The more time young adults spent online, the tougher it was to be well-rested, researchers say.
Young adults who spend too much time on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram may pay the price in poor sleep, new research suggests.
“This is one of the first pieces of evidence that social media use really can impact your sleep,” lead author Jessica Levenson, a postdoctoral researcher in psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, said in a university news release.
Her team tracked the social media use and sleep troubles of nearly 1,800 Americans aged 19 to 32.
On average, participants said they spent 61 minutes a day on social media and visited social media sites 30 times a week. Nearly 30 percent of the participants also said they suffered sleep disturbances.