Those Darn Gadgets… Keeping The Youth Of America Awake All Night
from the or-maybe-not dept
The headline certainly looks ominous enough: Technology keeps teens awake, study shows. A new study has found that (surprise, surprise) teenagers don’t get the recommended amount of sleep — and that there’s at least some sort of correlation between the number of gadgets in their bedroom and the amount of (non) sleep the teens get. Of course, the tech story is just one angle, and other articles on the same exact study don’t even bother to mention the gadget angle. Perhaps that’s because it’s not clear that it’s really the gadgets that are the issue. There doesn’t seem to be any comparison to data from the past where gadgets weren’t around, which would be a lot more interesting. Certainly, it’s easy to see how kids using computers and mobile phones to chat away with friends or surf the internet could potentially be staying up later than before — but it’s not clear this study proves anything just yet.