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March 2016: Less screen time and more outdoors playtime may improve children’s sleep
Sleep duration and patterns have important implications for children’s health. This Chinese study of 369 children aged two to five years found that more screen time was associated with less nocturnal sleep duration, prolonged sleep latency and delayed bedtime. On the other hand, more outdoor playtime was associated with less likelihood of waking up at night. These findings lead the authors, Huilan Xu et al, to suggest that reducing screen time and increasing outdoor playtime might help improve children’s sleep.
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