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WhatsApp and Facebook Eat 1.5 hours of your Daily Sleep

Yes, now that the world is so helplessly obsessed with Facebook and WhatsApp, that we analyze how the happy-little selfish world of apps and social networking isn’t so fascinatingly harmless after all.

According to the doctors at National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHNS) Bengaluru, the use of internet for Facebook and WhatsApp is making people delay their sleeping habits by more than 1.5 hours per day, which could have certain long-term effects on our health that could gain mass through ageing.

Furthermore, not only people are going to bed past the off hours, but also are waking up late to catch up with the sleep, resulting in lowering of the percentage of sound sleep to a feeble sum as they kept on checking their phones and tablets at-least for four times, even after retiring to bed.

The reports which came in 2016 after the study was done by the Service for Healthy Use of Technology (SHUT) suggests that there were some specific apps that are to be found keeping people away from sleeping hours are: WhatsApp (58.5%), Facebook Messenger (32.6%), Gmail (45.3%).

To make this worse, more than 95% of the people already know about such precarious effects from such actions, but only consider it to be just another number on the newspapers.

Currently, when the ‘hush-hush’ regarding mental health is finally breaking in the country and people are opening up and being more and more intrigued to learn about its know-hows, it is quite a fact that 90% of the heart attacks are caused to people who have or had been suffering from sleep disorders.

Certain facts which we can’t ignore about now this giant Newton-laws-turned-to-ballistic-missiles of internet apps are:

  • 42% of respondents postponed work to be online
  • 3-5% of the respondents preferred internet over work, meals, personal hygiene, meals, sleep and even interaction with family in real-time.

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