Title

The Effect of iPhone Use on Quality of Sleep

Author(s)

Henry Haywood

School Name

Heathwood Hall Episcopal School

Grade Level

11th Grade

Presentation Topic

Physiology and Health

Presentation Type

Non-Mentored

Abstract

The goal of the experiment was to see the effect of IPhone use on sleep. The hypothesis of the experiment was that the increasing time in IPhone usage would lead to deteriorating sleep quality. The experiment was started by having participants download the Pillow Automatic Sleep Tracker App. Participants turned night shift off and ensured that brightness was on maximum. They then used instagram for varying amounts of time for three nights. On night one, Instagram was not used at all. On night two, it was used for thirty minutes, and on night three it was used for one hour. After using Instagram for the set time, participants used the Pillow App as their alarm clock. They turned the alarm on and set the phone under their pillow. In the morning results for screenshot and sent to me. For night One, the average sleep quality was found to be 74.75%. For night two, the average sleep quality was found to be 75%. For night three the average sleep quality was found to be 74.5%. The results of the experiment were inconclusive. A stable trend between the relationship of sleep quality to IPhone use was unable to be found. The null hypothesis that IPhone usage would have no effect on sleep quality was supported.

Location

Furman Hall 209

Start Date

3-28-2020 9:30 AM

Presentation Format

Oral and Written

Group Project

No

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Mar 28th, 9:30 AM

The Effect of iPhone Use on Quality of Sleep

Furman Hall 209

The goal of the experiment was to see the effect of IPhone use on sleep. The hypothesis of the experiment was that the increasing time in IPhone usage would lead to deteriorating sleep quality. The experiment was started by having participants download the Pillow Automatic Sleep Tracker App. Participants turned night shift off and ensured that brightness was on maximum. They then used instagram for varying amounts of time for three nights. On night one, Instagram was not used at all. On night two, it was used for thirty minutes, and on night three it was used for one hour. After using Instagram for the set time, participants used the Pillow App as their alarm clock. They turned the alarm on and set the phone under their pillow. In the morning results for screenshot and sent to me. For night One, the average sleep quality was found to be 74.75%. For night two, the average sleep quality was found to be 75%. For night three the average sleep quality was found to be 74.5%. The results of the experiment were inconclusive. A stable trend between the relationship of sleep quality to IPhone use was unable to be found. The null hypothesis that IPhone usage would have no effect on sleep quality was supported.