Axar.az
UP
28 May 2017


'Touchscreen-toddlers' sleep less

Home page Technology
12 Punto 14 Punto 16 Punto 18 Punto

Toddlers who spend time playing on smartphones and tablets seem to get slightly less sleep than those who do not, say researchers.

Axar.az reports that the study in Scientific Reports suggests every hour spent using a touchscreen each day was linked to 15 minutes less sleep. However, those playing with touchscreens do develop their fine motor skills more quickly.

Experts said the study was "timely" but parents should not lose sleep over it. There has been an explosion in touchscreens in the home, but understanding their impact on early childhood development has been lacking.

The study by Birkbeck, University of London, questioned 715 parents of children under three years old. It asked how often their child played with a smartphone or tablet and about the child's sleep patterns.

It showed that 75% of the toddlers used a touchscreen on a daily basis, with 51% of those between six and 11 months using one, and 92% of those between 25 and 36 months doing so as well. But children who did play with touchscreens slept less at night and more in the day.

Overall they had around 15 minutes less sleep for every hour of touchscreen use.

Date
2017.04.16 / 17:19
Author
Axar.az
Comments
Загрузка...
See also

The cheapest private jet in the world

Hackers are hiding computer viruses in film subtitles

Android is fixing one of its most annoying problems

Google presents new Android OS for low-spec devices

Robot co-pilot flies and lands Boeing 737

"Siri" has saved man's life

Europol: Cyber-attack threat escalating

Next cyber-attack could be imminent

NASA to launch first SLS super rocket into space

Russia’s health ministry repels cyberattack

Latest
 
Xocalı soyqırımı — 1992-ci il Bağla
Bize yazin Bağla
ArxivBağla