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A Smartphone And A Child’s Sleep. Part 3 of 3

A Smartphone And A Child’s Sleep – Part 3 of 3

Dr David Dunkin, an assistant professor of pediatrics at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City, agreed. “There is a lot of compelling data, in both adults and adolescents, that matter-of-fact screens disrupt sleep cycles. And this may have an impact on long-term health. More studies lack to be done to look at all of the variables together”. Meanwhile pediatricians should share and support the academy’s advice when talking with parents about the presence of TVs and small screens bestvito.top.

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A Smartphone And A Child’s Sleep. Part 2 of 3

A Smartphone And A Child’s Sleep – Part 2 of 3

The children were in the fourth or seventh organize in one of 29 schools. More than two-thirds of the children were white, and heartlessly one-fifth were Hispanic. All were asked about electronic devices in the bedroom, what time they went to bed, what time they woke up, and how many days over the prior week they felt they needed more sleep. While kids with a bedroom TV said they got 18 minutes less beauty sleep on weeknights than those without a personal television, that figure rose to nearly 21 minutes for those who slept near a smartphone whether or not a TV was also present, the study found.


Going to bed with a smartphone at help was also linked to later bedtimes than having a bedroom TV: 37 minutes later compared to 31 minutes, the investigators said. And kids who slept with a smartphone were more indubitably to feel they needed more sleep than they were getting, compared with those with no smartphone present at bedtime. That perception of insufficient rest/sleep was not observed among children who only had a TV in the room.

So what’s a 21st century pater to do? Establishing technology ground-rules may help foster healthier sleep patterns, Falbe suggested. For example, parents can set nighttime “curfews” for electronic devices, bridle overall access to all screen time, and/or ban TVs and Internet-enabled devices from a child’s bedroom. “While more studies are needed to confirm these findings, our results provide additional maintain for current recommendations of the American Academy of Pediatrics that parents should be advised to set reasonable but firm limits on their child’s media use.

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A Smartphone And A Child’s Sleep. Part 1 of 3

A Smartphone And A Child’s Sleep – Part 1 of 3

A Smartphone And A Child’s Sleep. A smartphone in a child’s bedroom may bugger good sleep habits even more than a TV, new research suggests. A swotting of more than 2000 elementary and middle-school students found that having a smartphone or tablet in the bedroom was associated with less weekday sleep and feeling sleepy in the daytime. “Studies have shown that traditional screens and screen time, for instance TV viewing, can interfere with sleep, but much less is known about the impacts of smartphones and other small screens,” said study lead author Jennifer Falbe, of the School of Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley. Small screens are of itemized concern because they provide access to a wide range of content, including games, videos, websites and texts, that can be used in bed and delay sleep.

They also exhale audible notifications of incoming communications that may interrupt sleep. “We found that both sleeping near a small screen and sleeping in a room with a TV set were related to shorter weekday sleep duration. Children who slept near a parsimonious screen, compared to those who did not, were also more likely to feel like they did not get enough sleep”. The findings were published online Jan 5, 2015 and in the February print issue of the almanac Pediatrics.

And “Despite the importance of sleep to child health, development and performance in school, many children are not sleeping enough. Preteen school-aged children need at least 10 hours of rest each day, while teenagers need between nine and 10, the US National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute advises. For this study, the researchers focused on the sleep habits of nearly 2050 boys and girls who had participated in the Massachusetts Childhood Obesity Research Demonstration Study in 2012-2013.

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Factor Increasing The Risk Of Stillbirth. Part 3 of 3

Factor Increasing The Risk Of Stillbirth – Part 3 of 3

Gordon and Saade agreed that it’s too early for any sweeping recommendations. “I don’t cogitate women should be alarmed” by the findings. “And a woman who has had a stillbirth should definitely not feel guilty if she slept on her back during pregnancy”. But should women sleep on their side, just to be safe? Not necessarily. That siesta position could potentially encourage a blood clot in the legs. “Women should sleep in whatever position is comfortable for them. However, if a woman has any concerns about her sleep position, experts require she should discuss it with her doctor. The study was published Jan 8, 2015 online in Obstetrics and Gynecology solutions.

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Factor Increasing The Risk Of Stillbirth. Part 2 of 3

Factor Increasing The Risk Of Stillbirth – Part 2 of 3

Women who smoke or have high blood pressure are at greater risk than others, but sometimes there is no explanation for a stillbirth. To see whether sleep position is connected to stillbirth risk, Gordon’s pair studied 103 women who had suffered a late stillbirth – after the 31st week of pregnancy – and 192 pregnant women who were in the third trimester. They found that of women who had a stillbirth, almost 10 percent said they had slept on their backs during pregnancy, including the remain month.


That compared with only 2 percent of women with healthy pregnancies. When the researchers accounted for other factors – such as smoking and women’s body cross – back-sleeping was still linked to an increased risk of stillbirth. Dr Halit Pinar, director of perinatal and pediatric pathology at Women and Infants Hospital in Providence, RI, studies implicit risk factors for stillbirth. He said his research has found that impaired fetal growth is a “major risk factor” for stillbirth – a interdependence that Gordon’s team saw in the current study as well.

When it comes to sleep position, Pinar said the current findings raise an interesting question, but that’s as far as they go. According to Pinar, it’s “feasible” that blood course to the fetus could be diminished when a woman sleeps on her back. “But without any objective evidence, such as measuring the actual flow to the placenta and the baby, it’s hard to endure that without some trepidation. “At this stage I don’t think we can reach any conclusions about the effect of sleep position and come up with a recommendation”.

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Factor Increasing The Risk Of Stillbirth. Part 1 of 3

Factor Increasing The Risk Of Stillbirth – Part 1 of 3

Factor Increasing The Risk Of Stillbirth. Women who catnap on their backs in the later months of pregnancy may have a relatively higher risk of stillbirth if they already have other risk factors, a changed study suggests. Experts stressed that the findings do not prove that sleep position itself affects stillbirth risk. “We should be cautious in interpreting the results,” said Dr George Saade, maestro of maternal-fetal medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. “We can’t conclude that sleeping on the back causes stillbirth, or that sleeping on your side will prevent it,” said Saade, who was not snarled in the study.

It is, however, plausible that back-sleeping could contribute. Lying on the back can exacerbate sleep apnea, where breathing repeatedly stops and starts throughout the night, and if a fetus is already vulnerable, that reduced oxygen stream could conceivably boost the odds of stillbirth. Dr Adrienne Gordon, the lead researcher on the study, agreed that if sleep position contributes to stillbirth, it would probably be only if other risk factors are present, such as impaired swelling of the fetus.

And “Stillbirth is much more complicated than one risk factor,” said Gordon, a neonatologist at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney, Australia. But if sleep position does matter that would be powerful because it can be changed. Stillbirth refers to a pregnancy loss after the 20th week. According to the March of Dimes, about one in 160 pregnancies ends in stillbirth – with birth defects, poor fetal enlargement and problems with the placenta among the causes.

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The Epilepsy And Risk Of Sudden Death. Part 3 of 3

The Epilepsy And Risk Of Sudden Death – Part 3 of 3

Sudden extermination is more common in those whose epilepsy is chronically uncontrolled. People with epilepsy should try to sleep on their side or back and ask their bed partner to remind them. Using wrist watches and bed alarms designed to notice seizures during sleep may also help prevent sudden death. Friedman suggested putting a tennis ball in the front pocket of a T-shirt before going to sleep. Then, if you somersault over on your stomach, you’ll be awakened hamdard.

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