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Doctor insights on: Kids Sighing While Watching Tv

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My 12 yr. Old son falls asleep doing schoolwork, homework, and chores; but is alert when watching t.V. Or playing video games, is this adhd?

My 12 yr. Old son falls asleep doing schoolwork, homework, and chores; but is alert when watching t.V. Or playing video games, is this adhd?

Maybe: Tv and video games are geared for a 4 second attention span. Most 2 year olds have longer attention spans than that. The 4 second attention span keeps your son alert via a neural reflex. It also lowers his attention span for the real world. Research states of those who watch 1 hour a day 9% will lower their attention span to add levels. 2 hours lowers 18% and 3 hrs 27%. Limit both to 45 min/day. ...Read more

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Can watching tv before bed effect my sleep?

Can watching tv before bed effect my sleep?

Yes: Sleep and dreaming can be greatly affected by your experiences throughout the day and specifically what you are doing right before you fall asleep. Watching a tense or horror filled tv show will affect your dreams and may lead to nightmare. A pleasant relaxing show may give you good dreams and good rest. Be selective with what you put in your head prior to failing asleep. ...Read more

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What can my kids do instead of watching tv or playing video games?

What can my kids do instead of watching tv or playing video games?

Play outside: Your child should always be encouraged to play outside. ...Read more

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After school or shopping I can't lie in bed watching YouTube without eventually getting really drowsy and falling asleep, why?

After school or shopping I can't lie in bed watching YouTube without eventually getting really drowsy and falling asleep, why?

Association : You associate your bed with sleeping and becoming drowsy is a conditioned response to being in bed. You may also be not getting enough sleep so more readily fall asleep when you can . ...Read more

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Do kids who watch porn on tv hotels get influenced?

Do kids who watch porn on tv hotels get influenced?

Certainly: Kids who watch porn get exposed to a totally unrealistic and often violent depiction of women (or men) as objects of sex. This can only have negative effects later in life. ...Read more

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Son jolted awake and his legs kicked up.he has an irregular sleep schedule and falls asleep watching and plays video games mostly.hethinkshehasatumor?

Sleep disorder: You don't list an age but adults function best with 7-8 hours of sleep/day, teens often need 8-10. If he falls asleep playing games he has a sleep issue, not a tumor. Vomiting as he awakens from sleep would be a more likely scene for a tumor. He needs to see his PCP and work out a realistic way to enjoy the pleasures of his life, while addressing the need that his body has for sleep. ...Read more

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Is watching tv or computer screen at low distance harmful for eyes.Can I go blind ?

Is watching tv or computer screen at low distance harmful for eyes.Can I go blind ?

No danger: Although it can cause eye strain and discomfort, there is no risk of blindness from being too close to a computer monitor or television. The real question is: why would you be sitting so close? You may need glasses, and could benefit from an eye examination. ...Read more

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Does watching tv cause students grades to drop?

No: Students, parents and teachers cause grades to drop. The television is an inanimate object. ...Read more

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Watching or not watching porn during masturbation. Which is better?

Watching or not watching porn during masturbation.  Which is better?

Best for whom?: You might want to take a look what the "go ask alice" online q;a service run by columbia u's school of public health: http://bit.Ly/17krv3h. "alice" points out that different people have very different masturbation habits. There is a wide range of experience. ...Read more

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See afterimages when watching tv or using phone why?

See afterimages when watching tv or using phone why?

Visual after image: Visual after image is a common normal visual phenomena. It is seen in higher frequency in patients with migraines. Palinopsia, an exagerated prolonged visual after image may be seen in neurological disorders including seizures or epilepsy or disorders involving the occipital lobe or visual pathways. ...Read more

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Do violent video games hurt a child's ability to sleep?

Do violent video games hurt a child's ability to sleep?

Definitely could: Playing any sort of video games (or having screen time) before bed is likely to negatively impact sleep- these games make the brain "wake up" and its hard then to calm down to go to sleep. Violent games may cause the child to be have scary thoughts before bed and make it tough to fall asleep. ...Read more

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Can watching small screens (phones, portable consoles, games) cause eye damage or blindness?

Can watching small screens (phones, portable consoles, games) cause eye damage or blindness?

No: Small screens can cause eye strain because of how close you hold them and the size of the text you read. This can lead to problems like headache or eye pain, but should not "damage" your eyes. ...Read more

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My10m old babyboy makes grunting noises while playing.all milestones met and spells out mama dada also.is the noise making normal?

My10m old babyboy makes grunting noises while playing.all milestones met and spells out mama dada also.is the noise making normal?

Completely Normal: It sounds like your 10 month old is hitting all the appropriate developmental milestones. Saying mama and dada is right on time. Other noises like grunting and babbling are normal as well. Continue to engage your son and read him lots of books to encouraged language development. Enjoy every step, it goes by fast! ...Read more

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Fans blowing on you when you sleep, harmful?

Fans blowing on you when you sleep, harmful?

No: Not harmful. I am in mexico now and have had the fan on at night for 4 days. ...Read more

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What does it mean when people say playing too much video games and watching tv is bad for your eyes?

What does it mean when people say playing too much video games and watching tv is bad for your eyes?

Induced myopia: Excessive near work can cause the eyeball length to grow and create more nearsightedness (induced myopia). Epidemic of myopia around the world thought to be due to this phenomenon. ...Read more