Do you put your cellphone beside you when you sleep?

@daryljane (3439)
Philippines
September 27, 2007 7:36pm CST
I DO!!! I dont know, its like my mind is already configure that my cellphone is right beside my pillow when im sleeping anytime of the day. Its like its not complete..lols! Also, theres this time when i have to have my cellphone checked due to virus, i have to set my mind that my phone is not there...what a crazy thing to do.. I mean, i know theres this lots of studies going around about cellphone and all its radiation thingie..i know about that, but what i can do, im also using it as part of my alarm clock, also there are times that i wake up in the middle of the night, the first thing i check is my phone maybe someone sent me a msg...considering of course that philippines is the number 1 text capital in the world..thats a blast eh?? what do you do guys, do you put your cellphone beside your pillow when you sleep or somewhere else?
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@mepibot (388)
• Brazil
28 Sep 07
Yes! I do too. Haha, it´s weird, because, i don´t usually use my cellphone like a clock alarm, just sleep with here in my side for i listen the sound when i received a message or for send a message. ^__^
@daryljane (3439)
• Philippines
28 Sep 07
yeah...thats really wierd..im still thinking about it too..but im not using my phone for music, i do have ipods..but there are times that i use it because some of my fave songs are in my phone and i havent transferred it to my ipod yet..but im working on it..thanks! :)
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@shy_gal (235)
• Malaysia
28 Sep 07
I also do it. I will put aside and use it as alarm clock, If not, i won't wake up in the next morning. My parents have scold me for doing this which it is not good for our health. So i think i will should put away from me instead beside with me.
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@daryljane (3439)
• Philippines
6 Oct 07
i can remember how many times my mom scolded me for doing that too..coz there are lots of times she wakes me up and sees my phone right beside my head...oh thats how stupid i am..lols!:)
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• Canada
28 Sep 07
While going for sleep i always but my cellphone near bed so that it must be easy for me to pick and reply if someone calls me, also i use my cellphone as alaram clock with different ring tunes as it is easy for me to recognize alaram.
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@daryljane (3439)
• Philippines
6 Oct 07
yeah, mine has different alarm then my other housemates alarm tone for me to know which is which..especially that i wake up anytime of the night when i need to work on grave yard shift.
@subha12 (18453)
• India
28 Sep 07
I also used to do until a few days ago. Now I don't need to keep it switched on in night while sleeping. So i leave it on a table. I have got rid of that habit.
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@daryljane (3439)
• Philippines
4 Oct 07
yeah, hard habit to break!lolz ! :)
• United States
28 Sep 07
i dont. I really hate it when i get woken up by the cell
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@daryljane (3439)
• Philippines
4 Oct 07
well, theres always an option for you to have it on silent mode when youre asleep...
• Philippines
28 Sep 07
i place my cellphone on the table beside my bed. I am uneasy whenever i don't have my cellphone with me. So It has to be close to me.
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@daryljane (3439)
• Philippines
4 Oct 07
same here..its like a part of my life..lols!:)
@Melody1 (968)
• India
28 Sep 07
I used to do exactly the same as you.But like you've mentioned,the ill effects of radiation and memory loss as its result,are reasons enough for me to stop keeping my cellphone on bed beside my pillow.Instead,I now keep it in the lowest rack of my bedside table.I don't know how good is that,but now I feel that I can reach it easily and its at a safe distance from me.Yes,I too use it as an alarm clock.
@daryljane (3439)
• Philippines
4 Oct 07
since i started with this discussion, i turned my cellphone off already when i go to sleep at night. and place it nearby though enough for me to reach for it when the alarm goes off...
• Singapore
28 Sep 07
Ever since I use my cellphone as alarm clock, I've put my cellphone beside me when I sleep. I would turn off my cellphone when I sleep because I do not want any disturbances. It is also easier for me (lazy bum) to reach for my cellphone when the alarm goes off haha.
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@daryljane (3439)
• Philippines
4 Oct 07
yeah...same thing that happened to me this morning, when the alarn went off, i just went and press stop and went on sleeping where the effect is, im got late!!! lolz :)
@chym1101 (169)
• China
28 Sep 07
hello, daryljane. I usually put my cellphone beside my pillow too, but I turn it off. First, I don't want to be disturbed when I am sleeping; then, as all know it is harmful to our health when the cellphone is so near to us. The necessary radiate is enough, so avoiding it when we have a rest is essential I think.
