Impact of Electronic Gadgets on Sleep Spindle and Memory in Paediatric Population
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To critically analyse the link between effect of electronic gadgets/smartphone on sleep spindles and memory in paediatric population.
Articles showing use of smartphones and their link between sleep spindles and memory alterations were searched in various standard databases. They were analysed and hypothesis was generated that how excessive use of smartphones can lead to alteration in generation of sleep spindle and memory consolidation. There are very few if any clinical studies mentioning such correlation. Hence, physiological basis of spindle generation in early developmental life and associated alteration in memory development was discussed.
No specific study showed such correlation; however, few studies supported the hypothesis.
The results are inconclusive and require more clinical study to substantiate the hypothesis in paediatric population.
KeywordsNeurodevelopmental disorder Preschool children Sleep spindle Smartphone
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