Our 24 Hour experiences of media

We recently vlogged our experiences of an experiment using different types as media for as long as we possibly could and see just how it affected our sleeping patterns!


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Entertainment and Media Effecting Sleeping Patterns

Now a day’s, we all enjoy the use of different types and cultures of media and provides us with another lengthy list of distractions and things to keep our minds busy. I am going to talk about different aspects of media that keep us awake and make the next morning impossible to get out of bed.

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How does social media as a technology affect sleeping patterns?

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Social media is used every day all day by the majority of the population and is seen as an incredible advance the way we all live our lives, but this constant technology usage must have some negative effects on our day to day lives, as everything has side-effects.

I’m going to look into the ‘possible’ reasons that could affect sleeping patterns through excessive usage of social media.

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The Effects of Portable Devices on Sleeping Patterns

Does a frequent use of portable devices in our day to day lives have an effect on our sleeping patterns? Lets find out.

Over the last decade or so, the popularity of portable devices has skyrocketed thanks to devices such as MP3 players, mobile phones, laptops, and even more so in recent years from the release of tablet computers. These devices have changed the way we all live. Everything about our lives these days is portable. No device is more important than the mobile phone, for example, in keeping you connected on the go, and thanks to features such as 3G and 4G, mobile owners can access just about anything online, making us even more in-touch with the rest of the world. Despite having many positive impacts, they’re negative impacts too, such as the effect portable devices have on our sleeping patterns.
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The effects of gaming on sleeping patterns

Gamers have always had a reputation for being anti-social with abnormal sleeping patterns, but are our assumptions correct?

A number of, sleeping, research studies have been directed at the younger generation. And the modern day teenager loves nothing more than a good “shoot ‘em up” computer game. So has the new generation of gamers become the cause of teenager’s non-existent early nights and lack of motivation to get up in the morning? Studies suggest due to hormone imbalance melatonin is released at a later time during teenage years, meaning for some it just isn’t possible to have an early night, also their natural body clock shifts to a later waking time – so being a zombie waking up for class is for most teenager’s an unavoidable reality. So before we even reflect on the effects of gaming, it is clear that younger gamers (who make up the majority of all gamers) are often already lacking the necessary quantity of sleep.

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