It’s no secret we should all limit our screen time before going to bed, and that especially happens to be the case with kids. If watching TV or scrolling through TikTok happens to be your children’s bedtime ritual, it’s time for a change because screen time before bedtime can have a negative effect on their sleep.
Going To Bed Later
Screens are a huge distraction for people of all ages, but they can be especially dangerous for kids. If they’re using electronic devices without the supervision of a curfew, they’ll be tempted to sacrifice their sleep for more screen time and go to sleep later than they’re supposed to.
Difficulty Falling Asleep
Your kids will also have a harder time falling asleep if they’re constantly on their phones. The blue light that digital screens emit can disrupt the production of melatonin, the hormone our bodies produce to make us feel sleepy.
Constantly Waking Up
Your child will be more likely to wake up in the middle of the night if they’re using digital devices before bedtime. They’re causing their brains to be more alert, but it also doesn’t help their case that things they’ve been watching can keep them awake and cause nightmares if they found them too scary or exciting.