Its no surprise that people today, especially children and teens, are spending excessive amounts of time on their cellphones, laptops and tablets. The typical nighttime ritual has become checking every single social media outlet out there before getting some shut-eye. But what’s so troubling about this new digital age is that getting all that screen time right before bed is actually the worst thing you can do for your sleep!
Sleep Analysis Study
According to CNN, a new study published in JAMA Pediatrics found that children and teens, using cell phones, tablets and computers at night is associated with losing sleep time and sleep quality. The analysis found “a consistent pattern of effect across a wide range of countries and settings,” said Dr. Ben Carter, lead author and a senior lecturer in biostatistics at King’s College London. The study conducted by Carter and his colleagues sifted through hundreds of similar studies where they chose to extract pertinent data and perform their own meta-analysis.