A free new smartphone application, Rhythm, developed by Dr. Yu-Hsuan Lin of the National Research Health Institutes, is a breakthrough for measuring sleep patterns that can help people improve their sleep health and consequently their overall quality of life. Its features represent an important advance over what current wearable devices can achieve.
The NHRI investigation shows smartphone use before bedtime delays circadian rhythm and reduces sleep times. The 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine Winning Theme “Controlling the molecular mechanisms for circadian rhythm”, pointed out that irregular sleep patterns may increase the risk of psychiatric and medical illnesses.
Chinese Adaptation of the Ten-Item Internet Gamimg Disorder Test (IGDT-10) and Prevalence Estimate of Internet Gaming Disorder among Adolescents in Taiwan