2016 - …

Abstract

The light produced by screens in the evening delays melatonin production and therefore affects the quality of sleep of schoolaged children evening users of TV, tablets and video-games (Brockman et al., 2010), aggravating sleep-onset delays or circadian rhythm as well. On the contrary, exposure to light in the morning contributes to a better functioning of biological rhythms (Auger et al., 2015). This study aims to:

(1) Confirm the harmfulness of screens exposure and screens in children’s bedroom on children’s sleep and behaviour.

(2) Determine the role of age for the first exposure

(3) Confirm that the morning exposure has low impact on children’s sleep and behaviour.

(4) Model interaction between sleep, screens and behavior.

Protocols

  • Cross-sectional study included 375 children between 6 and 16 years old filled a questionnaire concerning screen’s use of their children, the French-version of the Sleep Disturbance Scale for Children (Putois et al., 2017) and the ADHD Rating Scale (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, DuPaul et al., 1998).

Funding

  • Funding: Self-financing
  • Funding Applicant: Benjamin Putois
  • Institution: Psytraining
  • Institutional partners: INSERM, Epilepsy, Sleep and Pediatric Neurophysiology Department, University Hospitals of Lyon.

Contributors

  • Research Coordinator, Psychologist-Psychotherapist: Dr. Benjamin Putois
  • Pediatrician supervisor: Pr. Patricia Franco, Epilepsy, Sleep and Pediatric Neurophysiology Department, University Hospitals of Lyon (HCL), Lyon, France & INSERM-U1028, CNRS UMR5292, University Claude Bernard Lyon 1.
  • Statistician: Dr. Eddy Cavalli, Lyon 2 University.
  • Scientific Translator: Wendy Leslie, Lyon 1 University.
  • Neuropsychologist partner: Dr. Vania Herbillon, Epilepsy, Sleep and Pediatric Neurophysiology Department, University Hospitals of Lyon (HCL), Lyon, France.
  • Psychologist: Louise Chaussoy, Lyon 2 University.

Publications & Communications

Chaussoy L., Cavalli E., Lecuelle F., Zourou F., Herbillon V., Franco P., Putois B. (2018). Les écrans influencent le comportement des enfants par le biais d’une perturbation du sommeil. Poster, Congrès de la société française de médecine du sommeil, Lille.

Chaussoy, L., Lecuelle, F., Cavalli, E., Zourou, F., Franco, P., Putois, B (2018). Screen’s harmfullness for school-aged children’s sleep and behavior: yes, but not during morning hours. Poster, The 5th International Pediatric Sleep Association Congress, Paris.

Chaussoy, L., Lecuelle, F., Cavalli, E., Zourou, F., Franco, P., Putois, B (2018). Nocivité des écrans sur le comportement: oui mais par le biais des troubles du sommeil. Talk, Congrès des sociétés de pédiatrie, Lyon.