Texting can be a great way to stay in touch, but it also has its downside. It can make you lose sleep, not give undivided attention to important things, etc.
According to a recent study in the journal Psychology of Popular Media Culture, putting aside your cell phone can yield great results as constant use of it can be disruptive to your sleep patterns as the more people texted during the day the poorer their sleep was., the Huffington Post reported.
Texting during the time spent with loved ones can prevent full engagement and your divided attention could keep you from what's truly important.
Texting while driving and even while walking on the street can be very dangerous as 18 percent of "distraction"-related deaths are associated with cell phone use.