Emerging Adults' Text Message Use and Sleep Characteristics: A Multimethod, Naturalistic Study.

  title={Emerging Adults' Text Message Use and Sleep Characteristics: A Multimethod, Naturalistic Study.},
  author={Karla Klein Murdock and Mikael Horissian and Caroline Crichlow-Ball},
  journal={Behavioral sleep medicine},
  volume={15 3},
Emerging adults use text messaging as a principal form of social communication, day and night, and this may compromise their sleep. In this study, a hypothetical model was tested linking daytime and nighttime text message use with multiple sleep characteristics. Subjective and objective measures of texting and sleep were utilized to assess 83 college students over a seven-day period during an academic term. Greater number of daily texts, awareness of nighttime cell phone notifications, and… CONTINUE READING


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