Children who sleep with light on may damage their sight

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: (Published 22 May 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:1369
  1. Alison Tonks
  1. BMJ

    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 …

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