Changing habits and lifestyle have become a part of our life nowadays. Most of the time, spending time with laptop and mobile and not sleeping at night has become a habit nowadays.
Staying awake all night can cause problems related to sleep. This can increase the risk of mood disorders and especially depression. Researchers have warned about this.
Research published in the Journal of Child Psychology analyzed the sleep quality and quantity of adolescents and found that there is a significant correlation between poor sleep and mental health issues.
Peter Frengen, University of Pittsburgh research
Research, led by Peter Frengen of the University of Pittsburgh, USA, states that a sleep-deprived teen is at risk of developing risk-taking behaviours and becoming intoxicated.
This is because long-term sleep deprivation affects the functioning of the putamen. The putamen is the part of the brain that plays a major role in goal-based activities and learning. Lack of sleep also reduces activation of the brain’s ‘reward system’.
Impedes the brain’s ability
Lack of sleep impedes the brain’s ability to balance emotions, thinking and thinking, and this increases the risk of many health problems. Youth who experience depression and anxiety experience poor sleep during their teenage years.
According to the National Sleep Foundation, teenagers between the ages of 14–17 typically require about 8–10 hours of sleep each night.
Be active throughout the day
Dr Nabi Wali of AIIMS, associated with MyUpchar, says that good sleeping habits can help relieve sleep problems and sleep soundly. It is better than teenagers to keep their daily sleep and waking time the same. Be active throughout the day, so that you get good sleep at night. Do not eat large amounts of food before bedtime and avoid beverages. Do not spend time on mobile or laptop before sleeping, this becomes a big reason for disturbing sleep. Instead, adopt some good habits like taking a bath before bedtime, reading books or listening to music in a slow voice.