A sleep doctor is calling for Brits to cut down on the time they spend on social media this new year after a study revealed the effect it has on sleep, reports About Manchester.

Dr Nerina Ramlakhan is urging social media users to cut down on the amount of time they spend on Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat as one of their New Year’s Resolutions.

A recent study by bedmakers Silentnight analysed the link between social media and sleep deprivation, and the results revealed the two are closely linked.

The study, which questioned more than 2,000 UK residents on their sleep habits, found that 68 per cent of Snapchat users said the platform prevented them from sleeping, with as many people admitting to waking up in the night to check their snaps.