Title

Associations between positive and negative social media experiences and sleep disturbance among young adults

DOI

10.1016/j.sleh.2020.02.013

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

10-1-2020

Publication Title

Sleep Health

Volume

6

Issue

5

First Page

671

Last Page

675

Keywords

Negative experiences, Positive experiences, Sleep disturbance, Social media

Abstract

Objectives: We sought to examine the association of positive and negative experiences using social media (SM) and sleep disturbance in a national survey of U.S. young adults. Methods: Experiences using SM were assessed with 2 items asking participants about the percentage of time using SM that involved a negative/positive experience that they were personally involved in. Sleep disturbance was assessed using the validated PROMIS 4-item short form. Ordinal logistic regression was used to examine associations between positive and negative SM experiences and high sleep disturbance, while controlling for relevant covariates. Results: Although reporting high levels of negative experiences was significantly associated with greater odds of high sleep disturbance (AOR = 1.49, 95%CI = 1.18-1.89), reporting high levels of positive experiences was not associated with sleep disturbance. Conclusions: These findings suggest that more robust examinations of negative SM experiences—especially as they relate to sleep disturbance—may be warranted.

Open Access

Green Accepted

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