How much time do you typically spend on social media each day? If it’s around three hours or more, your screen time might be having a detrimental effect on your sleep patterns.New research just published in the journal BMJ Open sought to explore the link between social media and sleep patterns. The researchers analyzed data on 11,872 teens from the UK Millennium Cohort Study, a nationally representative, multidisciplinary survey that explores adolescent development and outcomes through a range of domains, including health.The adolescents indicated how much time they spent on social media daily, including social networking or messaging sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and WhatsApp. In reviewing the data, the researchers found that just over a third (34%) of the teens reported spending less than one hour a day on social media (aka “low users”), while another third (32%) said they spent one to three hours a day on it (“average users”). About 14% used social media for three…

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