Parents, did you know that sleep research tells us that exercise, regular meal times, and light exposure impacts the timing and quality of our sleep? Recent research suggests that light at night may be shifting our body clocks to fall asleep later at night, resulting in shorter sleep durations overall. There is debate about what is enough sleep, but usually, you know it when you get it J. Researchers suspect that children are affected by light at night as well. So, consider turning the lights down and limiting screen time as bedtime approaches.


Tanya Broesch
Associate Professor of Psychology
Simon Fraser University