What is it about?

Are your teenagers losing sleep because of social media and school stress? We did a study with 16 to 17-year-olds and found that how much time they spend on social media, why they use it, and how stressed they are with school all affect their sleep. We didn't see a big impact from how often they use social media, the types of social media they use, or how much their families support them. To help teens sleep better, we recommend teaching them and their parents about these factors.

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Why is it important?

What sets our study apart is its focus on the specific factors that affect adolescents' sleep in today's digital age. With the widespread use of smartphones and social media, understanding how these technologies impact young people's sleep is vital. Our research sheds light on the connections between social media usage patterns, academic stress, and insomnia in adolescents, offering actionable insights for parents, educators, and healthcare professionals. In a world where sleep problems among teenagers are on the rise, our study provides timely guidance for addressing this critical issue and improving the well-being of the younger generation.


I find this publication highly relevant in today's digital age. It addresses the impact of social media, academic stress, and insomnia on adolescents. What's unique is the focus on why adolescents use social media, not just how often. The call for collaborative, multicomponent interventions involving both adolescents and parents is practical. In a connected world with rising academic pressures, this research highlights the need for a balanced approach to technology use and academics. Overall, it offers valuable insights and a roadmap to improve adolescents' well-being.

Mr Ferry Efendi
Universitas Airlangga

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This page is a summary of: Association between insomnia and social network site use in Indonesian adolescents, Nursing Forum, December 2018, Wiley,
DOI: 10.1111/nuf.12308.
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