Facebook, WhatsApp is affecting sleep patterns, says study

Doctors at the National Institute of Mental Health and Neuroscience in Bengaluru say that the Internet is delaying people's bed time by around 90 minutes every day.

The use of the internet for Facebook and Whatsapp is making people go to bed 1.6 hours later on average and wake up 1.5 hours later. Most people usually checked their phones and tablets at least four times after going to bed.

Sleep disorders can lead many conditions like heart disease and anxiety. Ninety per cent of young heart attack victims are people who do not sleep well. The application keeping most people up was WhatsApp, followed by Facebook.

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