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sábado, 22 de abril de 2006

Dormir lo suficiente

¿Cuanto duerme un adolescente ?
Llama la atención encontrar alumnos somnolientos en clase y no precisamente por el duro trabajo escolar. Hay estudios que señalan como causa principal el poco tiempo dedicado al sueño. ¿La razón ? Una vez que papá y mamá se han ido a la cama, muchos escolares siguen en pie conectados a Internet, conversando por Messenger, revisando mails, enviando y recibiendo mensajes en sus celulares, o pegados al teléfono repasando las actividades realizadas en el día.
Esta "escuela nocturna" no beneficia ni la salud del cuerpo ni la de la mente. Afecta el trabajo escolar, la conducta y el humor de las personas y quita horas al sueño restaurador del cuerpo y del cerebro que necesita procesar lo aprendido en el día, según Jodi A. Mindell Director del Centro del Sueño del Hospital de niños de Filadelfia
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Hay que aprender entonces, a realizar estas actividades de modo de llegar "bien despiertos" a clases y .. al trabajo !!


Your teenager isn't sleeping enough.
The teenagers are drowsy all day in school and go home and take a nap until dinner-time or later. They do homework after dinner til about 10pm when Mom & Dad go to bed. Then it’s party time. They stay up until 2, 3, 4 o’clock in the morning. This is on school nights. Every school night. And this isn’t the bad kids. These are the good kids!
Many of them go outside and hang with their friends in the neighborhood until 2am. Or they are inside on the internet. They are IM’ing each other. They are emailing. They are text messaging each other with their cellphones, or they are just plain talking. Or they are playing video games or watching movies…all in the privacy of their own bedrooms.
These kids have a night time electronic social life that their parents are unaware of either intentionally or unintentionally. Kids aren’t sleeping. And it’s bad for them. It’s bad for their bodies. It’s bad for their minds. It affects their schoolwork, behavior and their moods. Their nocturnal activities allow them to engage in things that are frivolous at best, and dangerous at worst. I’m not even going to mention porn. They engage in cyberbullying. They gossip. They talk to friends you have forbidden them to have contact with. And they waste precious sleep time.
Sending students to school without enough sleep is like sending them to school without breakfast. Sleep serves not only a restorative function for adolescents’ bodies and brains, but it is also a key time when they process what they’ve learned during the day.” said Mindell, associate director of the Sleep Center at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Original Text

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