Scientists at Oxford University disclose earlier studies on the effects of screen usage on sleeping behavior. For example, a previous study showed that 90 percent of children sleep poorly because they look at the screens for too long. But from this larger study, the relationship between sleep and screen time seems "extremely modest".
According to a study, the result of an hourly screen time is three to eight minutes less sleep at night. Scientists believe that this correlation is too small to obtain substantiated allegations.
Customize your habits
According to lead researcher Andrew Przybylski, parents should look at other habits at bedtime to improve sleep behavior. "The targeting of beds and regular sleeping patterns, such as consistent stays, are more successful strategies to help young people sleep, not thinking that screens themselves play a significant role," przybylski told the British media.
According to Przybylsky, the problem with previous studies was that there were too few test groups. He got his data from the National Child Health Survey in the United States in 2016. This study was conducted by more than 50,000 children under the age of 18.
A closer look at the time that children switch off devices at bedtime will be published shortly after a short time.
More information about screen time
Several large technology companies, including Apple, Google and Facebook, have recently introduced new apps and dashboards that give users a better understanding of screen time and application usage. This should prevent excessive use of phones and tablets.