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The Today Show Segment: Electronics in the Bedroom are Harmful to our Sleep

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Joan Lunden

Sleep / / March 02, 2013

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My ears perked up this morning when this segment came on The Today Show featuring my friend Dr. Nancy Snyderman. We keep hearing about the important role sleep plays to our health, but what about our children? Are they getting enough sleep? In today's busy world there are more pressures on children - they have more homework, more after school activities, more social obligations... but there are also more distractions and more technological devices available to them which can be a real concern to their health.

Having electronics in the bedroom at night can drastically lower the amount of sleep that your child might be getting. The "dinging" of the device and the blue light that it projects all will stunt your children's (and your!) sleep. It is so important that we get these devices out of the kids rooms in the evening and let them fall asleep naturally. Not to mention - un-monitored use of the internet can lead to safety and social concerns for your children.

Here is the segment from this morning's Today Show: Up all night: Parents and kids are losing sleep to their devices

Categories: Children's Health, Sleep
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Joan Lunden truly exemplifies today’s modern working woman. An award-winning journalist, bestselling author, motivational speaker, successful entrepreneur, one of America’s most recognized and trusted television personalities, this mom of seven continues to do it all. As host of Good Morning America for nearly two decades, Lunden brought insight to top issues for millions of Americans each day. The longest running host ever on early morning television, Lunden reported from 26 countries, covered 4 presidents and 5 Olympics and kept Americans up to date on how to care for their homes, their families and themselves.

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