Youth Screen Media Habits and Sleep: Sleep-Friendly Screen Behavior Recommendations for Clinicians, Educators, and Parents

Lauren Hale, Gregory Kirschen, Monique LeBourgeois, Michael Gradisar, Michelle Garrison, Hawley Montgomery-Downs, Howard Kirschen, Susan McHale, Anne-Marie Chang, Orfeu Buxton

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Abstract

With the widespread use of portable electronic devices and the normalization of screen media devices in the bedroom, insufficient sleep has become commonplace. In a recent literature review, 90% of included studies found an association between screen media use and delayed bedtime and/or decreased total sleep time. This pervasive phenomenon of pediatric sleep loss has widespread implications. There is a need for basic, translational, and clinical research examining the effects of screen media on sleep loss and health consequences in children and adolescents to educate and motivate clinicians, teachers, parents and youth themselves to foster healthy sleep habits.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)229-245
Number of pages17
JournalCHILD AND ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRIC CLINICS OF NORTH AMERICA
Volume27
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2018

Keywords

  • Screen behavior recommendations
  • Screen media habits
  • Sleep
  • Youth

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