It has come to my attention that using social media before going to sleep is more than just a habit. It has gotten to the point where my sleeping patterns are seriously disrupted without this nightly ritual of checking social media. After the first two nights, I felt as if this social media use was an addiction and that the nights of restlessness and inability to fall asleep were my bodies way of going through what seemed like withdrawal. That being said, the third night had dismissed that theory. Had social media use been a true addiction, I would have forced myself to try and use social media before bed, even if my body was tired. Instead, I accepted the fact that I was exhausted and found sleep much easier. The conclusion I have drawn for this data is that using social media before going to sleep has become part of my nightly routine. Much like brushing my teeth or putting on my pajamas, if I did not use social media at night, something just felt off. Days in which I could not brush my teeth before bed, I spent long periods of the night thinking about how bad my breathe must smell. Whenever I was unable to wear my pajamas to bed, I would spend a large chunk of the night thinking about how uncomfortable I was. The same idea applies here with social media. I am so used to having a mindless task to do before bed that requires no effort. I could be on Facebook and Instagram for an extended period of time until my body and mind exhausted themselves, and then I could just close my phone and go straight to sleep. What also adds to the appeal of using social media is the fact that it is so easy to access, via phone, and at the same time I can turn it off and go to sleep without much effort. In doing things like reading before bed, we have to get up to turn off the lights and what not, but with social media all we do is shut off our phones without even having to leave bed or have any lights on.