One In Five Teens Lose Sleep Over Social Media: Study

Posted: Jan 17 2017, 8:17am CST | by , Updated: Jan 17 2017, 8:41am CST, in News | Latest Science News

One in Five Teens Lose Sleep Over Social Media: Study
The study findings support growing concerns about young people's night-time use of social media. Credit: Getty Images

Is Social Media Affecting Teenagers’ Health?

Recent study shows that 1 in 5 youngsters are up late at night due to social media. Research also shows that night activities are affecting the heath of teenagers, as they spend most time chatting or checking texts on social media. Students using social media are constantly tired in the school than the students who don’t wake up till late.

The research included 900 students of ages between 12 to 15 years. The students had to complete the questionnaire about their sleeping habits and social media activities. They were asked about their moods and happiness factor in school, and with friends.

Study found that 1 in 5 students stayed up late and girls were more into it. Those teenagers who could not sleep well were tired and unhappy compared to others who had sound sleep. This was true especially about those who had this routine on regular basis.

The research team said that often youngsters say that they are tired while going to school, and they are also unhealthy. 1 in 5 was up every night, but one third youngsters were up late at night only once a week.

Social media seems to affect bedroom sanctuary, stated author Professor Sally Power, Co-Director (Cardiff) Wales Institute for Social & Economic Research, Data & Methods (WISERD).

A huge amount of people showed concern about youngsters’ sleeping habits. More research is required to reach final conclusion about teenagers’ health being affected by social media.

This new research got published in the Journal of Youth Studies.

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