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How Screen Time Is Getting In The Way Of Teenager Sleep (New Research)

Wednesday April 28th, 2021

By : Maddison Raynor
Source : News Center Maine

Remote-learning, scrolling on TikTok and Instagram, Snachatting friends -- teens and young adults are constantly staring at screens and these distractions can prevent teens from getting restful sleep.

According to the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, teens on average spend up to nine hours watching screens, including smartphones, tablets, gaming consoles, TVs, and computers. 

It seems like teens never get enough sleep, but the problem can be even bigger for children with ADHD, and now those sleep troubles have been linked to lower grades.

Research shows that teenagers should get about nine hours of sleep a night, but thanks to school and social demands, that doesn't always happen.

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