Remember when people used to complain that all teenagers wanted to do was SLEEP?  They've found something WAY more important than that.

A new study out of Rhode Island found that the AVERAGE 18-year-old girl spends more time TEXTING than SLEEPING.

All of the women in the study were college freshmen.  And they spent an average of 12 hours a day texting, going online, and using social networks . . . which is a pretty liberal definition of the term 'texting.'  But still, it's clearly a lot more time than they spent sleeping. The study didn't include men.  Read more here Eurekalert