68% of Us are Not Sleeping and the Reason is Revealed
It’s late at night or early in the morning and you’re awakened by a vibrating sound. Against your better judgment, you pick up your phone from the nightstand to see who is contacting you. It could be an emergency and someone needs your help. You quickly learn that it’s just a notification from the bank to let you know your statement is now available.
You think, “I’m awake, I should check my TikTok feed, but just for a couple of minutes. The light from your screen widens the pupils in your eyes to adjust to the brightness. You start to scroll through your feed, and before you know it your alarm sounds and it’s time to get ready for work.
You got almost zero sleep, and for what? It’s for something you could have seen after you got a good night’s sleep. Unfortunately, this scenario plays out every night in millions of homes across the country.
That “couple minutes” each night turns into hours and then days and weeks each year.
According to a recent survey of 1,500 Americans, shocking new research has revealed how Americans spend nearly 14 full days per year on TikTok. That’s two weeks of every year. That’s not even the most popular app. Facebook stats are even more jaw-dropping.
A study by MattressNextDay revealed the influence of smartphone apps on Americans’ sleep patterns. It uncovered the growing issue that’s affecting millions across the nation.
If you’re one of the millions, here are some key findings from their recent research that you may find interesting.
39% of Americans admit to being obsessed with scrolling through apps on their phones before bedtime.
Surprisingly, 56% of respondents believe that scrolling through apps helps them wind down. This is despite warnings from medical experts that say, in most cases, it does the opposite.
68% of respondents use their phones within an hour of going to sleep on a nightly basis.
Not only are we getting less sleep, it’s also interrupted sleep which compounds the problem.
Experts recommend avoiding these apps an hour or two prior to bedtime and switching to airplane mode during sleep time. If you do wake up, resist every urge to bring that phone to your face.