METHODS: Data for this study was collected from a total n=50 persons on my Facebook page and co-workers during the week of June 04, 2014 to June 11, 2014. It was used to estimate the strength and association between the time persons spend on social media and the amount of restorative sleep they received per night. Male and female participants aged 22-62 and education from high school to college also used in the estimation of this association.
RESULTS: The Linear Regression/Correlation scatter plot displays a negative sloping trend that social media use does not affect the quality of sleep. (R2 = 0.1676).
CONCLUSION: There is a weak negative association between time spent surfing social media sites and the total amount of hours of restorative sleep the user gets.
Objective: The balance between our daily activities and time spent interacting on social media is relevant for a good night's sleep. Many of studies have shown that lack of sleep, also known as sleep deprivation, can …show more content…
It was a community trial experimental study design. I began by gathering data from co-workers who worked at mid-nights, and I find that practically all of them were claiming limited sleep, therefore, I had to drop them from the study because of minimal variations, which was biased in several ways. Also, some were not honest with their responses to the questions on the questionnaire. Nevertheless, I quickly changed my strategy and posted a request for volunteers to assist me in the data collection. I ask them to survey 3 or more individuals of varying ages, gender, and education levels. I got n=9 friends to volunteer and each had on less than 3 other individuals, and only one friend had no other besides