Electronic media use linked to poor sleep in children • Earth.com

Electronic media use linked to poor sleep in children


Today’s Video of the Day from Arizona State University describes how electronic media use affects sleep among children. 

Frequent screen time was linked to later bedtimes and less sleep in children who struggle with behavior issues.

“Among kids who used the same amount of media in the hour before bed, we found differences that were explained by a personality characteristic called effortful control,” said study senior author Professor Leah Doane.

“Kids who score low on measures of effortful control are the ones who struggle to wait to unwrap a present or are easily distracted. We found a strong association between media use in the hour before bed and when these kids went to sleep and how long they slept.”

By Chrissy Sexton, Earth.com Staff Writer

Video Credit: Arizona State University

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