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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.


In today’s society we constantly face a struggle to stay focused on goals and daily tasks. With the improvement of technology and media, it is too easy to get side tracked. With adverts everywhere on the internet, it is so easy to find yourself deep into the internet and struggling to find your way back out and then getting focused back to what you wanted to accomplish.

YouTube has been the reason to many distractions for me. The unlimited amount of videos and the continuing growth of genres of videos YouTube is one of my biggest distractions and I find myself sat there for hours on end watching pointless videos and before you know it, you’ve achieved nothing and not even started your work. This is the same example for when it comes to sleeping, most people aim for 8-10 hours’ sleep a night and because of lives distractions such as TV, YouTube, Music etc. I would be very sure that people will find themselves missing out on hours of sleep a day and 10’s of hours sleep a week.

Turn It Off

At night when your tired but there’s that film or tv programme you want to watch, save it for the next day. It is known that when your mind is concentrating on something it tends to not worry about sleep, its how many kids these days go hours or days without sleep thanks to video games. But it’s not just the activity of the brain its the lights source of the tv or monitor that is causing you to wake up. As we all know, our bodies are programmed to be tired at night and awake during daytime whereas the light source off the tv will affect this and will affect your tiredness and may not make it possible to fall asleep but may make it more difficult. Most importantly it is the eye strain of the bright light on your tired eyes and it is the intriguing aspect of that moment when you close your eyes it sounds like something fun is happening so you begin to watch again. So keep your room dark, quiet and save yourself from the painful streining eyes in the morning.

Try it for yourself for 2 weeks. No TV before bed, phones on silent, no computer games in bed and let us know if it helped @Insomniac_info

Thank you for reading!

Gary Henshall

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24 Hour Media Fast That Lasted 5 hours..

Throughout the day I shall blog hourly to describe what I have been doing to keep myself busy and how I am feeling. Wish me luck.

10:30am – 11:30am

Woke up to no noise of a TV, was refreshing but not being able to turn it on wasn’t such a benefit. Feeling Upbeat at the moment and that I could possibly do this. On the other hand I must remember to stay out of the living room.

11:30am – 12:30pm

Breakfast Time. Enjoyed some toast with jam and a cup of tea. Time isn’t moving as quickly as possible but I find that I have more time to think about productive things I could do. I am coming to the opinion that my interaction with social media 80% of the time is not the fact that I enjoy doing it, but more that it is a routine for me.

12:30pm – 13:30pm

Third hour gone by and I have sorted my bedroom. Not a very productive hour and starting to feel the boredom and need to load up a game or something. Need to find something to keep my brain active, may try reading Steve Jobs Autobiography which I have been meaning to finish. See you in an hour.

13:30am – 14:30pm

Had 5 minutes of failure in the last hour where I came upstairs and turned my TV on and started watching How I Met Your Mother. It is routine for me to come upstairs either go on pc, or turn my TV on and that’s why I did it. Becoming bored and restless, I am struggling to keep myself occupied by reading.

14:30pm – 15:30pm

Boredom has taken its toll and now I have started planning for video blog.


As no work was available to me from an offline status it meant i had very little to keep me occupied. There was only ever so much food i could eat to keep me occupied. However anyone in today’s culture would struggle with this task but i could of perhaps tackled this with more enthusiasm and planning ahead of what tasks i could of done to keep me occupied. Anyway i hope you enjoy and try it yourself.

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