Teenagers are known to posses many negative characteristics including forgetfulness and irresponsibility. Sleep researcher Wendy Troxel states that “many of the… unpleasant characteristics that we chalk up to being a teenager - moodiness, irritability, laziness, depression - could be a product of chronic sleep deprivation” (“Why School Should Start Later”). Traits that do not normally seem as if they were influenced by sleep surprisingly are. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “Adolescents who do not get enough sleep are more likely to be overweight, not engage in daily physical activity, suffer from symptoms of depression, engage in unhealthy risk behaviors such as drinking, smoking tobacco, and using illicit drugs, and perform poorly in school” (“Schools Start Too Early”). Not only does sleep affect teenagers’ characteristics, but it also affects their health and risk
In the article “Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?” , Jean M. Twenge compares iGen to previous generations. The smartphone and social media define “iGen”, the generation born between 1995 to 2012. Twenge accuses smartphones for sleep deprivation, anti-socialization, courtship, sexual activities, and poor mental health.
(Killgore et al., 2008). As stated sleep deprivation has a lot of negative effects, but this research is going to focus more of the short term and long term effects of sleep
One more harm of cellphones is that more and more people are having eye problems because when you stare at a screen for long periods of time it can harm the eyes. If the phone is closer than the length sholder to the elbow away from the face then the phone is to close to the eyes and that means it can harm the
One good thing about social media is That it strengthens our relationships. One reason why time should be limited for teenagers is that, in the article Internet addiction too much time online It says,"For youth on the high-end of the scale spending this much time with media online and offline rob them from real-world experiences and may result in lower grades increase the risk for depression cut
It has become almost as bad as alcohol or tobacco and kills just as many. Driving with cellphones is just as bad as driving under the influence of any other drug. Some cars even support the use of phones by having blue tooth, or computer screens, and allow
Introduction Have you ever thought about phones being the reason for unhappiness? Does time spent on phones make people less sociable? Does technology, overall, affect the joy of a person? Numerous of questions can come to mind about technology and the effect it can have on a person but for these specific questions there are many statistics and evidence that help prove the answer. Also, there has been multiple researches done and many statistics have shown that phones are the cause of unhappiness and especially in teens.
There is also a negative relationship between alcohol use and sleep duration. A change as simple as delaying start times could decrease alcohol use in teens which would then also decrease all the dangers of alcohol consumption. Since results have shown that sleep deprivation is associated with alcohol use and depression, it is likely that “distress caused by lack of sleep is contributing to depressive symptoms and that substance use occurs as a way to cope with the distress” (Pasch et al.). So many things are affected by sleep and it goes unrealized. Realistically, improving sleep in teenagers can cause no harm and will only improve their quality of
The production of amyloid-beta, a type of plaque formed on the brain that can lead to diseases such as Alzheimer’s, can be reduced with plenty of sleep. Though we may not think much about missing a few hours of sleep throughout the week, there are noticeable drawbacks to reducing your sleep
Katie Hafner’s article “Texting May Be Taking a Toll” divulges that texting is becoming a major issue among teens, leaving parents and teachers struggling to find ways to keep up and get it under control. The article begins by proposing that teenagers are texting more and more often and it could be taking a toll on their health; sleep deprivation, stress injuries, failing grades, and many more. The author illustrated this by saying “...it is leading to anxiety, distraction in school, falling grades, repetitive stress injury and sleep deprivation,” (1). This quote specifies that kids are more focused on their phones and the text messages they are receiving, then they are on their classes, grades, getting adequate amounts of sleep and their
In the last 50 years, distracted driving has become a leading cause of accidents. As technology has improved, it is more common to own smartphones, which, as the author has mentioned, are addicting to the point where they can be difficult to put away, even at the risk of personal and extrapersonal harm. When first learning to drive, one is more focused on the road, due to the nature of the new experiences, however as ability grows, attention slips from the road to include distractions such as smartphones. There are similarities between distracted and drunk driving, being one is respectively under the influence of either alcohol or technology. While there is more emphasis on not driving while drunk, the indicators of distracted driving are
There is fire, smoke, and sirens sounding everywhere. Many people every year are killed in these brutal accidents. Sleep is just one of the many factors that can affect safety on the road. Therefore, getting the recommended amount of sleep can save student and adult lives every single day. Some people argue that transportation costs could be high and expensive although this problem is not as important as student and community safety.