Researchers Say, More Screen Time Is Associated With Sleep Anxiety

A team of researchers from the University of Colorado in Boulder recently conducted an assessment of entire approachable academic literature about how the screen-based media associate with the sleep health.

A statement revealed through the findings of the researchers says that, “Of more than five dozen studies looking at youth’s ages 5 to 17 from around the world, 90% have found that more screen time is associated with delayed bedtimes, fewer hours of sleep, and poorer sleep quality.”

The team research reviews are published in the issue of the Pediatrics journal of this month. According to the reviews, the findings are more stimulating particularly I the case of computer games and mobile. The team has also disclosed that the quality and wavelength of light emanating through the device effects physically on sleep physiology and circadian rhythms. This also includes drastically lowering the melatonin level of body, which is a hormone involved in indicating our body about the time to sleep.

An associate professor and manuscript author, Orfeu Buxton from the Penn State’s bio behavioral health stated that, “Recent reviews of scientific literature reveal that the vast majority of studies find evidence for an adverse association between screen-based media consumption and sleep health, primarily delayed bedtimes and reduced total sleep duration.”

To restraint such effects researchers recommend people to take all electronic media out from children’s bedrooms, which includes mobile phones, TVs and poor bedtime routines.  It is also crucial to educate kids about the importance of sleep.

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