Dr. Anthony Rieder talks electronic devices and their impact on sleep

MILWAUKEE -- Did you know that using your phone or tablet before bed could affect your sleep? Dr. Anthony Rieder with Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare joins FOX6 WakeUp to talk about what you and your kids can do to help ensure a good night’s rest.

Elelctronic devices and their impact on sleep

Studies have shown that even our small electronic devices emit sufficient light to miscue the brain and promote wakefulness. As adults we are subject to these influences but children and teens are particularly susceptible.

 Children, Electronics and Sleep

The increasing prevalence of electronics in children’s bedrooms creates a culture of evening engagement and light exposure that negatively impacts sleep time, sleep quality and daytime alertness. Literature shows that:

    Adequate sleep is essential for:

      Insufficient sleep is associated with: