08.29.07

Dubious Sounding Pressure Group – Even Without Joe Franklin, Today’s Kids Can’t Sleep

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A survey performed by UK snoozy advice group The Sleep Council claims modern teens aren’t dozing properly due to the proliferation of video game consoles, televisions and other contemporary gadgets. From Ars Technica’s Jacqui Cheng :

23 percent of those surveyed said that they regularly fell asleep while watching TV, listening to music, or with “other machinery” still running. The Council says that this is not surprising, given that 98.5 percent of the teenagers have phones, music systems, or TVs in their bedrooms (almost two-thirds had all three).

Even at the younger end of the group, electronics in the bedroom are prevalent”58 percent of 12- to 14-year-old boys reported having a phone, music player, TV, or game console in the bedroom.

And although many adults claim that they fall asleep more easily with the TV on, it doesn’t always work the same way for kids. One in five of all the teenage boys surveyed admitted that leaving the TV or computer on was affecting the quality of their sleep.

Just imagine how their sleep would suffer if they went to bed listening to the dulcet tones of Captain Midnight?

2 Responses to “Dubious Sounding Pressure Group – Even Without Joe Franklin, Today’s Kids Can’t Sleep”

  1. James says:

    Wasn’t Sleep Council that goth band from Providence in the late 80s?

  2. Bruce says:

    Wow, a Joe Franklin reference; I’m truly impressed.

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