TV Before Bedtime Impacts Kids’ Sleep

Preschoolers who watch television, play with computers or play video games after 7:00 PM report more sleep issues such as repeated awakenings, nightmares and daytime tiredness. Watching violent content at any time was also associated with sleep problems. Having a TV in the child’s room increased viewing of violent content. Nonviolent daytime viewing did not increase sleep problems.

PositiveTip: Carefully monitor and control the media your children view and play, and find positive substitutes for evening media use.