Electronic devices could be robbing your kids of sleep

Posted: 08/01/2017 by broadyesl in digital safety, safety, Uncategorized

Source:  https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2016/11/electronic-devices-at-bedtime-could-double-the-risk-of-children-not-getting-enough-sleep

Excerpt:

The findings appeared in JAMA Pediatrics.

Currently 72 percent of children and 89 percent of adolescents have at least one device in their rooms and most are used just before to going to bed. These devices are believed to affect sleep by displacing, delaying, or interrupting sleep time; psychologically stimulating the brain; and affecting circadian timing, sleep physiology, and alertness.

Sleep disturbance in childhood has been found to have physical and mental health consequences, including poor diet, sedative behavior, obesity, reduced immunity, stunted growth, and mental health issues.

 

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