That’s the conclusion drawn by researchers at San Diego State University studying sleep-deprived American teenagers. After conducting a meta-analysis surveying more than 360,000 subjects, they concluded that decreasing sleep time comes at the expense of increasing screen time.
“Teens’ sleep began to shorten just as the majority started using smartphones,” states Jean Twenge, Professor of Psychology at SDSU. “It’s a very suspicious pattern.”
And I’m not any better, spending way too much time flicking through Reddit with no destination in sight. That can be a good thing, but not when I should be sleeping!