These are the worst social media apps for sleep

Jan 12, 2022

By: Marcia Sekhose

Survey

Sleep data and research website Sleep Junkie surveyed 2,012 Americans and found that over 78 percent of them admit to using their phones until they fall asleep.

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The test

Each participant wore a smartwatch to record how long it took them to fall asleep, and the amount of time spent in the REM phase after using their designated social media app.

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TikTok

TikTok users take 1 hour and 7 minutes to fall asleep on average after using the app. Users also spend 14 percent of their sleep cycle in REM after using TikTok.

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Instagram

Instagram users get a slightly higher 15.5 percent of REM sleep after using the app but it takes around 58 minutes to actually fall asleep.

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Snapchat

Snapchat users also take almost an hour to sleep after using the app and spend 16 per cent of their sleep cycle in REM.

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Twitter

Twitter users get to spend 18 per cent of their sleep cycle in REM and take around 50 minutes to fall asleep after using the app.

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Facebook

Facebook users take 45 minutes for users to fall asleep after using the app, and users spend 19.5 per cent of their sleep cycle in REM.

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Pinterest

Pinterest users also spend 19.5 per cent of their sleep cycle in REM but take around 38 minutes to fall asleep.

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YouTube

Those who used YouTube took around 32 minutes to fall asleep but spent 19.5 percent of their sleep cycle in REM.

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WhatsApp

WhatsApp users also take a little over half an hour to fall asleep and spend 21 per cent of their sleep cycle in REM.

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