Media use in bedroom linked to fewer hours of sleep for boys with autism

11/18/2013 |

Presence of media screens, such as TVs, computers and video games, in bedrooms was more strongly tied to reduced sleep time among boys with autism than those with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and typically developing boys, according to a study published in the journal Pediatrics. Playing video games accounted for the majority of media usage among boys with autism, and was also associated with less sleep time.

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