Журнал психологии и психотерапии

Журнал психологии и психотерапии
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The Excessive Use of Social Media and Its Relationship to Insomnia among University Female Students in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Halima Mohamed Adam

The purpose of preparing this research paper is to determine the impact of social media use on insomnia disorder among university female students and to determine the relationship between excessive use of social media and their behavioral addictions. The descriptive method was followed, and the sample was chosen in a stratified random manner, as the sample reached 360 students from various disciplines. Social media behavioral addiction indices were measured using the Social Media Usage Scale (SMU), and insomnia disorder measured using an (ID) scale. The results of the study show that there is a statistical correlation between the use of social media and insomnia disorders. Well as the relationship between the type of social media and the number of accounts and preferred social media and insomnia disorders, and the value of each was <0.05. The study concluded that female university students suffer from excessive use of social media, which negatively affected the quality of sleep and their mood.