A new survey has revealed that children, aged between 6 and 17, sleep less when they leave their electronic devices switched on at night.

Jill Creighton, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Stony Brook Children 's Hospital said that the key to a successful school year started with Z's and so parents needed to power down their kids at night.

He further added that parents should develop a night time routine for their child, like taking bath, reading a book or which would help them relax before going to sleep and screen time should be replaced with the activities like a 20-minute family walk, shooting hoops outside, and doing household chores (with the promise of an allowance).

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