According to the results of a study carried out by the Norwegian Institute of Public Health regarding the sleeping habits of 11,000 young people between the ages of 16 and 24, half suffer from a lack of sleep.
The main cause of the problem is electronic screens, such as mobile phones, tablets, televisions and computers.
“70 percent of young men and 80 percent of young women said electronics were the main reason for their lack of sleep, and the shutdowns during the pandemic could have played a role, such as home schooling and home office,” said Anne Illemann Christensen. this is what the head of research at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health tells TV2.
Get the screens out of the bedroom!
The negative effects of lack of sleep on our health and well-being should be obvious, added Poul Jennum, professor and sleep researcher at Rigshospitalet.
Too little sleep can lead to a lack of energy, lack of concentration and memory loss, he emphasized to TV2.
“Our brains need one to two hours of relaxation before we go to bed. Turn off the computer and stop arguing with your family or partner so we can tell our brain it’s time to sleep,” he said.
Christensen agreed. “Get the screens out of the bedroom” she urged.
Source: The Nordic Page