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Sleeping Problems: Why Children With Smartphones And Tablets Have Trouble At Bedtime

Medical Daily – Holly Korbey

“Keeping your smartphone nearby at bedtime is almost certainly bad for your sleep, concludes a new review published in JAMA Pediatrics. Researchers analyzed twenty earlier studies on the connection between portable media devices and overall sleep quality. The studies collectively involved more than 120,000 children from the ages of 6 to 19. Children who had a portable device with them at bedtime, the researchers found, were more likely to report poor sleep, not enough sleep, and daytime sleepiness than those who didn’t. Even worse, these connections were apparent for children who merely had access to their devices, though less so than children who reported using them.”(more)

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