Adolescents sleep better with limited evening screen electronic device time


  • Adolescents whose screen electronic device time was limited after 9 pm on school nights had improved sleep duration as well as daytime vigilance.

Why this matters

  • Electronic device screen usage is known to negatively affect sleep and a reduction of screen time in adolescents during the evening may lead to improved daytime vigilance, earlier time of sleep onset, and a total increase in sleep duration leading to potential improvement in daytime function and health.