Sleep Study Finds Texting Source of Sleep Deprivation in Teens

The effect of smartphones on teenagers’ sleep is the focus of new research by JFK Medical Center that comprised¬† 3,000 students.

The one-year study in Edison school district showed that over 60 percent of students are not getting enough sleep because of late night texting or phone use, and 20 to 25 percent are awakened from their sleep responding to texts.

We don’t yet know about the longterm effects of this all-night tech use, but doctors are concerned about changes in brain development and performance. They say we need to curb this now in the teenage years because those habits tend to trickle over as an adult.

Read the full story and view a video about the study on the JFK Medical Center website.

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