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Sleep and Vigilance

, Volume 3, Issue 2, pp 159–160 | Cite as

Impact of Electronic Gadgets on Sleep Spindle and Memory in Paediatric Population

  • Alok SinghEmail author
Correspondence
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Abstract

Purpose

To critically analyse the link between effect of electronic gadgets/smartphone on sleep spindles and memory in paediatric population.

Methods

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.

Results

No specific study showed such correlation; however, few studies supported the hypothesis.

Conclusion

The results are inconclusive and require more clinical study to substantiate the hypothesis in paediatric population.

Keywords

Neurodevelopmental disorder Preschool children Sleep spindle Smartphone 

Notes

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PharmacologyAll India Institute of Medical SciencesRaipurIndia

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