Wired at a young age: the effect of caffeine and technology on sleep duration and body mass index in school-aged children.

@article{Calamaro2012WiredAA,
  title={Wired at a young age: the effect of caffeine and technology on sleep duration and body mass index in school-aged children.},
  author={Christina J. Calamaro and Kyeongra Yang and Sarah J. Ratcliffe and Eileen Chasens},
  journal={Journal of pediatric health care : official publication of National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates & Practitioners},
  year={2012},
  volume={26 4},
  pages={
          276-82
        }
}
INTRODUCTION Two problems affecting school-aged children in the United States are inadequate sleep and an increased prevalence of obesity. The purpose of this study was to quantify media-related technology use and caffeine consumption in order to assess their potential effects on sleep duration and body mass index (BMI) in children. METHODS The study was a secondary analysis of children 6 to 10 years of age (N = 625) from the National Sleep Foundation's Sleep in America Poll. Regression… CONTINUE READING
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