Is sitting infront of the computer the whole day making insomnia worse?

@johnwoon (125)
Malaysia
June 3, 2007 12:45am CST
I've posted a discussion earlier about how to overcome problems of insomnia. Many suggestions and recommendations were posted but none mentioned the effect of computer. I wonder whether the use of computer for a long time especially one or two hours before bed time would make insomnia worst? What do you think? http://stopinsomnia.blogspot.com
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@student7 (1002)
• United States
3 Jun 07
Don't sit in front of the computer before you go to bed. It will just stimulate your brain and make your body think that it is not time for bed. My suggestion is set a time when you want to go lay down. Then set a time when you want to finish on the computer. You should probably wait three hours before you want to go lay down but don't go past two hours. I think that two hours is pushing it. When you are done, go do something relaxing like take a warm shower or read or something. Don't use the electronics because they are stimulants like coffee.
@johnwoon (125)
• Malaysia
3 Jun 07
This sounds interesting and it makes sense. This could be my main problem after all! But would the TV have similar negative effect? Do you know of anyone who is really loosing sleep because of the computer? http://stopinsomnia.blogspot.com
@student7 (1002)
• United States
3 Jun 07
yes my husband, he stayed up for two or three days straight because of the computer. I am on the computer at work so I can stay awake. When I get home, I am still stimulated from the computer and it takes me a very long time to get to sleep.
@miaolin (397)
• China
3 Jun 07
It's my first time to hear such statment.I don't know to use computer before bed time will make insomnia worst.Accoring to my own experience,I don't think so.I use computer everyday and mainly before bed time,but there is nothing wrong with my quantity of sleep.I can sleep as well as usual.Even if I use computer for a long time,that situation won't happen on me.Do you have any evidence to prove it?
@johnwoon (125)
• Malaysia
3 Jun 07
In the first place, are you an insomniac? If you had read my question carefully, you'd have noticed that I meant "Is excessive use of computer making insomniac having more problem in their sleep". Congratulation to you on your not having this problem! Hahaha! If I had proof that there's a link between the excessive use of computer and insomnia, would I have asked this question? http://stopinsomnia.blogspot.com
@miaolin (397)
• China
3 Jun 07
Sorry,I haven't read your problem carefully.But even if I have used computer for a long time(maybe 7 or 8 hours a day)I also haven't met such problem.Hope there is someone who can give you answer.Good luck!
• Philippines
3 Jun 07
I don't think staying in front of the monitor worsens insomnia. I'm beginning to notice, though, that I have been getting frequent migraines since I startd doing myLot. Guess I need to see my opthalmologist soon..
@johnwoon (125)
• Malaysia
3 Jun 07
If your migraine keeps coming back you might just end up having sleepless nights due to the pain. So be careful! http://healthysite.blogspot.com