Children who sleep with light on may damage their sightBMJ 1999; 318 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.318.7195.1369a (Published 22 May 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:1369
- Alison Tonks
Small children and babies who sleep with the light on are more likely to grow up shortsighted than children who sleep in the dark, a team of US researchers reported last week.
A study of 479 children aged between 2 and 16 years shows that children who sleep with a room light on before the age of 2 are five times more likely be shortsighted than children who sleep in the dark. Night lights were also linked to …