TV exposure associated with sleep disturbances in 5‐ to 6‐year‐old children

  title={TV exposure associated with sleep disturbances in 5‐ to 6‐year‐old children},
  author={E. J. Paavonen and M. Pennonen and M. Roine and S. Valkonen and A. R. Lahikainen},
  journal={Journal of Sleep Research},
  • E. J. Paavonen, M. Pennonen, +2 authors A. R. Lahikainen
  • Published 2006
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of Sleep Research
  • The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of various forms of TV exposure on the quality of children's sleep. In this randomized population‐based survey questionnaires concerning TV viewing, sleep disturbances, and psychiatric symptoms were administered to 321 parents of children aged 5–6 years. Sleep disturbance scores were the main outcome measures. Active TV viewing and passive TV exposure were related to sleeping difficulties, especially sleep–wake transition disorders and… CONTINUE READING
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