Social media connected to depression and lack of sleep

New research shows a strong connection between social media use, irregular sleep patterns and depression. The study focused on the sleeping and social media habits of almost 1,800 adults between the ages of 19 and 32, and found that the more time people spend on social media, the more likely they are to have disrupted sleep. “The teenage years can be a time of increased vulnerability to depression and anxiety, and sleeping poorly may contribute to the risk of these conditions.” The benefits of logging off when the sun goes down are explored in a commentary on Richmond Pulse.


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