Light sleep

2019-03-07 02:15:04

By Nell Boyce LEAVING a light on in the nursery does not make children grow up to be short-sighted, according to two new studies. The studies contradict a highly publicised finding by researchers last year linking night lights to short-sightedness. Many parents decided to switch their nursery lights off at night after researchers at the Scheie Eye Institute in Philadelphia said that short-sighted children were more likely to have slept with the lights on as infants (New Scientist, 15 May 1999,