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.