Many Teens Text All Night Long: Linked To ADHD

By Peter Chubb - Nov 3, 2010

Texting on your cell phone is something that most of us do every day, I would say that I send about 10 texts per day. My wife moans at me for sending that amount, so how would she feel if she had a couple of teens at hope? The reason I say this is due to new research that states that there are teens out there that stay up at least an extra few hours after going to bed sending texts to friends.

JFK Medical Center, in Edison, N.J. has some research that proves that this past time can lead to a number of medical conditions. Half of the teens tested in the research suffered from a number of conditions, such as ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder), learning difficulties, depression and anxiety.

It is hard not to worry, and you have to wonder what can be done about it? Christina M. Kelly from MSNBC picks up on a valid point from the research, when it states “teens consider the loss of a cell phone more dire than the loss of an internal organ.”

Although these teens say that they are not tired after spending hour’s texting, we all know how sleep deprivation can affect us? So what can be done about this problem? Have you had this issue with your children, what did you do?

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