- Mark Weinstein
- Seattle, Washington
I worked in residential treatment facilities for adolescents with behavioral-emotional problems severe enough that they could not live safely in the community. Almost without exception, these kids are addicted to electronic technology. The consequence of being deprived “computer time” was something they dreaded. Their relationships with each other largely consisted of playing computer games – mostly of violent content.
It may well be that sleep-deprivation is a significant deficit that has heretofore been unrecognized. It makes sense that the nationwide digital obsession taking place in the synapses of kids’ brains is a strong component in depriving them of good nights’ sleep.
How could it not be?