Title

The Relationship Between Sleep and Interactive Technology Usage Among Adolescents: An Occupational Perspective

Publication Date

8-1-2019

Document Type

Presentation

Department

Occupational Therapy

Disciplines

Occupational Therapy | Sleep Medicine

Publication Title

American Journal of Occupational Therapy

Abstract

This study examined the relationship between sleep, social media (SM) usage, and social media disorder (SMD) among adolescents. Results show that excessive SM usage decreases sleep quantity, increases sleep onset latency, and increases the risk for a higher SMD score. Evidence from this study can inform OT practitioners of the need for client-centered sleep education programs to improve sleep outcomes and reduce the risk for adverse mental-health outcomes in this population.

Comments

Originally presented on 4/5/19 at the Annual Meeting of the American Occupational Therapy Association in New Orleans, LA.

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