TEENS AND THEIR SLEEP CYCLE

Ever wondered why even after a busy day you couldn’t sleep at night ?

Most of todays generation is found awake for late nights, sleepless.This is because their brains naturally work on late schedules.This change takes place because the teen brains create the sleep hormone melatonin later at night than kids and adults do.

Among the teenagers, the body’s internal sleep cycle is reset to fall asleep later at night and wake up later in the morning. The sleep wake cycle is so crucial that it affects the regular activities of a person.There are several other reasons why teens lose sleep though. Considering the pandemic, the world functions on several devices which release blue light and delays the release of melatonin making It even harder to sleep.

Reasons of having Insomnia :

  • Feeling uncomfortable or sick due to a stuffy nose or headache or so on
  • Uncomfortable sleeping environment
  • Emotional trouble
  • Stress or Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Poor Sleeping habits
  • Lack of friends
  • Not speaking their thoughts out

How to improve ones sleep cycle:

To get at least 8 hours of sleep is very important among the teenagers for their regular mental and physical activities to be executed at their best capacity. Therefore, one should start picking up some habits and practice them regularly.

Here are some tips:

1.Electronics: It is advised to keep the electronic devices away from you while you sleep and stop with the homework or turn off all screens one hour before you go to bed.

2.Bed Time routine: Try practicing a relaxing bed time routine like a warm bath or shower or reading or listening to music

3.Caffeine: Avoid caffeine in the late afternoon hours or evening hours. It leads to absolute withdrawing of sleep.

4.Exercise: Practice regular exercise during the day but not anytime close to the sleeping hours. It makes your mind feel relaxed and also offers good practice in life.

Also avoid taking long naps during the day. Even on a tiring day a short nap not more than one hour should be taken. It is better to keep the bedroom dark, quite and cool.

Therefore, the teens today should adopt different methods to improve their sleep cycle which otherwise leads to many health ailments and also makes it difficult for them to complete their regular activities at the best of their capacity.