Technology in kids’ bedrooms lead to poorer health, study suggests

A recent study conducted by the University of Alberta, Canada found that

Children who bask in the nighttime glow of a TV or computer don’t get enough rest and suffer from poor lifestyle habits.

A provincewide survey of Grade 5 students in Alberta showed that as little as one hour of additional sleep decreased the odds of being overweight or obese by 28 per cent and 30 per cent, respectively. Children with one or more electronic devices in the bedroom—TVs, computers, video games and cellphones—were also far more likely to be overweight or obese.

Read the rest of the brief report here.