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How social media affects your sleep

We're all on it...it's usually the first thing you open for the day, the go-to throughout the day and then right before signing off for the night we lie in the dark scrolling through social media newsfeeds to get one last update before we go to bed.

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But a new study done by Ontario Student Drug Use and Health Survey in Canada suggests that the more social media you use, the more likely you're bound to getting a 'shorter sleep duration', meaning less sleep.

just as little as one hour a day has serious affects on the amount of sleep one would get each night

The study revealed that using social media just as little as one hour a day has serious affects on the amount of sleep one would get each night. The more hours spent also showed that not getting enough sleep dramatically increased.

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So next time you're thinking about chucking a social media channel up on your screen whatever the situation take a moment to pause and possibly use that time to actually...

  1. unplug from social for a while 
  2. place your phone away from you before you go to bed
  3. meet people in-pers
  4. on to find out all the latest goss, life haps etc