Study: TikTok Becomes the Most Sleepless Application, Check the Facts Here!


Do you often play with your cellphone and scroll through social media before going to bed at night? You definitely know that playing on your phone before going to bed is a bad habit. Besides being able to make insomnia, your sleep also tends to be of poor quality.

Apparently, there is an application that can make your sleep worse when you open it before going to bed at night. The application is the application with the most users, overtaking Instagram. Can you guess? Yep, TikTok!

Recently, TikTok was considered to be the 'most disturbing app' for one's sleep cycle. In fact, it is recommended not to open TikTok before going to bed if you want to fall asleep more easily and soundly.

Reporting from Metro UK, a study from Sleep Junkie, a platform that reviews the science of sleep, reveals which applications can worsen sleep quality. The survey was conducted on more than 2,000 people, and found that 78 percent admitted to using their cellphones until they fell asleep.

A separate study of 128 people revealed that TikTok is the worst app for getting quality sleep. It took them about an hour and seven minutes to fall asleep after using TikTok.

Furthermore, they spent only 14 percent of their cycle of REM (Rapid Eye Movement) sleep (the last stage of sleep) after using TikTok, half the recommended amount for healthy adults. Those who didn't play on their phones before bed spent 23 percent in REM. REM sleep should cover between 20 and 25 percent of the night.

The REM stage in sleep is very important, because it is the stage where our body can physically repair. If we sleep well at night, of course the body will be much fresher in the morning.

TikTok Is Not The Only App

As already mentioned, TikTok is an application that makes sleep quality worse. However, TikTok is not the only app, you know! Other social media applications, such as Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Snapchat, can also affect sleep quality.

Based on the survey results, after using Instagram, participants spent 15.5% in the REM sleep stage, and it took 58 minutes to fall asleep. While Snapchat users get 16 percent of REM sleep at night, and fall asleep after 56 minutes.

Using Twitter right before bed will result in 18 percent of REM sleep and take 50 minutes to fall asleep. While Facebook users get 19.5 percent of REM sleep and need 45 minutes to sleep.

So, still want to play social media before bed?

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