When you see the word teen, what comes to mind? There may be many words. More than likely some of the categories that come up are sleep and electronic devices (computers, tablets, cell phones, etc.). A recent study has found electronic devices can affect sleep for teens.
This study included almost 10,000 teenagers from Norway (ages 16 through 19). Those that seem affected the most were those that had over four hours of screen time. In these instances, teens were over three times more likely to get under five hours of sleep. It also meant about a 50% risk of taking over an hour to fall asleep. To sleep well, a teenager typically needs 8-9 hours of sleep.
Other findings in the study include:
- The computer being the most likely linked to lack of sleep
- Use of electronic devices strongly correlated to taking longer to fall asleep
- The more devices being used, the more likely it would be to get under five hours of sleep.
So if you are looking for a good mattress sale at 1800mattress.com because of the lack of your teen’s sleep, remember to also monitor the electronic device use. And try not to fall asleep when testing out the mattresses.
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