Two-thirds of high schoolers sleep next to a phone or tablet—and 47% awake at least once per night to respond to messages! A meta-analysis of 17 studies finds the use of smartphones and tablets at night are a significant problem for the amount and quality of sleep kids get. These studies were not randomized, so more research is needed.
LifeTip: Phones are a part of life today—including kids. We need to find ways to keep phones out of their bedrooms, and maybe ours, too! Be sure to practice the “R” in LifeStart for better health.
Adapted from PositiveChoices.com