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International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Assessment of Smart Phone Usage on Stress and Associated Day Time Sleepiness in College Students - A Prospective Cohort Study

Lekshmi S Panicker, Dr. J. K. Mukkadan, Mary Shalu Jose

Abstract: Mobile or cell phones are now a days an integral part of modern telecommunications in every individual life. As billions of people use mobile phones globally, a small increase in the incidence of adverse effects on health could have major public health implications on long term basis. Besides the number of cell phone calls per day, the length of each call and the amount of time people use cell phones are important factors which enhance the health related risk. Because of the quick development and widespread use of mobile phones, and their vast effect on communication and interactions, it is important to study possible negative health effects of mobile phone exposure. Mobile phone use is near ubiquitous in teenagers. Paralleling the rise in mobile phone use is an equally rapid decline in the amount of time teenagers are spending asleep at night.

Keywords: Stress, Day Time Sleepiness, Mobile Phone Exposure



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