01 Nov Study Recommends Children Avoid Mobile Screens Before Bedtime
MedicalResearch.com Interview with:
Dr Ben Carter PhD
Senior Lecturer in Medical Statistics
Statistics Editor for the Cochrane Skin Group
(Honorary Associate Professor, Nottingham University)
Institute of Primary Care and Public Health
MedicalResearch.com: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings?
Response: This study leads from the growing use of mobile and media device use in children. We report the impact of devices leads to poorer sleep outcomes.
MedicalResearch.com: What should readers take away from your report?
Response: Using or even merely access to your mobile and media device should be restricted 90 minutes prior to bedtime.
MedicalResearch.com: What recommendations do you have for future research as a result of this study?
Response: We need an integrated approach from healthcare professionals, teachers leading to a reduction of use
MedicalResearch.com: Is there anything else you would like to add?
Response: We do not know the long term effects of continuous socio (or work led) engagement, but we could be walking into a growing mental health epidemic if we don’t acknowledge this is a real and growing problem.
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JAMA Pediatrics, October 2016 DOI: 10.1001/jamapediatrics
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