Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Phones Don't Sleep...

The Chronicle of Higher Education
Research by Human Development and Family Studies Assistant Professor Sue Adams has shown a "hidden" effect of technology -- the sleep deprivation resulting from their 24/7 use. The Chronicle of Higher Education recently reported on her findings, "Bleary-Eyed Students Can't Stop Texting, Even to Sleep, a Researcher Finds," and the story was covered by numerous other media outlets, including Princeton Review. For the story, URI student Michelle Fox also spoke with the reporter about her smart phone use habits. On a related front, CNN recently referred to the earlier results about the prevalence of "sexting" from the same study -- see the earlier news on this.