Don't Take Your Smartphone To Bed If You Want A Good Night's Sleep

A newly study says nearly 7 in 10 children kept their mobile device either in bed or within easy reach. And 29% of the younger group actually sleeps with the device, compared to 12% of parents. 

40% of teens use a mobile device within five minutes of going to sleep; 26% of parents do that. Equally disturbing: 36% of teens wake up at least once during the night to check the device; about 1 in 4 parents do likewise.

Suffice it to say having the phone nearby is detrimental to getting a good night’s sleep, which studies link to obesity, poor performance at school (or work) and behavioral problems.

At minimum, you should put the device in silent or Do Not Disturb mode.

32% of teens and 23% of parents said they check their devices in the morning within five minutes of waking up; 64% and 62%, respectively, check within a half hour.

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