Teens who use screens more, sleep less

by Rachel Baker on February 3, 2015

This is sort of interesting, but seems to be inconclusive.

Read the Article: Teens who use screens more, sleep less

Researchers surveyed more than 10,000 16-to-19-year-olds from Norway, questioning them about their use of electronics and sleeping habits. Those who used gadgets including MP3 players, video game consoles, tablets, smartphones, and computers for more than five hours a day were three-and-a-half times more likely to sleep for fewer than five hours at night, and 49 percent likelier to need more than an hour to get to sleep. “There was a gradual increase up to this point,” lead author Dr Mari Hysing told The Verge. “The more you spent on devices during the daytime the less you slept and the longer it took to fall asleep.”

The research confirms long-standing assumptions about the effects of electronic devices on sleep, but scientists say the exact mechanisms at work still aren’t clear.

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