Fear of being out of mobile phone contact, known as nomophobia, was extremely common among college students and was tied to poor sleep health, a preliminary study suggested.

Nine out of 10 university students had moderate or severe nomophobia, which was linked to greater daytime sleepiness, avolition, and poorer sleep hygiene, said Jennifer Peszka, PhD, of Hendrix College in Conway, Arkansas, at the virtual SLEEP 2020, a joint meeting of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) and the Sleep Research Society.

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