From VOA Learning English, this is the Health & Lifestyle report.

A new study has found that social media could be affecting the sleep of young adults. The study is a project of researchers at the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Medicine. They found that young people who often use social media are more likely to suffer from sleep disorders than those who use social media less.

The researchers say doctors should ask young adults about their use of social media when treating sleep issues. “This is one of the first pieces of evidence that social media use really can impact your sleep,” said Jessica C. Levenson. She is a postdoctoral researcher in the university’s Department of Psychiatry. She was the lead author of a report on the study.

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This teenager will spend the night at a sleep disorder center in Kansas City, Missouri. She is among a growing number of teens suffering from sleep disorders. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, 2004)

This teenager will spend the night at a sleep disorder center in Kansas City, Missouri. She is among a growing number of teens suffering from sleep disorders. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, 2004)