Researchers at Seton Hall's School of Health and Medical Sciences and the JFK Neuroscience Institute in Edison, NJ found a link between bedtime smartphone use by middle and high school students and insomnia, daytime sleepiness and poor school performance. Media outlets across the country featured news of the research.
The paper, "The Impact of Sleep Time-Related Information and Communication Technology (STRICT) on sleep patterns and daytime functioning in American adolescents," was published in the Journal of Adolescence, and featured in U.S. News & World Report, the National Institute of Health’s Medline Plus, the Star Ledger, ABC’s Eyewitness News, WCBS News Radio New York and Atlanta, WOR Radio and in the regular news rotation of a network of more than 1000 radio stations – from Newsradio WTAM in Cleveland, Ohio to KOA News in Denver, WFLA in Tampa Bay, KFBK in Sacramento and most points in between - including Westwood One’s “America in the Morning,” itself aired by a few hundred stations across the country.
The story’s release can be found here ».
The article’s authors are: Drs. Peter G. Polos, Sushanth Bhat, Divya Gupta, Richard J. O'Malley, Vincent A. DeBari, Hinesh Upadhyay, Saqib Chaudhry, Anitha Nimma, Genevieve Pinto-Zipp and Sudhansu Chokroverty.