Behavioral Sleep Problems and their Potential Impact on Developing Executive Function in Children
The Arrogance of Ignoring the Need for Sleep
"Mobile phone radiation
wrecks your sleep"
Wireless radiation has been shown to delay entrance into deep non-REM sleep and decrease time spent in certain sleep stages. The blue light from screens has been shown to disrupt sleep cycles.
Studies have shown that wireless radiation inhibits the production of a hormone called melatonin. Melatonin is secreted in the pineal gland in the brain. One of its primary functions is to regulate our sleep cycle. When inadequate amounts of melatonin are produced, our sleep cycle is compromised.
New research is showing that sleep is important in the development of neurological diseases such as Alzheimer's disease.
Studies have shown a relationship between sleep problems and child psychosocial problems like attention, hyperactivity, oppositional and aggressive behaviour, mood problems and anxiety.
Children Need Their Rest: Let's Support Healthy Sleep
National Association for Children and Safe Technology
NPR Article on Brain Research
Light from Electronic Screens at Night Linked to Sleep Loss
Some Research to Consider