Night lights, like the 3D Night Light , are commonly used in children’s rooms. In fact, some adults prefer using them too. There are various reasons to use a night light, from being afraid of the dark to safety purposes. Having a night light provides a sense of security and comfort.
However, parents do worry if these lights are affecting their child’s sleep quality and their development.
Here are some pros and cons of sleeping with a night light:
Pros of a night light
It can help your child sleep
Children tend to be afraid of the dark because they are used to visual stimulation. Having a night light can ease their anxiety and help them sleep better. Your children will most likely fall asleep easier and have a better night’s sleep too, in comparison to falling asleep feeling afraid.
Boosts visual development
Babies, in particular, are still adjusting to the light around them. Using a night light could help boost their visual development. Having them sleep in a completely dark room can slow down the visual development of your baby. Letting your baby sleep with a dim light source like a night light, forces their eyes to continue identifying shapes and objects.
Your child can safely move around the room, or leave the room to get to you
Having some light in the room ensures they can move around safely without getting hurt. If they were to attempt going to the bathroom when it’s completely dark, they’re more likely to fall or stub a toe. They can also safely make their way to your room if they’ve had a bad dream, aren’t feeling well, or have wet the bed.
Cons of a night light
Might affect their body clock
Our bodies depend on light to determine the time. We’re more likely to naturally wake up when the sun begins shining in the room, likewise, we begin to feel tired and sleepy after the sun sets. Your baby needs to learn the difference between night and day so they can develop an accurate internal clock.
Can affect melatonin production
Some experts believe that a night light could prevent a child from falling asleep. They believe any source of light tricks the brain into thinking it’s time to be awake.
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