Kids lose 7 minutes of sleep for every hour of TV: study

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Published Apr 21, 2014, 6:44 pm IST
Updated Jan 10, 2016, 8:38 am IST
Researchers found boys are particularly more likely to stay glued to the TV
Picture used for representation purpose. Photo: AP
 Picture used for representation purpose. Photo: AP

Mumbai: If you think children having television in their bedroom, can keep them occupied, you might be overlooking the negative aspect that it brings along with it. A new research according to the Daily Mail states, it is bad for their health as every hour of television a child watches each day, they get seven fewer minutes sleep.

U.S. researchers found boys are particularly likely to miss out on sleep because of the presence of a television in their bedroom compared to girls.

The study also mentioned that children from ethnic minorities are more likely to sleep in a room with a TV. And, among these children, the presence of a television reduced sleep duration by about half an hour a day.

This study analysed information reported by mothers when the children were about six months old and then annually for the next seven years, according to the report.





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