October 16, 2013
Shooting Off Those Last Few Texts In Bed Is Ruining Your Sleep
A new study (arenít they all?) reveals that those spate of pre-slumber text messages are leading to a poor nightís sleep. BetaBeat reports.
The Psychology of Popular Media Culture surveyed nearly 100 annoying college students about the quality of sleep and the average number of texts they send every day. Results showed that the more text messages sent, the worse off the nightís sleep is Ė probably due to all those tired fingers.
According to Today, the authors noted the problem was after they sent their texts, their needy friends would text them back. As a result the phone buzzing or beeping ruins the personís REM cycle and knocks them from a healthy sleep pattern. Even worse, the students feel pressured to respond to said text, no matter how late (or early) it is.
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