Teens who spend more time on the internet than most of their peers are twice as likely to report sleep-related problems. Among adolescents, difficulty sleeping has been observed to increase a child’s risk for obesity, chronic conditions, and musculoskeletal pain, including both neck and back pain. The authors of the study advise parents to limit the time their teens spend online, especially if it interferes with getting adequate sleep. Swiss Medical Weekly, December 2014.
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