Last updated on July 8, 2021

We’re Losing Sleep Over What?!

COVID-19 has changed the world forever. What may have been the leading stressor in many of our lives just one year ago, has expedited the rise of a more alluring leader in sleep loss – social media use.

One in three Canadians between ages 35 to 64 report not getting enough sleep in general. When we dig deeper, approximately 19 percent of respondents between ages 15-64 said they had lost sleep as a result of social media use in the previous 12 months. The association between social media and negative experiences was higher in younger respondents, with about 47 percent of 15-19 year-olds and 28 percent of 20-24 year olds report