Study: Children who sleep near smartphones get less shuteye

January 5, 2015 8:08 PM

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NEW YORK • Did you give your children smartphones for the holidays? You might want to reconsider their bedtime.

Children who slept in the same room as small screens such as smartphones got almost 21 fewer minutes of shuteye a night than those who didn't, according to research published Monday by the journal Pediatrics. The two age groups studied — about 9 years old and 12 years old — also reported significant...

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