I recently did a little internet search that resulted in learning just how many types of phobias and fears exist in today’s world. For example, Octophobia is the fear of the figure eight. Chromophobia is the fear of colors. Koumpounophobia is the fear of buttons. And phobophobia is fear of phobias! One new phobia that researchers have been looking at lately is known a nomophobia, which is the fear of being out of smartphone contact. You may or may not be surprised to find that eighty-nine percent of our college students report experiencing moderate to severe nomophobia. And those who experience more severe forms of nomophobia are also more likely to experience poor sleep quality, including trouble falling asleep, restless sleep, and the resulting sleepiness during the day. One remedy is to curtail the use of phones before bed. God has created us with a need for sleep. Help your kids sleep well by removing phones from their rooms.