(Beth Ann Meyer/ Healthline) — School bells are ringing again across the United States, which means alarm clocks are likely going off earlier, too.
But waking up may be hard to do for Gen-Zers, typically defined as people born between the years 1997 and 2012.
A new survey of more than 2,000 people from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) reveals that 93% of Gen Z have lost sleep after staying up past bedtime to scroll through or engage in social media.
“Sleep is important for the physical, mental, and emotional development of young people, and inadequate [rest] may affect proper growth and development,” says Azizi Seixas, PhD, the director of the Media and Innovation Laboratory and Center for Translational Sleep and Circadian Sciences at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. (…)