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

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Dr. Laura Webb
Pediatrics
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Laura Webb
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Dr. Ernest Bordini
Clinical Psychology

In brief: Likely

Stmulating activity close to bedtime often interferes with sleep, for children and adults.
It would be a generally good practice to have a curfew for video games with children. Even if not vioent some games can be very activating instead of relaxing.

In brief: Likely

Stmulating activity close to bedtime often interferes with sleep, for children and adults.
It would be a generally good practice to have a curfew for video games with children. Even if not vioent some games can be very activating instead of relaxing.
Dr. Ernest Bordini
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