Monday, November 8, 2010
In a study of 40 teens who sought treatment at the JFK Medical Center Sleep Lab, 77% of them stated they had difficulty falling asleep. Using computers, cell phones, video games or television all the way up to bedtime causes the brain to still be stimulated. In fact, after lights out they all confessed that they were sending an average of 34 text messages or emails during the night or using some type of electronic media.
Sleep gives your body a chance to organize all that it took in during the day. Melatonin is released during sleep which in turn helps keep our circadian rhythm in tune. Sleep additionally gives your body a time to rejuvenate and rest.