We’re all guilty of scrolling through TikTok, Instagram, and other forms of
social media during the day, and scrolling before bed is a common practice to
stave off boredom before sleep. However, there can actually be detrimental
effects on your sleep if instead of getting an early night, you spend the hour
before bed checking out the latest Twitter trends or liking Instagram pictures.
Not only is the blue light from your phone bad for your eyes, it’s also linked
to disturbed sleep patterns, waking during the night, and reduced sleep duration
It is also known that excessive social media intake can contribute to stress, as
we are exposed to stressful content or content that makes us compare ourselves
to others. There’s also a link between low self esteem and mood, and social
media use, as we constantly see people’s lives showcased on our screen.
Additionally, constantly receiving notifications can stimulate the brain and
cause problems with falling asleep efficiently and quickly, and can cause us to
lie awake, consuming even more screen time. Sleep Habits