Sunday, September 20, 2009

Teenagers Losing Sleep Over Texting

I ran across this article talking about how texting was causing teenagers to lose sleep. In a study taken in Belgium, claims that text messages on mobile phones are making an impact on the quality of sleep for almost 50% of the 16 year old people. [via]
quotemarksright.jpgThe Leuven study on media and adolescent health was conducted in Flanders in which about 2500 children studying in 1st and 4th year - aged 13 and 16 years were asked how many times they wake in the night because of incoming SMS messages in their mobile phones.

In the 13 year old children, 13.4% reported that they wake up 1-3 times in a month, 5.8% wake up one in a week, 5.3% wake up many times in a week and 2.2% wake up every night.

In the group of 16 year old children, 20.8% wake up 1-3 times in a month, 10.8% wake up at least one time in a week, 8.9% wake up many times in a week and 2.9% wake up every night.quotesmarksleft.jpg

Previous studies:

-- Sleep Deprived teenagers risk their hearts (USA - 2008)

-- Can't Sleep? Turn Off the Cell Phone! (Canada - 2007)

-- SMS teens losing precious sleep (Australia - 2006)

-- Teens face mobile stress (Sweden - 2006)

-- Students lack sleep (Japanese study - 2005)

-- Americans are sleep deprived (USA - 2005)

-- Mobile phones and video games 'are depriving children of sleep' (Belgian study - 2004)

-- SMS causes poor sleep (Belgian study - 2003)

-- Children text at night instead of sleeping (Australian study - 2003)

1 comment:

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