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Author: van den Bulck, Jan
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CMCH Synopsis: 2500 teens in Belgium answered a survey on how often they are woken at night by incoming cell phone text messages and how tired they feel at different times of the day and week. After looking at the surveys, researchers found that there were no differences between boys and girls in how often they are woken, but significant differences were found between older and younger students. Older students tended to be woken more often (nearly half are woken at some point, where only a quarter of younger teens are woken). They also found that older teens who are woken by text messages reported being more tired than those who are never woken at all. . Center on Media and Child Health
Year: 2003
Article Title: Text messaging as a cause of sleep interruption in adolescents, evidence from a cross-sectional study
Journal: Journal of Sleep Research
Volume: 12
Issue: 12
Pages: 263-263
ISSN: 0962-1105
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Study Design:
Publication Type: Journal Article
Age Group: Adolescence (13-17 yrs)
Keywords: Adolescents
Age Differences
Behavior Change
Cell Phones
Health Behavior
Instant Messaging
Public Health



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