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6 Significant Advances in the Science of Sleep


2. Smartphone Ban in the Bedroom

Do you wonder why your child is always tired even though they go to bed at a decent time? If they take their smartphone to bed with them, technology might be cutting into their quality sleep time.

According to a 2015 study conducted by researchers at the University of California’s, School of Public Health, at Berkeley, elementary and middle school kids with a smartphone or tablet in the bedroom suffer a significant loss of weeknight sleep and tend to be sleepier in the daytime. This is linked to lighting emitted by tech devices, which disrupts sleep-wake cycles and melatonin production. Tech devices also emit audible sounds that interrupt sleep.

 

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