Ask Dr. Swanson: Small screens interfere with kids' sleep

Ask Dr. Swanson: Small screens interfere with kids' sleep

Source: KING 5 News

Getting a good night's sleep affects so much more than our mood during the day. Poor sleep (even in children) can over time lead to obesity, heart disease, stroke and diabetes. A new study from the AAP looks deeper in to the effects of small screens (smart phones, tablets) and TVs in the bedroom on quality of sleep. Dr. Wendy Sue Swanson of Seattle Children’s is featured in this interview.

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