Keep TV’s out of Childrens Bedrooms

Wellness/Prevention: TVs in Bedrooms Linked to Childhood Obesity.
A recent report reveals that children who have a televisions in their bedroom are much more likely to be overweight. Researchers hypothesize that bedroom televisions may disrupt a child’s sleep pattern and past studies have shown that reduced sleep or poor sleep quality may be a cause of weight gain in children. The authors add that the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends against children having televisions in their bedroom.
JAMA Pediatrics, March 2014

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Diet: Omega-3 Fatty Acids Improve Children’s Sleep

A new study suggests that higher blood levels of the omega-3 fatty acid DHA in children are associated with better sleep, less bedtime resistance, less anxiety about sleep, and less waking during the night. According to the authors of the study, omega-3 blood levels in seven to nine-year-olds are alarmingly low which may lead to poor sleep and problems with both behavior and learning.
Journal of Sleep Research, March 2014
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