Poster Session
Issue Date: August 01, 2019
Published Online: November 15, 2019
Updated: November 26, 2019
The Relationship Between Sleep and Interactive Technology Usage Among Adolescents: An Occupational Perspective
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • San Jose State University, San Jose, CA, USA
  • San Jose State University, San Jose, CA, USA
  • San Jose State University, San Jose, CA, USA
  • San Jose State University, San Jose, CA, USA
  • San Jose State University, San Jose, CA, USA
Article Information
Mental Health / Pediatric Evaluation and Intervention / Basic Research
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2019
The Relationship Between Sleep and Interactive Technology Usage Among Adolescents: An Occupational Perspective
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311505129. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO4005
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311505129. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO4005
Abstract

Date Presented 04/05/19

This study examined the relationship between sleep, social media (SM) usage, and social media disorder (SMD) among adolescents. Results show that excessive SM usage decreases sleep quantity, increases sleep onset latency, and increases the risk for a higher SMD score. Evidence from this study can inform OT practitioners of the need for client-centered sleep education programs to improve sleep outcomes and reduce the risk for adverse mental-health outcomes in this population.

Primary Author and Speaker: Megan Chang

Additional Authors and Speakers: Lisa Benjamin, Cathlin Burkey

Contributing Authors: Torrey Blake, Arlon Chau