During streaming — with more than 60% of young Americans using streaming as their primary TV location — our bedrooms also have been invaded. An 2018 survey from Tuck by 1,300 Americans showed over 85% of us watching TV stream in bed, with 70% sleeping to the soothing sounds of shows such as “Sons of Anarchy.”
More than one-third of the respondents said they were getting less sleep on streaming TV in bed. One reason why Americans aren’t getting enough sleep could be explained. Gallup found that Americans are only 6. 8 hours average, even when experts recommend adults receive a minimum of 7 hours shut-eye per night. A stunning 40% didn’t even.
How technology can make us sluggish
In a world that constantly changes and automates the nature of work, it is essential to remain sharp. However, our reaction times can be slowed by one evening sleep deprivation. In fact, a study conducted at Stanford University nearly 20 years ago found that sleep failure can as much as alcohol can affect a person’s reaction time. Why then, two decades later, do we continue to forfeit sleep?
To spite our face, we’re biting off our nose. Americans are currently working hours longer than any other industrialised nation. The hardest hitting are those with white collars or who tend to have more difficult non-exempt jobs. These roles are designed to support automation design
Does detox just return to health?
Social media breaks or the so-called social media detox have become common ways of restoring people’s sense of reality. Does Netflix, Hulu, Roku, Amazon prime and other streaming services forget about this solution so that we can get back to our normal brains?
The question could be better formulated as “Why would we like it?” If streaming services such as Netflix et al. represent the positive result of our technology attempts to promote our industries, we should not give up the services of the general public for the sake of sleep. This gives the neutral technology a negative intention and takes a rather shallow view.
Specify boundaries. We were all guilty of saying stuff such as ‘I must read more’ or ‘I can never find my hobbies time.’ We have time; we frequently spend it on stuff, such as streaming old “The Office” episodes. After a long, tiring day, this may serve as comfort but it can lead to complacency every day. Reserve bings for days that are truly difficult, and force yourself to register for other days after a certain period. You get an hour to read before bed if you turn Netflix off at 9 p.m., which in the long run will make you more energetic.
Take into account the decreased returns. One way to short-circuit your technological trust is to assess the impact of long-term technology if you are a logical linear thinker – and therefore attracted to technology. Is your third “Friends” go-around teaching new things to you? Maybe it could be, but maybe not. If you think that you’re stagnating or that you’re not making any progress, cut off the cord of the programmes that decrease your returns. If you do not get an inspiration or peace of mind injection, replace it with something that you want.
There’s no constant fog about sleep deprivation for us – or our businesses. We have given up control of every human frontier by allowing technology to take over our work, entertainment and sleep. Furthermore, priority should be given to our capacity to recharge.