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Texting in Bed Can Cause Anxiety

Texting at Night Can Cause Anxiety, Poor Sleep Patterns

Preliminary research on children with sleeping problems finds that texting at night leads to poor sleep, irritability, and anxiety. The study of kids and teens found they send an average of 34 texts after they've supposedly gone to bed and increasingly fall asleep with their phones at their sides, waking up upon receipt of a new message. Understandably, this causes interrupted sleep patterns and can even be linked to anxiety disorders.

Find out more after the jump.

A few years ago, most of you admitted you slept with your cell phones, and I'm willing to bet that number is just as high, if not higher, today. Computer use and television watching before bed has already been proven to affect sleep, so I'm not surprised that texting and cell phones present the same problems.

While the research was conducted on kids and teens, based on my own experience, late-night texts, emails, and other messages can be distracting and disruptive for adults, too.

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