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Myopia Link to Poor Sleep & Screen Time

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New research from Flinders University in Australia indicates people with myopia are more likely to experience poorer sleep quality than people with normal vision.

The study indicates that people with short-sightedness have more delayed circadian rhythms and lower production of melatonin, a hormone secreted in the brain and responsible for regulating sleep at night, compared to people with normal vision.

People affected by myopia or short-sightedness are familiar with the frustration of only being able to clearly see objects up close, but not a far distance.

Optometrist Dr. Ranjay Chakraborty , from the Flinders University Caring Futures ...