I believe there is a development link that is missed (at some point) when kids spend hours in front of a screen or texting. “Let’s pretend” is a game that requires imagination and if kids miss interacting with other kids pretending to be pirates searching for treasure or building a fort with cardboard boxes they will never know that they can make a difference. Working with other kids building a fort they learn social skills without realizing it. They learn to work together for a common goal. No computer screen can teach or help kids to make that connection.
Newer medications help reduce the time it takes to fall asleep. Some of these sleep-inducing drugs, which bind to the same receptors in the brain as do benzodiazepines, include Lunesta , Sonata , and Ambien . They are somewhat less likely than benzodiazepines to be habit-forming, but over time can still sometimes cause physical dependence. They can work quickly to increase drowsiness and sleep. Another sleep aid, called Rozerem , acts differently from other sleep medicines by affecting a brain hormone called melatonin, and is not habit-forming. Belsomra is another unique sleep aid that affects a brain chemical called orexin , and is not addictive or habit-forming.
When you have a protein deficiency, your body's blood proteins (thus, your blood's thickness and stickiness) and blood pressure plummet, per the Mayo Clinic. This then impacts a myriad of other functions in your body since nutrients aren't getting to vital tissues. If your body fat percentage is too low or you're not getting enough protein, you can suffer something called bradycardia , or slow heart rate. If you wear a tracker and notice your heart rate's dropped anywhere below the normal 60 to 100 beats per minute, make an appointment to see your doctor. You could feel short of breath, light-headed, and possible even faint as a result; and, as you can imagine, these are all terrible side effects if you're an avid gym goer.