Since technology often means, for our younger generations, that we are getting less sleep does that mean our brains/bodies will adjust to needing less? Probably not. They might adjust but everything comes at a cost.
Even now we can cope on less sleep, to a certain degree, but it just means our cognitive functions are not at their best. Sleep is constantly blamed for being the problem; however, this is the last thing most of us do at the end of the day. What about the hundreds of things we do throughout the day: what we eat, what we think, physical activity, what we make, what we don’t make etc. These things determine our sleep patterns.
Getting enough sleep is a real problem for many and I think doctors don’t really know why these people suffer more than others. Just like some of us get some illnesses and others don’t.
Research has helped with sleep issues, of course, for many but I mean there will always be things that can’t be answered.
A positive thought that definitely comes to mind includes: planning our days better and we can all do this. I bet the person who watches tv all day doesn’t sleep as well as a person who included physical activity in their day. Food plays a role and stress and mindfulness. Even if these changes don’t help your sleep phenomenally, they will help other areas of your life and probably your sleep eventually too. The message is pretty constant to our young people and they will get it one day, but probably when they’re a bit older and then they’ll be worried about the younger generation!
The secret is don’t have a bad attitude about sleep just because it’s a treasure you can’t get a lot of at present. Be kind to yourself and watch they mystery of the body and mind unfold.