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Texting In The Dark Hits Student Grades

Forbes – Nick Morrison

“Students who text in the dark get less sleep and perform worse at school than those who put down their phones when they switch off their lights. New research suggests that the sleep-delaying impact of ‘blue light’ emitted from phones is intensified in the dark, and results in students feeling sleepier during the day and performing worse in tests. In contrast, texting before lights out was found to have no impact on academic performance. The study adds to a small but growing body of evidence on the importance of sleep for teenage brains, suggesting it should be given the same weight as nutrition and exercise in promoting healthy bodies and minds.”(more)