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Do You Sleep With Your Cell Phone?

Turns out our addictions to our smartphones and laptops aren't just affecting our love lives and vacation time.

According to AOL's E-Mail Addiction study for 2007, 40 percent of e-mail users have checked their e-mail in the middle of the night. Which means, people are sleeping with their laptops, smartphones (ie BlackBerries, iPhones and Treos) right at their bed side.

Apparently men are more likely to check their e-mail in the middle of the night, with 44 percent saying they've checked vs. 36 percent of women.

I can't say I've ever woken up to check e-mail on my computer, but whenever I see the red light blinking on my BlackBerry I do reach over and sleepily check my messages. Are you guilty of checking your mail in the night?
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uacosj uacosj 8 years
nope. no one calls me anyway.
gruaig_rua gruaig_rua 8 years
I sleep with my cellphone only because I use the alarm to wake me for work. I have it completely switched off so that nobody can text or call me - I am a total grumpy ass when woken! :rant:
BeachBarbie BeachBarbie 8 years
No, I need uninterrupted sleep. :zzz:
Jivespeaker Jivespeaker 8 years
I also just use it as an alarm clock. I'm sure in 10 years I'll have some cute brain tumor because of it. :/
sugar-and-spice sugar-and-spice 8 years
Yes, i would even tie my celfone with a scrunchie on my hand so i dont worry that it fall off my bed while i was sleeping :)
ThePerfectScore ThePerfectScore 8 years
yeah my cell is my alarm
ThePerfectScore ThePerfectScore 8 years
yeah my cell is my alarm
beingtazim beingtazim 8 years
don't have one but i have my DS next to my pillow as it is my alarm clock.
Savvy1 Savvy1 8 years
my cell phone sleeps next to me and yes I am guilty of checking e-mail in the middle of the night. I am a HR manager for a global company so I get e-mails from all of our European offices in the middle of the night. I usually wake up to 30+ e-mails a day.
KiwiLu KiwiLu 8 years
haydee: LOL
KiwiLu KiwiLu 8 years
haydee: LOL
haydee haydee 8 years
my charger is right next to me by the lamp shade. Guilty as charged
mwmsjuly19 mwmsjuly19 8 years
Oh hell to the naw.
mwmsjuly19 mwmsjuly19 8 years
Oh hell to the naw.
Calliegirl25 Calliegirl25 8 years
I keep my blackberry near for the alarm. So of course if I see that red light blinking in the middle of the night I just have to check it.
thatsmypurse thatsmypurse 8 years
While my husband was deployed to Iraq I did, but he's home now so I figure phone calls can wait 'til morning if I don't hear them.
everythingnice everythingnice 8 years
I too sleep with my cell phone, it's on the night stand of course and I use it as an Alarm clock.
leigha926 leigha926 8 years
guilty...i sleep with my blackberry and my macbook next to my bed...and i check my blackberry every time i wake up...i'm addicted.
GreenTea GreenTea 8 years
I don't chek my e-mail on the cell phone (it's still too expensive here) but I do sleep with my ibook on the night stand
starofsorrow starofsorrow 8 years
I sometimes use it as an alarm, but its vibrations aren't good enough to wake me up immediately, so it's not too often. I DO sleep with my phone near me (usually skin to phone contact) if I'm expecting a text message from a friend about something important.
starofsorrow starofsorrow 8 years
I sometimes use it as an alarm, but its vibrations aren't good enough to wake me up immediately, so it's not too often. I DO sleep with my phone near me (usually skin to phone contact) if I'm expecting a text message from a friend about something important.
vickysecret vickysecret 8 years
Like many others, I use my cell phone as my alarm, so it stays in the bed with me. I usually don't answer phone calls, but I'll read a text in the middle of the night if I hear it, but it won't get answered till the morning.
freegracefrom freegracefrom 8 years
Yeah, I have a second job that I have to get up at 1am for... because I'm paranoid I'll sleep through my alarm, I use my cellphone as a backup alarm.
shafiii shafiii 8 years
my cellphone is in my bed wiht me, but not for email mostly for time and texts. i have to admit though in the middle of the night, if im laying in bed and about to go to sleep i will get up and check my email just before. but with people i love in different time zones i think im allowed that right =P
ninjastarlett ninjastarlett 8 years
My cell phone doubles as my alarm too.
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