Dr. Kogan describes how spending time on the Internet at night can cause insomnia.
We are listening. We are looking. We are smelling. We are touching. Being on the Internet activates our visuals, our hearing, our tactile, and activating and over-exciting our sympathetic autonomic nervous system keeps our central nervous system very active. It’s virtually impossible to have a normal relaxation response immediately after getting off the Internet or watching television.
I thus advocate spending half an hour before you go to sleep either taking a hot shower or a bath or doing some relaxation or stretching or yoga, breathing techniques–something away from your computer and away from your TV.
About Dr. Svetlana Kogan, M.D.:
Dr. Svetlana Kogan, M.D., is the Founder of Doctors at Trump Place (DTP). She is board certified in internal medicine and graduated from Cornell University. She is also a member of the American Medical Association, the American Anti-Aging Academy, and a clinical researcher and patient advocate. Dr. Kogan is affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital.