Bleary-Eyed Students Can't Stop Texting, Even to Sleep, a Researcher Finds

A study of more than 200 students at the university to further examine what role cellphones play in their sleep habits. Students, the researchers found, were losing an average of 45 minutes of sleep each week because of their cellphones. The phones were disrupting sleep and, in turn, were associated with higher rates of anxiety and depression because of insufficient rest. While depression is a well-documented side effect of a lack of sleep, Ms. Adams said, the anxiety element was something new.

Bleary-Eyed Students Can't Stop Texting, Even to Sleep, a Researcher Finds