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How Kids’ Sleep Can Be Influenced by Digital Media

The National Sleep Foundation did a study in 2014 that found a connection between healthy sleeping habits in children and adolescents and their use of various digital devices.

The study found that “most 15- to 17-year-olds routinely get seven hours or fewer hours of sleep, which is a good two hours less sleep than they need for a healthy life. The foundation also found that sleep quality was better among children who turned their digital devices off before bedtime than those who took their devices to bed…. At a very basic level, time on a gadget during bedtime is time not spent in sleep; 6- to 10-year-old children with three technology types in their bedroom achieved 45 minutes less sleep than those without.” Read more.

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