Identified a new danger smartphones

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An international group of scientists found that children using a smartphone before bed increases the risk of lack of sleep and obesity, but also increases anxiety. About it reported in a press release on MedicalXpress.

Experts analyzed data obtained in the study of 6616 adolescents aged 11-12 years. More than 70 percent of children reported that they use a smartphone or other device with a screen at least an hour before bedtime. In the survey they also indicated the lighting conditions in the room at this time, the clock of sleep and wakefulness and whether they suffer from problems falling asleep.

It turned out that those who used a smartphone or watched the TV in the room with the lights on, slept poorly by 31 percent more often. The children who did the same thing in the dark, the likelihood of sleep disorders has increased by 147 percent. It was also shown that insufficient sleep is associated with decreased immunity, depression, anxiety and obesity.

Estimated that worldwide, 90 percent of Teens not sleeping the recommended 11 hours a day, and experts attribute this to the proliferation of gadgets. In the UK, 98 per cent of children aged 12 to 15 years watching TV, and more than 90 percent use smartphones.

Video, photo All from Russia.

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