A lack of proper sleep has been a problem for many people. But now with the advancement of gadgets and hand-held computers, sleeping patterns have been disturbed even more. A study carried out by the National Sleeping Foundation (NSF) found the number of people with insomnia at ever higher levels. 43% of the people, aged 13 to 64, questioned in the survey said they hardly ever got a full night's sleep on a weeknight. And 6 in 10 said they had sleeping problems every night or nearly every night.

Gadgets are the Culprits

The NSF also investigated the link between this insomnia and the usage of gadgets by questioning the people about their

Medical research has found that exposure to artificial light during the night suppresses the release of sleep inducing hormone melatonin which damages the usual sleeping pattern. Continuous usage of laptops or Smartphones is could be responsible for this exposure. As a result, it becomes difficult to find sleep even if you are lying in bed and trying to doze off. The intrusion of technologies in the bedroom could be responsible for ever increasing irregular sleeping patterns. usage of Smartphones and computers before sleeping hours. It was found that 95% of the people use computers, televisions or Smartphones in the hour before bed. 60% of the people said that they regularly use laptops in the hour before sleep.

The Double-Whammy

So what do people do when they just cannot find sleep? They resort to using their Smartphones again just to pass time by listening to music or playing games. This in turn makes it even more difficult to find sleep. This is a trap that needs to be stopped from the beginning.

The healthiest thing for your sleeping pattern would be to turn off all your gadgets an hour before sleep. Turning off the wifi device could be really helpful too. Listening to soft music or reading a book is okay. With time you will start to notice that you will start to find sleep at the right times. A proper night's sleep is essential for you to be most productive the next day. don't let gadgets come in you

Information and communication systems account for about 25% of electricity consumption in offices. In offices that have dense use of IT systems or if inefficient systems are deployed, the figure may rise as high has 70%. The following can be done to reduce electricity use by your IT systems:

  • Activate sleep/hibernate/standby mode on PCs, laptops, printers, scanners, screens, etc.

  • Review documents and emails on screen instead of printing them. If you do need to print, save paper by printing on both sides or on recycled paper.

  • Do not leave IT and electrical systems running during weekends or overnight.

  • Choose less brightness on screens. Use LEDs instead of LCD, plasma or CRT as LEDs use very less electricity.

  • Activate printer, scanner and other devices only when you need to use them.

  • Reduce lighting in room for better screen visibility. This will allow you to use less brighter screens.

  • Use shared printers, scanners and other devices. Use virtualization to decrease use of computers.

  • Use Green IT peripherals to reduce electricity use.

  • Change in IT service processes may also reduce electricity usage. E.g By eliminating waste, redundant or inefficient process, you can save electricity and other resources.

These are some of the best tips to go green. Do you have something in mind on how to go greener? Please do share it with others by commenting in the comments box below.

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The recent rise of technology has influenced our lives down to our very cores. As Smartphones, tablets and TVs and other electronic devices have taken their place as essential tools in our lives, it has become ever harder, even close to impossible, for us to function without them.

Working Tools?

But what effect have they had on our life aims and personal goals? The first thought is that as these devices are designed to help us, they make it easier for us to get what we want. Sure it is very convenient to have dictionary, a calculator and the most powerful search engine ever, all in one device when we are studying. The power of these Smartphones is such that you have access of vast swathes of information on a tap of a screen.

Where on one hand, technology has made it easier for us to work or study; it has had side effects too. For example, I cannot help but think that if I hadn't had my PlayStation with me in my school days, I would have spent more time studying, or at least I would have done some more productive things.

Technology's Two Faces

It is easy to judge PlayStations and gaming consoles as hindrances towards work, study and goals but it is harder to judge Smartphones or personal computers. Where these devices can be used for playing games or watching movies, they are perfectly suitable to work on too. A person with Smartphone and internet connectivity should be more productive than someone without these tools.  But it provides distractions too. You would think that I am just going to play this game once or I will just check my Facebook wall for one second and you will end up having wasted a precious hour. A person without these perks will surely have lesser tools to work with, but he will also have lesser distractions. And distractions make minds wonder and the productivity falls to ever lower levels.

Sure technology is very attractive as a working tool but on the other hand, it also makes people waste their time. If someone is very determined to work and very focused on it, then a Smartphone in his possession is a fabulous working tool. But for a lazier person who is sitting and trying to study, a Smartphone in his hand will take all his time with zero gains.