Is Your Teen Vamping Instead of Sleeping?
The argument for setting strict rules on cell phone usage after a teen’s bedtime just got stronger. It is becoming increasingly clear that late-night phone use, often called vamping, not only interferes with young people’s sleep patterns, it also threatens their mental health. The latest study in a growing body of research on vamping should send a big warning signal to parents of middle and high schools students. Conducted at Murdoch University in Perth, Australia, this was the first long-term study that examined how night phone use and mental health were connected.