Nowadays, technologies accompany us throughout the day and are present on any side. Therefore, in the day-to-day life of the younger this is no exception. More and more children and young people explore the technologies that arise on the market (many of them geared to these age groups), so some behaviors and habits adopted by these have been popular targets for study.
This time, we talk about a study, which involved 10 thousand young Norwegians, aged between 16 and 19 years. This study shows that young people who are more dependent on digital devices, acquire a greater difficulty falling asleep, when compared to young people who do not demonstrate this type of “addiction”. This difficulty in falling asleep is quantified in one more hour before these young ladies enter dreamland.
If the young person is in front of a screen for more than four hours a day (in addition to the previously required on school hours), the hypothesis that will manifest this difficulty in falling asleep increase by 49%. And if exposure to screens exist immediately before going to bed the risk is even greater.
The young people who participated in this study needed on average to 8 9:0 hours of sleep, but those who spent two or more hours with these digital devices are three times more likely to sleep less than five hours a night. What up to an adult is little let alone a young in this age group. As well as young people who are more in touch with digital devices during the day have more trouble falling asleep and sleep fewer hours.
This means that young people who use two or three different devices have a probability of 50% to sleep less than five hours a night. Young people that already use four appliances increase this risk to 75%.
After the end of this study, the Group of scientist led by Mari Hysing, in the health research centre of Bergen, in Norway, considered important political authorities to update the recommendations concerning digital screens.
“The results (of the study) confirm the need to recommend the restriction of the use of these means in General”, warned, writes Agence France Presse.
These scientists anticipate even hypothesized that the screens stimulate the nervous system and the light emitted by these objects on the Biorhythm, having negative effects on sleep.
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