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Lots of stressful situations can cause one to lose sleep, and a new study reveals social media may actually cause sleeping issues. According The Daily Mail,

Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine questioned 1,788 U.S. adults ages 19 to 32 about their social media use and sleeping patterns. On average, participants spent 61 minutes a day on social media and visited multiple sites 30 times a week. Additionally, 30 percent of participants had high levels of sleep disturbance, and those who used social media on a regular basis during the week were three times more likely to report sleep disturbances compared to those who spent less time on social media. Study author, Dr. Brian Primack notes, “Difficulty sleeping may lead to increased use of social media, which may in turn lead to more problems sleeping. The cycle may be particularly problematic with social media because many forms involve interactive screen time that is stimulating and rewarding and, therefore, potentially detrimental to sleep.”

Hmmm…very interesting.

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