Tablets and smartphones lead to a decrease in the duration of sleep of infants, but scientists do not hurry with conclusions

Scientists at the University of London Birkbeck conducted a study which determined how a negative impact on sleep of infants have mobile devices with touchscreen displays.


It was found that children aged 6 to 11 months who play on tablets or smartphones sleep less than those who like entertainment available. In the study agreed to participate 715 parents.


Every hour that children spent in electronic devices has led to the fact that they slept at night less than 26.4 minutes, but the day — 10.8 minutes more. Scientists say that this is not so much, if you sleep 10-12 hours a day, but for a growing body, every minute counts. The fact that in this age, the most highly developed neuroplasticity of the brain.



While scientists don’t jump to conclusions and declare that tablets and smartphones shouldn’t be allowed to use children. At 25 minutes for your tablet on the day the baby sleeps for only 6 minutes less. While previous studies have found that electronic devices promote the rapid development of fine motor skills of hands.


The authors appeal to common sense, offering the parents to control the time children spend on their tablets and smartphones, as well as not allow to use them in the evening before bedtime.

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