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How Cell Phones and Screens Impact Your Child’s Sleep

New research has found that using electronic devices before bed is associated with children and teens losing sleep. The study shows that even those who do not use their phones or other devices in their bedrooms also experience sleep disturbances. The lights and sounds emitted by the technology may be too stimulating and disrupt sleep patterns. The study also found that the use of electronic devices near bedtime delays sleep time and interferes with the release of melatonin, a hormone that induces tiredness. Lack of sleep can have a negative impact on brain development, memory, self-regulation, attention, immune function, and cardiovascular health. Experts recommend removing electronic devices from bedrooms and establishing a regular sleep schedule to improve sleep quality.

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