Limit violent television content to help children sleep at night, says study

Limit violent television content to help children sleep at night, says study

Limit violent television content to help children sleep at night, says study

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Posted on August 8, 2012 at 4:19 AM

(WHAS11) -- Do your children have trouble falling asleep at night? Parents of young children may want to keep a closer eye on what TV shows they watch, especially before bedtime.

A study published in the American Academy of Pediatrics shows a link between violent television and poor sleep. Researchers analyzed over 500 children between the ages of three and five-years-old.

The results showed that replacing violent content with kid-friendly shows helped them sleep better. Kids in the study who watched violent TV programs had a more difficult time falling asleep and waking up in the morning.

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