Friday, January 25, 2013

TV before bedtime can reduce kids sleep duration

This article discusses research showing that increased TV time before bed can reduce total amount of sleep time in children. The study is based on a survey, so has biases but still points to some commonsense things parents need to remember about their children's bedtime rituals. Limiting screen time, especially around bedtime can help kids sleep better and longer. It's not just the content of the TV program that is the problem, but just the light from the screen itself can suppress melatonin.

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