Study: Texting before bed is not good

November 8th, 2010 - 10:27 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

New Jersey, Nov 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) If your children text late into the night, then it can mean bad news. New research has found that emailing and texting late into the night can be dangerous to one’s health. Such children, including teenagers, are depriving themselves of quality sleep and the researchers found that that can lead to moodiness.

The researchers also found out that staying up late on the mobile phone and the Internet may also lead to anxiousness, depression and learning difficulty. The researchers found that using emailing and texting late in the night was more demanding than watching a television and that explained why watching television late does not have similar consequences.

The research was carried out by researchers from JFK Sleep Centre in Edison, New Jersey. They gave 40 people between the age of eight and 22 years questionnaires that enquired about their attitude to sleep and their emailing and texting lives. The research subjects were found to send an average of more than 33 text messages and emails to almost four people each night.

The researchers found that generally girls were more likely than boys to send a text message or call somebody in the night. The boys preferred to play a video game during the period. However the researchers found out that at least each of the subjects were woken at least once every night 77 percent of the research subjects had a problem getting back to sleep.

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