Research + News | Topic: Sleep
Nov 6, 2020
Quantity, Content, And Context Of Social Media Use May Affect Adolescents’ Sleep
A new study published in the Journal of Adolescent Health found that checking social media often, viewing emotional or violent videos, and starting to use social media at an early age were significantly related to later bedtimes and fewer hours of sleep on school nights for early adolescents. Read the article here.
Oct 16, 2020
Teens Did Surprisingly Well In Quarantine
More sleep and family time—and less social media—may have made the difference. Read the article here.
Jan 22, 2020
Teenagers Glued To Screens Skipping Meals, Sleep And Homework
Teenagers are skipping meals, sleep and doing their homework to spend more time online, according to a new report which asked young people themselves how their time on the internet affected their lives. Read the article here.
Oct 29, 2019
More LOLs, Fewer Zzzs: Teens May Be Losing Sleep Over Social Media
Heavier users of social media get to bed later and get poorer quality sleep. Read the article here.
Oct 28, 2019
Further Evidence Bedtime Social Media Use Is Harming Teenagers
A new UK study shows that teenagers who spend 3 or more hours engaging in social media are much more likely to sleep late and to have night awakenings, among other poor sleep habits. Read the article here.
Sep 5, 2019
Less Screen Time, More Sleep, Better-Behaved Kids
Researchers found that 8- to 11-year-olds who got adequate sleep and had limits on “screen time” were less likely than their peers to report problems with impulsive behavior. Read the article here.
Jun 13, 2019
Many Teens Sleep With Their Phones, Survey Finds – Just Like Their Parents
Four out of five teenagers with mobile devices keep them in their rooms overnight — and nearly a third of those bring them into their beds while sleeping — according a study Wednesday that offered new evidence that mobile devices undermine the rest necessary for peak health. Read the article here.
Jun 13, 2019
When Social Media Is Really Problematic For Adolescents
Underlying problems may make some young people particularly vulnerable to what they find on social media, an expert says. Read the article here.
May 29, 2019
The New Normal: Parents, Teens, Screens & Sleep In The United States
From Common Sense Media: The latest addition to the New Normal research series explores how smartphones and other mobile devices have changed families’ morning and evening routines and in-person relationships. For the first time, parents and teens reveal their habits around screens and sleep, from where they keep phones at night to how often digital notifications wake them up (and why). Access the full report here.
May 20, 2019
Limiting Screen Use For One Week May Improve Teenagers’ Sleep
Reducing blue light exposure at night may decrease fatigue and mood swings, researchers find. Read the article here.