TV watching adversely affects sleep in young children

Preschoolers with more than an hour of daily TV exposure had 22 minutes less nightly sleep compared with those who watched TV for less than an hour daily, researchers reported in the journal Sleep Health. The findings, based on data involving 470 children ages 3 to 5, also showed that those with TVs in the bedroom had 30 minutes less nightly sleep on average and 17 minutes shorter total 24-hour sleep on average, despite having 12 minute longer nap times, compared with those who didn’t have TVs in the bedroom.
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