Scientists at the University of Oxford reveal earlier research into the effects of using the screen on sleep behavior. For example, an earlier study showed that 90 percent of children are poorly sleeping because of too long watching the screens. But from this larger study, the link between sleep and screen time seems to be "extremely modest."
According to the study, every hour of the screen results in three to eight minutes less night at night. Scientists believe that this correlation is too small to come up with corroborated statements.
Customize your habits
According to chief researcher Andrew Przibilski, parents should consider other sleep habits to improve sleep behavior. "Focusing on routine in bed and regular sleep patterns, such as consistent times of existence, are more successful strategies that help young people sleep, rather than think that the screens themselves play an important role," Przibilski told the British media.
According to Przibilski, the problem with previous studies was that the test group was too small. He received data from the National Child Health Survey in the United States in 2016. This research was carried out among more than 50,000 children under 18 years of age.
Soon research will be published about the time when children turn off their sleeping devices.
More insight into the time of the screen
Several large technology companies, including Apple, Google and Facebook, have recently introduced new apps and control panels that allow users to better understand screen time and application usage. This should prevent excessive use of your phone and tablet.