Study Recommends Children Avoid Mobile Screens Before Bedtime

MedicalResearch.com Interview with:

Senior Lecturer in Medical Statistics Statistics Editor for the Cochrane Skin Group (Honorary Associate Professor, Nottingham University) Institute of Primary Care and Public Health Cardiff University

Dr. Ben Carter

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
Cardiff University

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.

MedicalResearch.com: Thank you for your contribution to the MedicalResearch.com community.

Citation:

Association Between Portable Screen-Based Media Device Access or Use and Sleep Outcomes A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
Ben Carter, PhD, MSc

JAMA Pediatrics, October 2016 DOI: 10.1001/jamapediatrics

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