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Sleeping badly? Maybe you shouldn't check Twitter or Facebook

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The regular, sometimes absent-minded act of checking social media may be having profound effects on your sleep.

A recent study (paywall) by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh found that young adults who spend significant time on social media each day typically get less sleep than those who use social media less often. Those who reported spending the most time on social media also had the hardest time sleeping.

The regular, sometimes absent-minded act of checking social media may be having profound effects on your sleep.

A recent study (paywall) by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh found that young adults who spend significant time on social media each day typically get less sleep than those who use social media less often. Those who reported spending the most time on social media also had the hardest time sleeping.

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