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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 10 years
nope. no one calls me anyway.
gruaig_rua gruaig_rua 10 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 10 years
No, I need uninterrupted sleep. :zzz:
Jivespeaker Jivespeaker 10 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 10 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 10 years
yeah my cell is my alarm
beingtazim beingtazim 10 years
don't have one but i have my DS next to my pillow as it is my alarm clock.
Savvy1 Savvy1 10 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 10 years
haydee: LOL
haydee haydee 10 years
my charger is right next to me by the lamp shade. Guilty as charged
mwmsjuly19 mwmsjuly19 10 years
Oh hell to the naw.
Calliegirl25 Calliegirl25 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 years
My cell phone doubles as my alarm too.
SpanishRose SpanishRose 10 years
Yes, my cell sleeps with me, but for 2 reasons only-1.)I'm paranoid, and want a way to call the cops if there's an emergency or a psycho cuts the phone lines 2).It's got a very loud alarm and wakes me every time
bugness bugness 10 years
I like to leave mine next to me in case of emergencies and so it's there when I wake up. I've fallen asleep with my laptop next to me too, but only when I can't sleep and use it to make my eyes tired. And this may sound like a strange question vienvien, but what's your locale? I imagine somewhere with more advanced technology, because 12 years ago, my family's cell phones barely had a display; much less, text messaging capability.
ktownpolarbear ktownpolarbear 10 years
i only use my phone for the alarm clock function, otherwise, i'm such a heavy sleeper, i don't hear if i get texts or not.
pinkraindrops pinkraindrops 10 years
My only complaint with my blackberry is that when I'm half asleep I have to fumble a lot to find the right buttons.
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