Lights Off! How Blue Light Harms Sleep Patterns in Children


Is your child having trouble maintaining their sleep cycles?

Blue light exposure might be playing a significant role! Children are particularly vulnerable to the effects of blue light, as their eyes are still developing.

This article explores the latest research on how blue light from screens impacts children's sleep patterns and provides practical tips to create a sleep-friendly environment.

Results: Children who slept near a small screen (compared with never) reported 20.6 fewer minutes of sleep (95% confidence interval [CI], −29.7 to −11.4) and had a higher prevalence of perceived insufficient rest or sleep

Citation: Falbe J, Davison KK, Franckle RL, Ganter C, Gortmaker SL, Smith L, Land T, Taveras EM. Sleep duration, restfulness, and screens in the sleep environment. Pediatrics. 2015;135(2):e367-75. DOI: 10.1542/peds.2014-2306.

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