Wifi Could be hurting us in our sleep!

Who Sleeps with their phone beside you? Is your phone constantly connected to the internet? What does this mean for you? What are the health impacts?

I’ve attached the article below but to save you the trouble of deciphering it all. I will summarise it all for you.

Two year 9 students from Denmark conducted a scientific experiments in high school to find out how wifi from mobile phones and routers affect cress seeds.

The results found that cress seeds in a room with wifi surrounding it, did not grow at all. Instead they all died. However, the room with cress seeds but no wifi, all started growing.

This means that wifi is harmful to us as organisms.

This is shocking! How many of you sleep next to your phone? Walk around with in in your lap? Caress it like the darling it is?

Although the experiment was conducted informally, there are many articles out there already speaking about the health impacts of wifi.

They range from migranes, sleep disturbances and heart palcipations. Come to think about it, we at NSYL have also felt that nights spent near our phones left us a little odd the next day.

We don’t suggest you do anything until you’ve checked out the article for yourself. But please do, who knows, it might be important in the future.

Wifi radiation is in the form of EMF radiation, the same kind you get from

Here is the related article incase you want to see the details.

http://topinfopost.com/2013/07/24/student-science-experiment-finds-plants-wont-grow-near-wi-fi-router

Binaural Beats for Sleeping!

Breaking Fast asked:

Hahaha love the minion banana song! Great songs! Do you think songs with no singing might work better/relaxing type of music?

(In response to “Music that will guarantee a snooze in seconds!”)

Interestingly, if any of you really want to sleep, an actual catagory of music called “binaural beats” exist. Where the frequency of the stereo audio is so close to each other that they help the brain to relax. It is even used as medicine!

Here is one example of a binaural beat. If you want to listen to more, there are related videos in youtube. Just search “binaural beats”!

 

What position is the right position?

It’s the question we ask ourselves every night before we snooze. Which position, this time?

Well, there are 6 types of positions and they all affect your body differently.

Whether its on your side, your back or your belly, they all feel great, but wait.. Which is healthy for you? I won’t hold this out till the very end. I’ll be straight to the punch.

The best position is the “Back Sleeping” position. However, it depends upon the person and every position is healthy as long as you keep your head comfortable. If it is twisted, stretched or crunched too much in anyway, it will be difficult to breathe during your sleep and you’ll also experience neck pains once you wake! Ever felt that dreaded neck ache on tuesday mornings? Keep it straight and comfortable!

Now that that’s done, what do side, back or forward positions do?

Stomach Sleeping: Places pressure on your stomach, It might place your head in an uncomfortable position, It also places pressure on your lungs making it difficult to breathe.

Back Sleeping: Flattens out your curves and may give you aches in the morning, it places pressure on the hind of the head; some people experience discomfort on the hind of their heads or hips, however it places NO pressure on internal organs.

Side Sleeping: Is an odd case. By lying on your left, you place pressure on your internal organs, especially your liver and lungs. You also place pressure on knees and twisting pressure on your hips.

But whatever position you enjoy the most, the important thing is to keep your head straightened. At least now you know which position is the right (or better) position!

Happy Snoozing, Day Dwellers!

Breaking those Sleeping Myths:

Have your parents ever nagged you about something ridiculous that just made you go, WTF? Here is a list that will set the record straight once and for all. Let’s see if you got them right! Feel free to take a guess before the answers are revealed.

1)      “Just go catch up on that sleep on the weekends, you’ll be fine!” Says your best friend Johnny.

TRUE/FALSE?

 

 

False!

While sleeping more on the weekends will make you feel good for the short term, sleeping long hours on the weekend and little during weekdays upsets your circadian rhythms. Jargon aside, this pretty much means it disrupts your sleeping cycle and it encourages you to sleep late that same night and begin the whole cycle again.

 

2)      “I naturally function on 4 hours of sleep. My body is just used to it now.” Says, once again, your best friend Johnny.

TRUE/FALSE

 

 

False!

I don’t know who this Johnny* character is, but I think he should definitely check out our blog and get his facts checked out. Come to think about it, all your friends should probably check out our blog too! 😉

Anyway, researchers say that famous short sleepers such as Madonna and Kevin Rudd are so used to, what only can be described as short naps, that they are not aware that they could be functioning much better if they had a decent night’s rest. Having less than 6 hours of sleep per night will in some way inhibit a healthier you.

 

3)      You: *Yawn*

Johnny: You should go to bed, you’re tired.

TRUE/FALSE

 

 

False!

Hold on there, Johnny! Yawning does not in fact mean you are tired! There is actually no definite scientific explanation for why we yawn! Some people have said that it helps with limited oxygen in the lungs, but recently this has been proved as false because babies in the feotus are seen to yawn in the presence of no oxygen in the womb. Further, it is said that yawning can create a contagious response in 60% of people around you! But there is still little or no explanation that is sleep related.

 

4)      You: *zZzzzz*

Johnny: Wake up! You lazy bum! You shouldn’t nap in class!

TRUE/FALSE

 

 

True…and false!

True, you shouldn’t nap in class but false that nappers are considered lazy in society. Taking a nap just before working is said to improve performance and could even save lives! A study in 1989 by NASA showed that pilots who didn’t take 25 minute naps during their long shifts, tended to nod off and lose concentration 5 times as much as those who did. So next time you are at uni, get a bit of shut eye on the lawn in between classes. But remember, nothing beats a good night’s sleep!

 

*likeness to any real character was not intentional and if your name is Johnny, you should not feel offended.

Tips that will get that head of yours on that pillow:

1)      Get into a routine! Sure, sometimes you get bogged down by work and there’s always that sneaky You Tube video that is begging to get your attention, but making an effort to stick to a set time each night will also get your life clock feeling naturally drowsy at a certain time.

2)      Limit caffeine after 4pm. Coffee is great, don’t get me wrong, but when it gets to the point of just drinking because you are addicted to it, then you know you’ve got a problem. If you know you have that dreaded assignment that you have to stay up for later tonight, it’s better to take a nap in the afternoon than load up on energy drinks, soft drinks and coffee.

3)      Just close your eyes. Sounds simple, right? Well, sometimes simplicity is the best. There’s a little trick that always works. Avoid distractions and just lie still. Let your toes go numb so you don’t feel them. Work your way up to your knees and so on. Chances are, you will wake up in the morning without realising where you got up to.

4)      Listen to soothing music. Having some background noise that triggers some memory or far off relaxation will help calm your body to a state of sleep.

5)      Don’t do strenuous exercise before bed. We’re not saying you have to find yoga cool but don’t run up and down the stairs before you go to bed because it will just keep your heart rate up.

6)      Avoid heavy meals 4 hours before bedtime. Having a full stomach will sometimes aid in feelings of discomfort when trying to get to sleep.

7)      Drink something warm! Something like warm milk and drinks with no sugar or caffeine will help calm your body.

8)      Take a warm shower! Having the warm water massage against your skin will help relax you just before going to bed. Try to avoid washing your hair though, unless you really have to.