What are the implications to the modern habit of texting and video gaming in bed rather than reading during that twilight time between wakefulness and sleep?
Researchers at Flinders University of Australia found that "prolonged gaming" before bed is disruptive to getting a good night's sleep.
Several consequences follow the use of electronic devices before bed:
What is YOUR child doing before bed? Encourage him or her to read for at least fifteen minutes before turning out the light. And make sure the electronic device is significantly out of reach, perhaps in an entirely different room.
Author: Renee Heiss