Infographic finds an easygoing way to tell us we're addicted to sleep-disturbing smartphones

Infographic finds an easygoing way to tell us we're addicted to sleep-disturbing smartphones

Bynow, it's very much common knowledge that the cold, blue glow emittedfrom your mobile device's screen is anything but a stimulate towardshealthy sleep. The information overload from browsing and consumingcontent hardly helps, either. There is such thing as over-eating oninformation, and frankly, our brains love it - but it comes at theexpense of sluggish performance when used to do anything else.

With 95% of electronics owners"screening" themselves to sleep with a device in hand,sleep impediment is practically a common problem, this infographicsuggests. It was put together by Britain's Big Brand Beds and is, byfar, the most easygoing way to illustrate how we're hopelesslyaddicted to our melatonin-suppressing, sleep-ruining mobile gadgets.Melato-what? You will learn about that, and other interesting bits ofinfo from the infographic. According to BBB's research, 95% of people18 to 29 years old sleep with their phone next to their bed, while anincredible 50% of them sleep in "standby" mode, ready towake up and reach for it if they are to get a notification in themiddle of the night.

Later on, the infographic suggests thatit's better to replace your smartphone or tablet with an e-readerbefore drifting off. Alas, while the e-ink display is extra-gentle toyour eyeballs compared to a full-blown 1080p IPS screen, it requireseither a built-in glow light or room lighting so you can see what'sgoing on, which kind of defeats the purpose. But we love oure-readers nevertheless.

Is your bed a smartphone/tablet-freezone, or do you put yourself to sleep with your favorite apps andwebsites?

via BigBrand Beds



6. andynaija

Posts: 1268; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

I do a little browsing, checking tweets, insta, maybe weather, then turn on Pandora or TuneIn and set timers, and lay down and drift off.....

4. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

I sleep with my phone near by...because I use it as an alarm clock. If clock makers made loud, normal alarms anymore I would use a clock. You have to test clocks in store just to make sure they are loud enough. Either that or make sure it has a radio that can be used.

3. alrightihatepickingusernames

Posts: 474; Member since: Dec 29, 2013

I'm generally web browsing before bed but I finish off by listening to a peaceful song or two. The phone stays off all night.

5. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Yea...I do that sometimes. Its great having separate volume control. Music is low....alarm volume is all the way up. I normally keep alarm, in call volume turned all the way up....notifications low...and ringer at varies levels.

2. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

I glad that this doesnt affect everyone..i watch an hour of video in darkness before I go to sleep and i never wake up until the morning~~

1. chocowii

Posts: 478; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

Whatever, Timely always wake me up on the right time.

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