The Impact of Social Media Usage on Sleep Deprivation

A Case Study of Youngsters

  • Muhammad Sufyan Ramish Karachi Institute of Economics and Technology - Pakistan
  • Muhammad Ashraf Govt. Degree Girls College Gulshan-e-Iqbal - Pakistan https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2117-2536
  • Fouzia Nasir Karachi Institute of Economics and Technology - Pakistan

Abstract

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This study aimed to determine the impacts of social media usage on sleep deprivation among youngsters, focusing on the most used social media site, Facebook, as sleep deprivation has also been connected to Facebook addiction. This study consists of a sample of 151 youngsters based in Karachi, following a non-probabilistic sampling technique with convenient sampling through an online questionnaire. Discussing such issues can help youngsters to analyse their usage of social media to be able to lower the percentage of sleep deprivation among themselves to some extent and how much time they should be spending on this networking site so that they can get enough of their sleep. This research has evaluated the connection between social media usage and sleep deprivation. The study’s findings reveal that youngsters with high usage of social media sleep late at night and wake up early, which means they get to sleep for a shorter period and don’t get enough sleep, implying that social media usage impacts sleep, which could be harmful. Internet use has become a possible contributor to sleep disruption. Sleep delay and sleep duration shortening are two effects of social media consumption. This study found that people who used social media for longer and spent more time on it had lower sleep quality.  Through Regression analysis, the hypotheses are tested.

Keywords: Sleep deprivation, Sleep disruption, Social media usage, Youngsters

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Published
2023-09-06
How to Cite
Ramish, M. S., Ashraf, M., & Nasir, F. (2023). The Impact of Social Media Usage on Sleep Deprivation: A Case Study of Youngsters. Journal of History and Social Sciences, 14(1), 161-173. https://doi.org/10.46422/jhss.v14i1.278
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