Nov 29, 2018
This episode I mention the Tetris Effect Game and a view about
sleep from the perspective of the digital Hatfields and McCoys.
In the last episode, I talked about Surf Therapy for vets that have PTSD. Hanging ten isn’t just a great way to connect with nature.
Moving your body has a bio-chemical effect on your brain. If you have an anxiety condition and also have depression as part of your experience, then you might want to add some kind of regular movement.
It doesn’t have to be much, maybe taking a PE class at the local community college in something you wanted to try. I took a pottery class and I have to say it is a good way to have the opportunity to smack something around.
You know what you get to do in a potter class?
Pound the hell out of clay. Plus when you start throwing,
shaping and spinning that will definitely take you out of the land
of the digital.
If you need support contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255, the Trevor Project at 1-866-488-7386 or text “START” to 741-741.
Dana Smith has an article on the Popular Science site on how the lack of sleep looks the same as severe anxiety in the brain.
Engaget article on the Tetris Effect for Anxious and Distracted Minds
2017 New York Times article about Miwa Sada, who worked 159 hours of overtime in one month.
Business Insider looks at Elon Musk remark and offers their own spin on it. There is another BI article from August 2017 that mentions 30 bad things that can happen when you are sleep deprived.
To learn more about improving the quality of your sleep visit Sleep Education.org
If you want to learn more about how technology affect sleep there is a post on the Sleep.org website.
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