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Study: Child 'screentime' before bed could lead to poor sleep

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BURLINGTON, Vt. -

Researchers say staying up late to snap a selfie or playing online games could be keeping your kid wide-awake.

Researchers who studied more than 125,000 children worldwide found a "strong and consistent" connection between media device use at bedtime and poor sleep.

The light from those devices may delay the release of melatonin, the hormone that contributes to tiredness making it harder for kids to fall asleep.

Tips for a good sleep environment are for a dark, quiet room free of distractions.

Also having 30 minutes of gadget-free transition time before bed.

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