Sometimes research produces what I call the "duhhh" effect.
This is the case with a recent study on sleep habits and sleep problems from the Seattle Children's Research Institute in Washington and the Department of Health Services at the University of Washington. Their report suggests children watching high levels of violent content on televison or videos before bed causes sleep disturbances.
"Duhhhhh" effect in full force here.
Seriously, if you've ever been aroung a young child who see's his/her first scary movie, don't plan on getting much sleep that night. I could have strangled my mother when she took my then 7 and 9 year old daughters to their first really scary movie when the Disney movie they were trying to see was sold out. Grandma came home with my kids late that afternoon and I payed for it with a week of nightmares.
Do I really need a randomized study to tell me this is not healthy for kids? Fact is, violent and aggresive content television and video's before bed is really not a healthy way to go to sleep for adults either. Whether your a child or adult, using electronics before bed is well established as a bad idea.
Although we all like to tune out and turn off before bed so many of us do with television on.
The answer is not finding healthy media to watch to produce a better sleep aid, the answer is not watching.
If you can shut off your head once you get into bed, the answer is some quiet meditative time before you get there. I know TV is a hard habit to break but if you want a better sleep aid, its in your head.
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