Sleep apps for children-a critical view

Schlarb A, Kater M-J, Werner A, Hertel D, Lollies F, Landwehr J, Kolip P (2021)
Somnologie 25(1): 4-10.

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Background During the last few years, technology support for various health-related areas is becoming increasingly common. Not only are nutrition apps or sports apps available, but apps regarding sleep are also available. As the prevalence of sleep disturbances in infancy and childhood is quite high, supportive strategies are necessary to help families to sleep healthy. Thus, this study addresses the topic of sleep apps for babies and children. Methods Sleep apps were searched using different strings. Age-oriented apps were scored using different criteria which were theoretically based (e.g., description, costs, downloads). Results We found 573 sleep apps using the Apple App Store and Google Play Store with the search strings "sleep" and "app" and "baby" or "children". Of these, 15.4% were not declared for children or babies. Content of most apps was lullabies or music and songs. Sleep-related aspects as sleep information or sleep education was very rare. Conclusions There is a new field of sleep help-with sleep apps used by families. Because of the high prevalence concerning sleep problems, the market concerning sleep helping apps is well used. However, most of the sleep apps did not have declarations concerning age and other factors. Parents should be careful using sleep apps for their offspring.
Stichworte
Sleep apps; Sleep hygiene; Infant sleep problems; Sleep help; Sleepiness; Software
Erscheinungsjahr
2021
Zeitschriftentitel
Somnologie
Band
25
Ausgabe
1
Seite(n)
4-10
ISSN
1432-9123
eISSN
1439-054X
Page URI
https://pub.uni-bielefeld.de/record/2952720

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Schlarb A, Kater M-J, Werner A, et al. Sleep apps for children-a critical view. Somnologie. 2021;25(1):4-10.
Schlarb, A., Kater, M. - J., Werner, A., Hertel, D., Lollies, F., Landwehr, J., & Kolip, P. (2021). Sleep apps for children-a critical view. Somnologie, 25(1), 4-10. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11818-021-00297-6
Schlarb, A., Kater, M. - J., Werner, A., Hertel, D., Lollies, F., Landwehr, J., and Kolip, P. (2021). Sleep apps for children-a critical view. Somnologie 25, 4-10.
Schlarb, A., et al., 2021. Sleep apps for children-a critical view. Somnologie, 25(1), p 4-10.
A. Schlarb, et al., “Sleep apps for children-a critical view”, Somnologie, vol. 25, 2021, pp. 4-10.
Schlarb, A., Kater, M.-J., Werner, A., Hertel, D., Lollies, F., Landwehr, J., Kolip, P.: Sleep apps for children-a critical view. Somnologie. 25, 4-10 (2021).
Schlarb, Angelika, Kater, Maren-Jo, Werner, Anika, Hertel, Daniela, Lollies, Friederike, Landwehr, Janna, and Kolip, Petra. “Sleep apps for children-a critical view”. Somnologie 25.1 (2021): 4-10.
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