Light from technological devices affecting sleep patterns
If your kids are falling asleep watching TV or with a cell phone tucked under the covers, they’re probably going to bed later and getting much less sleep than kids without access to electronic devices. Monique LeBourgeois is the lead author on a new study that says children are uniquely vulnerable to sleep disruption from electronic screens. She says because the eyes of young children are not fully developed, the light from a screen has a bigger effect on their internal body clock. Studies have found that screen time is associated with delayed bedtimes, fewer hours of sleep and poorer sleep quality.
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