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Saturday, 14 June 2014 00:00

Teens' sleep being impacted by social media

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The results, published in the International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, show that many young people aren't getting adequate sleep - and the problem is much worse in one out of every 10 teens, who are addicted to electronic media.

"Although there are many known benefits of electronic media for young people, including opportunities for learning and socialisation, previous studies have suggested that excessive electronic media use could impact negatively on sleeping patterns and the quality of sleep," says the lead author of the study, Dr Daniel King from the University of Adelaide's School of Psychology.

The study has found that with use of electronic media, more than 70% of adolescents are not receiving optimal sleep during weekdays,  delaying the time they go to bed, interrupting them during the night, and leading to longer times to achieve a deep sleep.

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