Introducing the “Smart-phone clip on flexible arm”. Devised by Japanese gadget company Thanko, this bad boy helps you keep texting, watching or reading while you lie down. As the name suggests, the flexible allows you to use your phone in a ‘hands free’ manner. Say goodbye to phone- slaps!
But in all seriousness, behind the novelty of this gadget there’s actually something unnerving. When did texting becoming more important than sleep? Not to mention you could die from it. Read Blandine’s story here
Can YOU imagine what would happen if this invention really took off in other countries?
Ever wondered why you’re not getting enough sleep?
Let’s be honest – uni students are notoriously good at pulling the proverbial all-nighter. Be it for an assignment due in a few hours or last minute cramming for an exam, we somehow pull through to survive the next day fuelled by caffeine.
Needless to say, the next few days are probably the worst. You’re now caught up in a cycle of accumulated sleep debt and before you know it, you’re struggling to keep your eyes open.
Here are 3 common reasons why you don’t get enough shut-eye:
Taking sleep for granted
Ok so you’ve probably heard the saying “sleep is for the weak” but before you totally dismiss the idea you might want to check out this article: What If You Stopped Sleeping?
When you sleep, the brain is actually forming memories and going through the day’s events. These are really important for your mind and body to repair and function.
2. Caffeine is your drug of choice
Tea and coffee are your worst enemy if you’re trying to get a restful night. The caffeine found in these drinks acts as a stimulant that keeps you alert and restless. Try lemon and warm water instead.
3. Glued to your screen
Every night, every day or basically everywhere you go. Yes, we’re all guilty of this. What’s important is that you wind down at least 1 hour before bedtime. The light from your phone or computer screens trick your mind into thinking its daytime! Try reading a book or listening to relaxing music instead.