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Cellphone Insomnia Kaitie Jesalynn
Teens and Cellphones • 52% of teenagers sent no more than 15 calls/texts • Proven that most active users have trouble falling, and staying asleep • 15x or more a day causes sleep trouble
Warning signs • Difficulties waking up early • Waking more often during the night • Tossing and turning through the night • Drinking more caffeine and/ or alcohol
Studied Facts • 1/21 teens had their cellphone during the night • 11/21 sent more than 15 text/calls per day or more • 10/21 only used their phones 5 text/calls per day or less
More Studied Facts • Constantly using cellphones can make the user stressful and sleepiness • Chatting and texting can cause stress and sleepiness • Spending more than 1 hour on the cellphone causes anxiety =
Advice for Parents • Watch your tween and/or teen cellphone usage • Create a schedule of when to use the cellphone at the right time • Be aware of the risks of cellphone use
Advice for Parents • Control the teens cellphone hours correctly without taking it away • Be aware that teens have their cellphones on constantly and with them
Works Cited • Liano, Charlene. "Cell Phones Disrupt Teens’ Sleep." WebMD - Better Information. Better Health. WebMD. Web. 22 Nov. 2011. <http://www.webmd.com/sleep-disorders/news/20080609/cell-phones-disrupt-teens-sleep>. • "Technology Causing Teens to Miss out on Sleep – Sleepio Blog." Sleep Help, Sleep News and Sleep Culture - Sleepio Blog. 27 July 2010. Web. 27 Nov. 2011. <http://blog.sleepio.com/2010/07/27/technology-causing-teens-to-miss-out-on-sleep/>. • Hitchcock, Kris. "Electronics Use Is Affecting Teen Bedtimes, Learning Capabilities | MLive.com." Michigan Local News, Breaking News, Sports & Weather - MLive.com. 5 Aug. 2009. Web. 27 Nov. 2011. <http://www.mlive.com/living/kalamazoo/index.ssf/2009/08/electronics_use_is_affecting_t.html>.
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