Waking up teens about cell phones and sleep

Intel Science Talent Search finalist Zarin Rahman studies how screentime affects sleep

By Bethany Brookshire, 12:00 PM March 10, 2014

WASHINGTON — When imagining a scientist who studies teenagers and sleep, you might first picture someone your parents’ age or older, telling kids to turn off their cell phones late at night so they can get more rest. But now, that message is coming from someone who looks a lot like the typical teenager. Because she is a teenager herself.

Zarin Rahman, 17, became interested in sleep and cell phone use through personal experience. “If I’d been using my phone too much the night before,” she says ...

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