Late-night phone use, often called vamping, interferes with young people’s sleep patterns, and threatens their mental health. The longitudinal study of 1,101 thirteen to sixteen-year-olds linked late-night texting and phone use to depressed moods, lower self-esteem, and reduced coping abilities.

The effects of late-night cellphone use on adolescent health.

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Robert Zinn, M.D., Ph.D. is a medical doctor, physician, and web entrepreneur, who, for over 15 years was employed by academic and research institutions and focused his clinical practices on very specialized patient populations, such as those with rare genetic diseases or rare cancers. He shares his knowledge through his website,

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