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

By now, it's very much common knowledge that the cold, blue glow emitted from your mobile device's screen is anything but a stimulate towards healthy sleep. The information overload from browsing and consuming content hardly helps, either. There is such thing as over-eating on information, and frankly, our brains love it - but it comes at the expense 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 infographic suggests. It was put together by Britain's Big Brand Beds and is, by far, the most easygoing way to illustrate how we're hopelessly addicted to our melatonin-suppressing, sleep-ruining mobile gadgets. Melato-what? You will learn about that, and other interesting bits of info from the infographic. According to BBB's research, 95% of people 18 to 29 years old sleep with their phone next to their bed, while an incredible 50% of them sleep in "standby" mode, ready to wake up and reach for it if they are to get a notification in the middle of the night.

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

Is your bed a smartphone/tablet-free zone, or do you put yourself to sleep with your favorite apps and websites?

via Big Brand Beds



1. chocowii

Posts: 478; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

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

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~~

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.

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.

6. andynaija

Posts: 1259; 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.....

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