Dose-Dependent Effect of 'Internet Addiction' and Sleep Problems
More evidence suggests the severity of internet addiction (IA) is directly related to the severity of sleep problems in youth. Results from a study of more than 4000 adolescent students show IA severity was linked to less sleep and to daytime sleepiness. In addition, boys aged 12-14 years who were addicted to computer games vs social media networking were the most affected.
@hardik The investigators previously assed general prevalence of IA in adolescents in Siberia and found about 6.8% of participants displayed pathological IA behavior — and that gaming addiction is more common in boys whereas addiction to social networking is more common in girls.