Relationship between the use of social media and the effects on the sleep cycle among Sri Lankan undergraduate students.


  • Sella Kapu Nipuni Sandupama De Silva Charisma University, Kursk State Medical University
  • Dr.Ghassan Salibi Charisma University
  • Nikolaos Tzenios c



sleep cycle , undergraduate students, Sri Lanka


Background:  University students do not get enough sleep due to many reasons such as mental, health, studies and addicted to social media issues. This research allows to find the impact on sleep cycle of undergraduate students after using social media (Facebook, YouTube and Instagram)

            Methods and materials: A questionnaire which consist of 10 questions was distributed among undergraduate students from Sri Lanka and 207 students responded. Moreover researches, journals and articles from Google scholar and Pub med are used. IBM SPSS software is used to analyze the gathered data.

            Results:  A comprehensive data analysis shows Facebook is the most used social media. Majority, 108 students use social media for entertainment. 114 students use social media before sleep. Among them 54 students have rated 9 as their quality of sleep. And also 28 students who don’t use social media at all have rated 9 as their quality of sleep. 34 students who do not social media before bed time, have rated 10 as their quality of sleep. Findings give the opportunity to compare the quality of sleep between students who use social media before sleep and who don’t use social media.

            Conclusion: This project conveys there is no significance impact on sleep cycle, using social media before the bed time. According to the survey results students use social media for educational purposes and entertainment purposes. Even though they uses social media before bed, they tend to have a good sleep.


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How to Cite

Sandupama De Silva, S. K. N., S, G., & Tzenios, N. (2023). Relationship between the use of social media and the effects on the sleep cycle among Sri Lankan undergraduate students. Special Journal of the Medical Academy and Other Life Sciences., 1(7).

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