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Text messaging is spoiling teenagers' sleep

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7415.582-c (Published 11 September 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:582
  1. Dobson Roger
  1. Abergavenny

    The quality of sleep of almost half of 16 year olds may be affected by text messaging on mobile phones, a study from Belgium says.

    The sleep of one in four 13 year olds could be affected too, says the researchers, who looked at the effects of text messaging on sleep interruption in teenagers (Journal of Sleep Research (2003:12:263).

    In the research, about 2500 first and fourth year children (aged 13 years and 16 years respectively) in the Leuven study on media and adolescent health (SOMAH) based …

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