Even Dim Light Before Bedtime May Disrupt a Preschooler’s Sleep
[Source: The University of Colorado at Boulder]
A new study of preschoolers finds that exposure to even very low intensities of light before bedtime can sharply reduce production of the sleep-promoting hormone melatonin, interfering with sleep. It suggests that young children are highly susceptible to the physiological impacts of light at night and some kids are more sensitive than others.
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