Web Insight: how many hours each night do internet users and non-users sleep?
One early worldwide study of television found that those who owned a television slept on average a little bit less than those who did not. Might the internet have the same effect?
The internet does not seem to be associated with less sleep.
There has been a little variance over the years since we first asked this question in the Center’s Digital Future Study in 2000, but, on the whole, no notable difference has been found between the amount of time slept per night on average by internet users versus non-users.
In 2018, which was the last year we asked this question, both internet users and non-users averaged 7.0 hours of sleep per night.
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October 14, 2019