. Meaning today we aren’t physically moving as much as our ancestors. This leads our bodies to rarely feel tired. When our body is physically tired, our mind automatically sends signals to our body to get some rest. The easiest and healthiest way to get tired is exercise.