Health Researchers at Murdoch University explain the effect of social media on teens’ sleep and mental health

Researchers at Murdoch University explain the effect of social media on teens’ sleep and mental health

Murdoch University PhD candidate provides new research showing a strong relationship between teenagers’ high social media use at bedtime, sleep disturbance and increased depressed mood.

Project lead, Lynette Vernon, followed teenagers over a four-year period, finding that overuse of social media leads to poor sleep, resulting in students feeling tired and moody, with feelings of sadness and a decline in long-term wellbeing.

This research reinforces the important role that parents could play in teaching their children to limit their social media use.

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The above story is based on materials provided by Murdoch University.