10/09/2014 12:04 pm ET Updated Oct 09, 2014

Arianna On 'Good Morning America' Shares The Piece Of Advice She'd Give Her 20-Something Self

Arianna Huffington has a message for millennials: put down your phone.

"This is the truly digital generation," said Huffington, co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post, during a Thursday appearance on ABC's "Good Morning America."

"They have gotten used to being always on," Huffington continued. "We need to disconnect from technology and reconnect with ourselves and our loved ones."

Huffington is trying to push her message specifically to millennials, explaining the advice she'd give to herself in her 20's is to "sleep more and stop worrying."

Her message is backed up by a study from the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota that found poor sleep patterns were a predictor of bad academic performance, depression, feelings of isolation or chronic health problems. Separate research from the University of Alabama shows college students are much more likely to be sleep deprived than the general population, which students blamed on stress. Even more research at Dartmouth College showed stress rose as time spent sleeping went down.

If nothing else, just keep in mind sleep deprivation can have a negative impact on your physical appearance.

Watch the video above to learn about Arianna's sleep challenge and get a look at HuffPost's nap rooms.



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