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Digital Devices- A Bane to Children’s Sleep Quality and Quantity

Smartphones have become a part and parcel of our life. Even children can not be away of digital devices as they play various video games in that. A latest study has proved that kids who are prone to watch TV or play video games before going to bed got an average of 30 minutes less sleep than those who did not.  At the same time the children who used their phone or computer before sleeping were reported to get averaged an hour lesser of sleep than others. The new research has found that the digital devices if used before bed contribute to quality of sleep and nutrition problems in kids.

They feel more fatigue in the morning time. Watching much TV, playing games on smartphones, or using computers all lead to higher body mass indexes (BMI). There are several ill effects of using different technologies and digital devices just before going to bed. After analyzing the results now it is recommended from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) that there must be fixed screen time for children. It has been recommended by them that parents should be careful while checking technology use. They should follow some rules like: guiding the children to put away their all digital devices during meal times and keeping phones away of bedrooms during sleeping time. They must not be made addicted to technological equipment at any cost that have all the worse effects on eyes, heath and mind as well.

By: Anita Aishvarya


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