Oxford University scientists are launching previous research into the effects of screen use on sleep behavior. For example, a previous study showed that 90 percent of children are sleeping badly because of too long a view on the screens. But from this larger study, the relationship between sleep and screen time seems to be "extremely modest."
According to the study, every hour of the screen results in three to eight minutes less sleep at night. Scientists believe that this correlation is too small to produce substantiated statements.
Set up your habits
According to principal investigator Andrew Przybylski, parents should consider other habits around sleep to improve sleep behavior. "Focusing on sleeping routines and normal sleep, such as continuous junction times, are more successful strategies to help young people sleep, rather than thinking that monitors play a significant role," Przybylski told British media.
According to Przybylski, the problem with previous studies was that there were very small test groups. He took his data from the National Children's Health Survey in the United States in 2016. This survey was among more than 50,000 children under 18 years of age.
A study of the periods during which children stop their devices before bedtime will be published shortly.
Learn more about screen time
Some high-tech companies, such as Apple, Google and Facebook, have recently introduced new apps and control panels that give users a better understanding of the use of the screen and their application. This should prevent excessive use of phones and tablets.