Snapchat addiction could lead to serious health problems as users can't get enough of the site

Snapchat users addicted to the social media site could be getting as little as five hours sleep a night.

Almost seven out of ten subscribers claim they regularly wake up in the night to check their ‘snaps’ before they vanish.

Researchers commissioned by bed maker Silentnight say Snapchat – where ‘stories’ disappear after 24 hours – is the social media platform most likely to cause sleep deprivation.

The poll which surveyed more than 2,000 UK residents, found that 68 per cent of Snapchat users had sleep deprivation.

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