Refereed review article in scientific journal (A2)

Social media platforms and sleep problems: a systematic literature review, synthesis and framework for future research

List of Authors: Kaur Puneet, Dhir Amandeep, Alkhalifa Amal Khalifa, Tandon Anushree

Publisher: Emerald

Publication year: 2021

Journal: Internet Research

Journal name in source: INTERNET RESEARCH

Journal acronym: INTERNET RES

Number of pages: 32

ISSN: 1066-2243


Purpose This study is a systematic literature review (SLR) on prior research examining the impact of the nocturnal use of social media platforms on a user's sleep, its dimensions and its perceptually allied problems. This SLR aims to curate, assimilate and critically examine the empirical research in this domain. Design/methodology/approach Forty-five relevant studies identified from the Scopus and Web of Science (WoS) databases were analyzed to develop a comprehensive research profile, identify gaps in the current knowledge and delineate emergent research topics. Findings Prior research has narrowly focused on investigating the associations between specific aspects of social media use behavior and sleep dimensions. The findings suggest that previous studies are limited by research design and sampling issues. We highlight the imperative need to expand current research boundaries through a comprehensive framework that elucidates potential issues to be addressed in future research. Originality/value The findings have significant implications for clinicians, family members and educators concerning promoting appropriate social media use, especially during sleep latency.

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