Millennials are increasingly falling prey to "sleep texting", a new study from Villanova University has found. A growing number of varsity-aged students are texting as they drift off to sleep, or are still asleep - only to forget having sent the messages the next morning.
Researchers surveyed 372 students at two universities. They tracked the students’ cellphone use during sleep and their quality of sleep.
Students were asked how many hours they sleep in the week and on weekends, as well as where they keep their phone while they sleep.
A sizeable 25.6% said they had "sleep texted" before, citing poor sleep quality and their cellphone as factors that influence their sleep.