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Health Alert: Social Media may mean lost sleep

Updated: Wednesday, February 26 2014, 05:17 PM EST
CINCINNATI (WKRC) -- We certainly don't want to discourage whichever social media you choose to use but this study has a word of caution.

We stopped out at BCBG in the Kenwood mall to tell you more about it.  We are here for a fashion show for an organization for women's health.

This study found that the average time is seven seconds according to the National Bureau of Economic Research.  That's how many seconds of sleep you lose for every minute spent on sites such as Twitter.

That browsing researchers found cuts into socializing and other things.  More often than not it cuts into sleep time.  So here is what they want you to remember: It's up to you to limit screen time, but previous studies have also shown the light from the screen itself can be disruptive to your sleep.

So caution at night if you are interrupting to check sites and if you wake up at night checking social media.  The light can hinder you from getting back to sleep.

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