September Trainings and Sleep Deprivation

First item of note; the FSRC has released the September training schedule. We are offering Blackboard, MS Access, Adobe Bridge, Prezi, Google Chrome and WordPress trainings this month. Sign up here!

http://www.nvcc.edu/annandale/fsrc/professional-development/index.htm

Item the second: Last night my husband watched The Blair Witch Project, and then NOVA sent me a text alert at nearly midnight. So I have sleep loss on my mind today. Do you stay up late surfing the web, or checking your email? What does that friendly glow do to your brain?

http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/09/10/really-using-a-computer-before-bed-can-disrupt-sleep/

“Increasingly, researchers are finding that¬†artificial light from some devices at night may tinker with brain chemicals that promote sleep. Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute showed that exposure to light from computer tablets significantly lowered levels of the hormone melatonin, which regulates our internal clocks and plays a role in the sleep cycle.”
Simply put? Staring at a backlit screen at night can keep you from sleeping properly. So try shutting down your computer well before bedtime and curling up with a good book. Or a Kindle with e-ink…that one’s okay.

 

 

 

 

 

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