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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2014, 11(11), 11201-11219; doi:10.3390/ijerph111111201

Association between Screen Viewing Duration and Sleep Duration, Sleep Quality, and Excessive Daytime Sleepiness among Adolescents in Hong Kong

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School of Nursing, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong SAR, China
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Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital, Hong Kong SAR, China
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Kwong Wah Hospital, Hong Kong SAR, China
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Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital, Hong Kong SAR, China
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Received: 16 August 2014 / Revised: 22 October 2014 / Accepted: 23 October 2014 / Published: 28 October 2014
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Abstract

Screen viewing is considered to have adverse impacts on the sleep of adolescents. Although there has been a considerable amount of research on the association between screen viewing and sleep, most studies have focused on specific types of screen viewing devices such as televisions and computers. The present study investigated the duration with which currently prevalent screen viewing devices (including televisions, personal computers, mobile phones, and portable video devices) are viewed in relation to sleep duration, sleep quality, and daytime sleepiness among Hong Kong adolescents (N = 762). Television and computer viewing remain prevalent, but were not correlated with sleep variables. Mobile phone viewing was correlated with all sleep variables, while portable video device viewing was shown to be correlated only with daytime sleepiness. The results demonstrated a trend of increase in the prevalence and types of screen viewing and their effects on the sleep patterns of adolescents. View Full-Text
Keywords: sleep quality; screen viewing; excessive daytime sleepiness; adolescents sleep quality; screen viewing; excessive daytime sleepiness; adolescents
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Mak, Y.W.; Wu, C.S.T.; Hui, D.W.S.; Lam, S.P.; Tse, H.Y.; Yu, W.Y.; Wong, H.T. Association between Screen Viewing Duration and Sleep Duration, Sleep Quality, and Excessive Daytime Sleepiness among Adolescents in Hong Kong. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2014, 11, 11201-11219.

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