A June, 2011 study has found that violent TV shows, even when watched during the day, could be interfering with your children’s sleep. And TV of any kind watched close to bedtime isn’t a good idea, either.
Researchers in Seattle looked at television and other media usage among children aged 3-5 years, correlating reported viewing habits with sleep diaries. They found that kids who watched any television, used computers, or played video games after 7:00 pm were more likely to have a range of sleep problems.
Furthermore, violent content viewed at any time of the day was also associated with parental reports of problems with sleep. Kids who had televisions in their bedrooms were more likely to watch more-violent shows, and more likely to have the most sleep problems.
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