A new study published in Frontiers of psychiatry reinforces previous studies that say smartphone addiction can ruin your sleep.
The definition of smartphone addiction, according to those who consider themselves addicted, is “a diminished interest in face-to-face relationships, use despite knowledge of the negative consequences, impaired control and concern for their devices and anxiety when their phones are inaccessible. “These descriptors, according to researchers in the study of sleep and smartphones,” are not unlike the symptom domains of substance use disorders or other behavioral addictions “.
The study asked 1,043 students at King’s College London, aged between 18 and 30, to complete two questionnaires, online and in person, detailing sleep quality and smartphone use. According to the results of the questionnaire, the researchers found that almost 40% of students qualified as addicts to smartphones. Although the study shows no direct link, it was found that those who used their smartphones the most reported lower sleep quality.
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