Brain effects Digital Eyestrain Sleep Disorders let's get physical Over Usage

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True or false: When you spend too much time on technology you start to get headaches?

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Blue light is a light on our light scale that has the shortest wave lengths but the highest amount of energy that can negatively impact our lives. Blue light exposure can negatively affect our eyes because it can cause permanent vision damage which can lead to many different eye conditions and diseases.
What is the blue light and how does it affect your eyes?

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Melatonin is the hormone that controls your sleeping patterns and wake cycle. A reduction in melatonin is caused from the blue light that makes you stay awake because it keeps your brain alert. 95% of people surveyed that before sleeping they use their electronics. To reduce melatonin, try staying or getting off your electronics at least one hour before bed time.
How is melatonin related to your sleep?

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When your melatonin rate decreases, your body muscles find it hard to relax due to the lack of sleep.
Why can your muscles start to get sore if your melatonin rate decreases?

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WOW!!!
95% of people surveyed that before sleeping they use their electronics.

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- Dry eyes -headaches -blurred vision -burning and itching eyes - teary eyed - pain the neck and shoulders -hard to focus *Nearly 70% of US adults complain of digital eyestrain
What are some symptoms and side affects of digital eyestrain?

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There are 3 ways that technology can affect your bed time. Using screens before bed time will keep your brain active and constantly stimulated. Using technology can become addicting which causes you to go to bed later. When scrolling the web your brain is constantly active and the bright light will make you less tired.
How can technology affect your bed time?

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Make sure you do not use your device 1 hour before bed time because it takes this long for your body to relax and give yourself a proper sleep.
What can you do to avoid having low levels of melatonin?

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OH NO!
DID YOU KNOW: 10 percent of preschoolers and 19 percent of children ages 6-11 are OBESE?
 

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After using technology for more than 2 hours, you may notice short term discomfort in your eyes. This is called digital eye strain. This may be because we blink 10 times less when using electronics, which can harm the tears in our eyes that are used for protection and cannot be replaced. Here is a strategy that you can try out to prevent digital eyestrain: Use the 20-20-20 break rule: every 20 minutes take a 20 second break and focus on something 20 feet away to train yourself to blink more.
What is digital eyestrain and how can you prevent it?

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1) Sleep apnea- a disorder that happens when your breathing is interrupted during your sleep. 2) sleep deprivation- is when you do not get the recommended amount of sleep per night which can cause many side affects such as fatigue, clumsiness. 3) Insomnia- is when you have sleepless nights where you are unable to settle down and relax. * According to the National Sleep Foundation and Swedish Researchers, there is a link between too much cell phone use and increased sleeping disorders in both men and women.
What are three sleeping disorders that you can develop by using technology before bed time?

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digital eyestrain may cause pain in the neck or in your shoulders. DID YOU KNOW: 70 percent of US adults complain of digital eyestrain?
What affect does digital eyestrain have on your muscles?
 

Negative effects of technology

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