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TWIW 10: Screen time hurts teens sleep and health
20, May, 2019
This week in wellness 56 percent of parents of teens with sleep troubles believe this use of electronics is hurting their child’s ability to get to sleep and stay asleep.
The C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll (conducted by the Children’s Health Department at the University of Michigan) took responses from a nationally representative household survey of 1,018 parents with at least one child 13-18 years old. Forty-three percent of parents reporting that their teen struggles to fall asleep or wakes up and can’t get back to sleep.
Not being able to stay off electronics — including social media and mobile phones — was the top reason parents cited for sleep disturbance. Other reasons included homework, worries about school, and concerns about their social life, in that order.
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