Nighttime TV in chidlren affects sleep patterns
Kids who watch more TV sleep less - interesting science news

Approximately 35% of 3-5 year old kids have TV in their bedrooms and atleast a third of them fall asleep with the TV on mostly watching violent stimulating videos. Now, researchers have shown that this affects the quality as well as duration of sleep in these kids.

Further, it was seen that daytime napping as increased in these children but it did not fully compensate for the lost night sleep. While several parents believe TV helps kids fall to sleep, the current research bust this myth.

The current recommended guidelines is that children between 2-4 years shouldn’t have more than one hour of sedentary screen time and it should be accompanied by parents watching the TV with the kids.

Read the full story: University of Massachusetts at Amherst
Scientific publication: Sleep Health


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