Washington D. C, Feb 5 : If you find yourself checking your Facebook account many times during the day, then it is a sign of compulsive behavior, which, according to a recent study, is a result of lack of sleep.
Researchers at the University of California, Irvine demonstrated that lack of sleep, in addition to affecting busy college students' moods and productivity, leads to more frequent online activities such as browsing Facebook.
"When you get less sleep, you're more prone to distraction," said lead researcher Gloria Mark, adding "If you're being distracted, what do you do? You go to Facebook. It's lightweight, it's easy, and you're tired."