“You’re running on survival energy. Your sympathetic nervous system is in overdrive. I would guess you feel pretty shattered mid-afternoon which would mean you are running on adrenalin, noradrenalin, cortisol.”
Dr Nerina Ramlakhan (sleep & energy expert) declared to BBC that this can be a result of excessive time in front of screens. According to her it’s especially damaging for children: “We see a decrease in memory, a decline in grades, they’re not developing the part of their brain that’s a muscle that needs to be developed for singular focus,”.
Introduce these 5 daily routines for yourself and your family to re-energise from symptoms of excessive screen time:
1. Have “electronic sundowns” – pull back from technology in the hour before you go to bed. Read books but not e-books
2. Keep your clock turned away from you at night and don’t use your phone as an alarm clock
3. Re-energise: eat breakfast – or at least something small – within 30 minutes of getting up and before drinking any caffeine
4. Start hydrating. Drink two litres of water a day at least
5. Download MYFamily Protection to be able to monitor, manage and limit your children’s (and your own) screen time