Finnish teenagers are struggling to sleep according to a new study, with numbers of those with sleeping disorders doubling in the last 20 years.
Approximately 10% of teenage boys and 20% of teenage girls in Finland now suffer from chronic fatigue according to research carried out by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the National Institute for Health and Welfare.
The study looked at data from over a million teenagers in Finland between the age of 13 and 17, and found record levels of insomnia. Researchers say they expected an increase but were surprised to find the numbers to be so great.
Senior researcher and leader of the study Erkki Kronholm says more research is needed to uncover the causes, “but based on previous literature, I suspect that energy drinks have an undeniable impact.”
He also noted that screen time could play a part, “Every school child in the country has a smartphone nowadays, something that has been proven to...