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Insomnia curse of the X-box

14th April 2008

The number of children receiving monitoring for sleep disorders has risen by 26% over the past five years.

Health service figures reveal 3,000 children aged under 11 were monitored during the night in 2006 in comparison with 2,200 in 2002. Professor Jim Horne of the Sleep Research Centre at Loughborough University, said that young children could suffer sleep problems such as insomnia, because of "electronic distractions" such as computers and mobile phones.

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Article Information

Title: Insomnia curse of the X-box
Author: Jess Laurence
Article Id: 6327
Date Added: 14th Apr 2008


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