Preschoolers often have night time fears, and parents often search for ways to reduce those fears. Many parents have placed night lights in their children's room to calm these fears. However, a report in the journal Nature (March 2000) reported that children who had night lights in the room were more likely to have myopia than those who slept in darkened rooms. This finding has caused many parents to question the use of night lights. What is your opinion?
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Well children who are below the age of 2 are more likely to suffer from myopia if night lights are used in their rooms. A study states that even if children sleep in darkness still there is a 10 percent chance of suffering from myopia while those who sleep in night lights have a 34 percent chance of suffering from this, so in my opinion it precaution is better than cure so it is better to avoid night lights directly in the room however a light lit at some small distance from the room could act as a better alternative to night lights in the room, the door could be left open so some that the light source is as far away as possible but yet traces of light still enter the room, this in my view might reduce the chances of myopia and also might prove beneficial in reducing night time fears.
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