Two-thirds of high schoolers sleep next to a phone or tablet–and 47% awake at least once per night to respond to messages! A meta-analysis of 17 studies finds the use of smartphones and tablets at night are a significant problem for the amount and quality of sleep kids get. These studies were not randomized, so more research is needed.
PositiveTip: Phones are a part of life today–including kids. We need to find ways to keep phones out of their bedrooms, and maybe ours, too!