Using your smartphone before bedtime isn't a good idea, and here's why

Using your smartphone before bedtime isn't a good idea, and here's why
Good idea: using your smartphone during the day for all kinds of neat stuff like looking up things on the internet, getting driving directions, listening to some music, or socializing with your buddies. Bad idea: using your smartphone late at night before bedtime when it is not really necessary. And that's not only because you are depriving yourself from sleep, it's because you are affecting your own health.

Yet despite it being a pretty bad habit, it is estimated that 95% of people use some kind of a gadget before sleep, be it for texting, surfing the web, or watching TV. Perhaps not all of them realize that doing so makes it difficult to fall asleep afterwards. 

So in case you are one of those folks who regularly use their smartphone or tablet in bed at night, check out the infographic below very carefully. And probably, you might want to consider getting one of these.



FEATURED VIDEO

16 Comments

1. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4766; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

I can't imagine anyone depriving themselves any gadgets before they sleep. It has become a lifestyle. Literally saying, i even sleep next to my phone.

15. metalpoet unregistered

my phone is next to me and the tv is on! lol

2. brandonrana

Posts: 57; Member since: Nov 04, 2012

Iam one of those addicts.. And thank u PA its Very helpfull. Now i'll use my phone comparatively less!

3. eisenbricher

Posts: 973; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

True in every aspect, but I can't give up on gadgets, they are my life! I'd rather prefer living 60yrs with them, instead of 80yrs without 'em.

4. mr.techdude

Posts: 571; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

I heard that even people who sleep with there phones especially iPhone next to them or under the pillow can cause brain damages due to radioactive waves and iPhones produce way more then any other phone on the planet so be careful guys

8. ibap

Posts: 865; Member since: Sep 09, 2009

mr.techdude - not much of a techdude. Radiowaves - maybe. "radioactive waves" - not And if you're going to caution about that - guys, don't put them in your jeans pocket either. Think what else it might damage. damages? "way more then" - ? Another post typed on a glass screen where someone comes across as e.e. cummings and can't be bothered to fix their typing.

5. mr.techdude

Posts: 571; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

If ur waking up with a minor headache means that ur affected by it but in the ln the long term u van have major problems and becareful again

9. ibap

Posts: 865; Member since: Sep 09, 2009

More typing on glass.

6. Wiki_jaan

Posts: 704; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

its true and happening with me .............. Good article BTW.

10. fervid

Posts: 183; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

I usually fall asleep using my phone, so I don't have an issue with sleep after.

11. The_Innovation

Posts: 648; Member since: Jul 18, 2012

It's simple, firstly, put it on vibrate, and second, don't leave it right next to you when you sleep, put it on your computer desk which is next to your bed. Soon as you wake up in the morning you will grab it. This way, when you wake up sometimes late at night for no reason, you'll be lazy to actually get up and grab your phone, since it won't be in your hands reach.

13. Jyakotu

Posts: 867; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

I usually use my phone at night as well, but I usually use my phone at night to get the battery low enough so I can put it on the charger at night.

14. bolaG

Posts: 468; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

Man who doesnt like to look at porn before going to sleep? Night time usage will never end for me :p

16. Fuego84

Posts: 357; Member since: May 13, 2012

Come on I always log in to Rage of bahamut before I go to sleep it actually helps me fall asleep.

17. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

I need to start reading in bed more. I do find it hard to fall asleep sometime. Maybe get off the PC about 30 minutes or so before bed and spend time on a book or magazine before bed.

18. atsamman

Posts: 74; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

I like watching movies on my tablet before going to sleep but actually I sleep an average of 8 hours is what i am doing still wrong?

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at https://www.parsintl.com/phonearena or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit https://www.parsintl.com/ for samples and additional information.