Scientists have found a link between the use of smartphones and overweight
An international group of scientists found that children who use the smartphone before sleep, there are sleep problems, resulting in reduced immunity, and increases the risk of depression, anxiety and obesity. This was reported in the Monday, January 28, in a press release on the website MedicalXpress.
Scientists analyzed the data obtained in the study of 6616 adolescents aged 11-12 years. It turned out that those who before going to sleep in the dark used a smartphone or watched TV, had 1.5 times more problems falling asleep. In the future, according to experts, these children had health problems, including they noted depression and excess weight.
Scientists report that adolescents are recommended to sleep for 11 hours a day. According to the study, long sleep can not afford, only 10% of boys and girls, largely due to the infatuation with smartphones, which require a large amount of time.
In November 2018 psychologists from the University of Pennsylvania in the United States said that for a long time in social networks can enhance feelings of loneliness and lead to depression.