Social media could be responsible for rise in child sleep disorders, experts say

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Using social media before bed may cause problems for your children.

According to data collected by the National Health Service in the U.K., there has been an increase in children suffering from sleep problems, mostly due to frequent use of electronic devices before bedtime. 

The data saw a growing trend in the amount of hospital admissions for children aged 16 and under being diagnosed with sleep disorders. 

Using devices before going to bed has also been linked to a rise in childhood obesity and mental health problems among children.

Experts describe these trends as a “public health disaster,” and say that parents should try to set limits on their children’s time on social media.

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