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“Healthy” Media Helps Kids Sleep Better

684070794_c50979c9e0_z-1Flickr I Leonid Mamchenkov

A new study in Pediatrics discusses the benefits of replacing  violent or age-inappropriate media content with educational and appropriate “healthy” media as an interventional treatment to improve sleep in preschool-aged children. In a randomized control trial that tracked the sleep habits of 565 children over 6 months, “children in the intervention group had significantly lower odds of ‘any sleep problem’ at follow-up in the repeated-measures analysis (odds ratio = 0.36…), with a trend toward a decrease in intervention effect over time (P = .07).” Researchers also saw an increased effect when there was a high baseline for violent content exposure.

Read it Pediatrics.