March 7, 2012

Is the computer disturbing your child’s sleep

Gone are the days when the bedroom was just for sleeping. With the introduction of TVs and laptops in children’s bedrooms...


Gone are the days when the bedroom was just for sleeping. With the introduction of TVs and laptops in children’s bedrooms, the room for sleeping in is also where the office, library, playroom and sometimes dining room are! Your children are probably spending more time in their rooms, connecting with their peers online, or seeking out entertainment. 

Unfortunately, this is likely having a negative effect on their sleeping patterns. When “lights out” happens, your kids may just be winding down from the light and stimulation from their computer screens. As a result, studies show that children and teens with electronics in their rooms, such as computers and video games, get less sleep. The connection is unconfirmed, but TV and other media exposure just before bedtime appears to disturb sleep. 

Since sleep is so important to our health and moods, it’s important to make an environment for your kids that helps them get the rest they need. Keep cell phones, computers and televisions out of the bedroom, if you can, and enforce an electronics curfew. They’ll complain now and thank you for it later. Sleep helps their brains and bodies grow. 

Reserve the bedroom for sleeping only, and fill it with quality kids furniture they’ll love so much, they might even want to go to bed! Bolton Furniture is committed to offering the highest quality children’s beds and furniture. For over 20 years, Vermont based Bolton furniture has established itself as one of the leading suppliers of children’s furniture in North America. 

http://www.parents.com/blogs/red-hot-parenting/2012/02/16/health/how-much-sleep-does-your-child-need-even-experts-disagree/

 



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