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6 Reasons sleeping with your cell phone could be dangerous

Posted by on Oct. 27, 2016 at 9:13 AM
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6 Reasons sleeping with your cell phone could be dangerous

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Most of us are guilty of scrolling through e-mails and social media on our cell phones before falling asleep. There's just this insatiable urge to check in on our social circles, send out a few likes and update our friends right up until the last second we're awake. It's and endless need to for our minds to be entertained, but did you know this has its negative side as well? Going to sleep with your mobile device can do more harm than you think. Below, six reasons why you shouldn't fall sleep with your phone next to you.

1. If you want a good night's rest, it's best to leave any gadgets outside of the bedroom. Not only will information overload keep your mind whirring when it should be winding down for the night, but the light emitted from devices with LED screens will trick your body into thinking it's daytime. In order to fall into its natural circadian rhythm and fall asleep easily at night, your body needs to produce melatonin, a hormone that can be inhibited by the glow given off by your entertaining gadgets. Turning off all screens at least an hour before bedtime will send the signal that it's almost time to call it a day.

2. Likewise, tuning in as soon as you wake up every morning could drag out the time it takes you to get ready and out the door on time.

3. Sleeping with your phone can also make it hard to relax because your mind is on alert just waiting for a call or message to startle you awake.

4. When you happen to wake up in the middle of the night, it could be your habit to reach over to your nightstand and see if any new messages came in. Doing this will only make it more difficult to go right back to sleep.

5. Your bedroom should be a haven for only two things: sleep and sex. Letting gadgets into your bedroom will negatively affect one or both. How many times haven't you woken up next to your partner only to have him browsing the Internet on his phone or answer work emails instead of cuddling with you? And I'm sure you've been just as guilty of doing the same from time to time. Take your time in the bedroom to be intimate, connect with each other, and engage in some pillow talk.

6. Sleeping with a mobile phone could become a fire hazard if you tuck it under your pillow. The device could overheat and cause a spark, leading to serious injuries while you're dozing. A teen inadvertently set her bed on fire after the battery in her Samsung Galaxy phone went aflame. Talk about a close call!


Are you obsessed with going to bed with your phone?

by on Oct. 27, 2016 at 9:13 AM
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Bmat
by Emerald Member on Oct. 28, 2016 at 9:43 AM

No, I plug it in in another room where we have a plug in station. But I have heard it is a good idea to keep a phone near the bed in case of home intruders.

Alexsi1
by Silver Member on Oct. 28, 2016 at 10:57 AM

I keep it close by, in case of an emergency (I take care of my mom and she has some medical needs). But once I'm in bed, that's that.

Hottmomma607
by Trica on Oct. 28, 2016 at 1:01 PM

I use mine as an alarm.

autodidact
by Bronze Member on Oct. 28, 2016 at 3:11 PM

I don't leave anything IN the bed, but by the bed. and yes, I have my gadgets in my bed, it's where I study. 

PeppermintyTea
by on Oct. 28, 2016 at 3:13 PM
It's on my nightstand. I sleep fine.
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by Sapphire Member on Oct. 28, 2016 at 5:26 PM

Mine is always plugged in in the bathroom :)

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