Which social media apps have the biggest impact on sleep habits? [Infographic]


Do you use your phone in bed, until you go to bed?

Many see it as a way to wind down after a hard day’s work, but it may not be as calming as you think.

To find out more, the Sleep Junkie team recently surveyed 2,012 Americans, the majority of whom regularly use their phones before sleeping, to find out which apps have the most impact on their sleep habits.

According to Sleep Junkie:

“We asked each participant to wear a smartwatch to record the time it took to fall asleep and the time spent in the REM phase of the sleep cycle, as well as provide feedback on how they felt. felt tired the next morning after using their designated app, within an hour of falling asleep.

As you can see in the graph below, TikTok had the biggest impact, with those who spent their pre-sleep time scrolling through their “For You” feeds ending up spending only 14% of their sleep in the vital REM phase, almost half the amount of REM sleep they should have. You can see how the other apps fared below.

The good news is that Sleep Junkie identifies the biggest impact as the blue light emission from your phone screen, which can be reduced by switching to dark mode in your apps. Sleep Junkie also recommends not using electronic devices for at least two hours before sleeping.

Maybe the new year is a good time to implement some new evening phone habits. You can read more in Sleep Junkie’s full report here.


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