Smartphones In Bedrooms May Cause Kids To Get Less Sleep
A study from the University of California, Berkeley, says kids reported, on average, about 20 fewer minutes of sleep.By Matt Moreno | January 6, 2015
If your kids are heading to bed, you may want to have them put their smartphones to sleep, too ... in a completely different room.
That's according to a new study published Monday in Pediatrics that says kids who have access to small screen devices like smartphones in their bedrooms tend to get less sleep than those who don't.
The University of California, Berkeley study looked at more than 2,000 fourth- and seventh-graders. What it found was kids who had small screen devices got, on average, 20.6 fewer minutes of sleep than those who didn't. In addition, kids with TVs in their rooms got about 18 minutes less sleep.