Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-Pcol-00002562
Title: Sleep deprivation and cell phone usage among teenagers
Category: Pharmacology
Section: Research Article
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    Introduction: Teenagers’ late-night mobile phone use is harming their sleep and potentially their mental health. Poor-quality sleep associated with late-night texting or calling was linked to a decline in mental health, such as depressed moods and declines in self-esteem and coping ability. Cellular phone use is emerging as an important factor that interferes with both sleeping quality and quantity, particularly, as smartphones become more widely available to teens. Physically, sleep deprivation can cause daytime fatigue and mentally disturbed mind among teenagers, in addition to cell phone usage. This is a survey on the topic “sleep deprivation and maximum cell phone usage among teenagers” and was based on the response from teenagers in Chennai who were asked about their sleep cycle and maximum cell phone usage. Materials and Methods: Questionnaire was prepared and the survey was administered among participants about sleep deprivation and their cell phone usage, and data were collected. The survey was prepared on SurveyPlanet and administered to participants. The survey was conducted among 90 students about their sleep pattern and maximum cell phone usage. Responses were put into pie charts. Results: Many teens are using technology within the hour before trying to fall asleep or using cell phones in bed, which interferes with the ability to fall asleep and stay asleep throughout the night. Functionally, cellular phone use shortly before bed has been linked to a number of negative outcomes too such daytime fatigue, restlessness, and lethargy which also directly affect the academics and mental health of the students. With the help of inculcating good habits and strict sense of willpower, ways can be mended to have a good sleep cycle and reduction in the cell phone usage. Conclusion: Physically, sleep deprivation can cause daytime fatigue and mentally disturbed mind among teenagers, in addition to cell phone usage. The correlations between sleep deprivation and health outcomes have been well documented. Awareness was created on the negative impact of sleep deprivation in relation to cell phone addiction, and students responded positively on reducing the cell phone usage and work more on getting a good night’s rest to get through the following day.

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    R. Preety1 , R. Gayatri Devi 2 *, A. Jothi Priya2

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    1 Department of Physiology, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Science, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India,

    2 Department of Physiology, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Science, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author: R. Gayatri Devi, Department of Physiology, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha University, 162, Poonamallee High Road, Chennai – 600 077, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    R. Preety1 , R. Gayatri Devi 2 *, A. Jothi Priya2

    Title:Sleep deprivation and cell phone usage among teenagers
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):10 (Oct)
    Year:2018
    Page No: (2073-2075)
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    Methodology:Questionnaire based survey
    Research Materials:Teenagers

Keywords

Addiction Cellular usage Cortisol level Daytime fatigue Microsleep Sleep pattern

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