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@daryljane (3439)
• Philippines
28 Sep 07
yeah..thats what im going to do from now on, turn if off when i sleep...the thing about my cellphone is that its ON all the time..it only turns off when it ran out of battery lolz! :)
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• United States
28 Sep 07
I usually do no matter where I sleep, mainly because I also use my cellphone as an alarm clock which comes in handy especially when I am away from my own room and own clock.
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@daryljane (3439)
• Philippines
28 Sep 07
yeah, me too, i dont care where i sleep as long as my cellphone is right next beside me..lolz! :)
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• India
28 Sep 07
Cellphone - A cellphone has become vital for this generation.
Hi daryljane! I am a marketing professional and majority of my calls received on my mobilephone are work related. Still I do not pick any calls in between 11-30 in the night when i go to sleep till 6-30 in the morning when i wakeup since i keep my mobile in silentmode during that time.I need my 7 hours sleep to charge me up for the next day and do not like to be disturbed by calls in the midst of the night.Anyone who wants to contact me can wait till morning or leave an sms. I use my mobile phone as alarm too though i do not need one to wakeup.
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@daryljane (3439)
• Philippines
28 Sep 07
good for you, at least people know when to contact you..but for me, im on with different shift and sometime work at night, so im sleep during daytime, where most of my friends are awake..thats the time that they send me messages, some are important, some arent..
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@lynboobsy11 (11346)
• Philippines
28 Sep 07
Yes I do but not under my pillow cuz sometimes it feel down when I move. I have a small table beside my bed and I put it there for I can saw what time is it. And I don't want to missed any call from my family that's why I have to put it beside me.
@daryljane (3439)
• Philippines
28 Sep 07
in my room in my moms place, i do have a small table beside my bed, but im my room on the city, i have none and everytime i get home from work, i get to sleep right away..just put the alarm on and im on my way to dream land!
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@williamjisir (22903)
• China
28 Sep 07
Yes, I put my cell phone next to my pillow when I sleep, but I turn it off after I set the alarm clock. It will automatically alarm when it is time to alarm. I don't leave my cell phone on while sleeping as it radiates to our brain damaging our health.
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@daryljane (3439)
• Philippines
28 Sep 07
hmm...okies..il turn it off when im asleep then..thanks for the advice, anyways, it will alarm even when its off..
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@gr8life (6253)
• Malaysia
28 Sep 07
Hello daryljane, I don't put my cell phone beside me when I go to sleep. But it is somewhere in the house, nearby me. Maybe in my computer room, or my dressing table or in the living room ... *laughs* I hate being disturbed my a telephone ring when I am fast asleep. However, my cell phone is switched on 24 hours a day... Just in case there is an emergency call...
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@daryljane (3439)
• Philippines
28 Sep 07
there are actually times that i place my cellphone on silent mode when im sleeping, especially when im really tired and is not expecting any important call of msg..
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@butterfly39 (3907)
• Philippines
28 Sep 07
My daughter has a cellphone and we try to place it in a place where it is safe. When we sleep we switch it off of course so in the morning we can still receive messages...
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@daryljane (3439)
• Philippines
28 Sep 07
ill try practicing that from now on..like is said, its like my mind is already configured for that..lolz! :0
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@lisa_wxy (393)
• China
28 Sep 07
once in a while,i did put my cellphone beside my pillow,then i can pick it up anytime it rings. about a few weeks ago,i heard of that it is harmful for our health becuase of radiation.it will kill your brain cells. so now, i don't.
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@daryljane (3439)
• Philippines
28 Sep 07
yeah, i do know about the radiation, and im working on not putting in beside my pillow...hehehe! :)
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• Philippines
30 Sep 07
I put it on the table...
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• India
29 Sep 07
i do put my cellphone beside me but i put it as i like to listen to music in the night and so i put it close to my pillow and connect it with the headset a listen to music. i also put it beside me as feel anything can happen at anytime so they will be calling me so i will be able to help them but the fact is that it never had happened till now........
@mbrown81 (114)
• United States
29 Sep 07
Actually, before I got married I usually put my cellphone beside my pillow. And now, when I got married I just put that in my dresser and infact I turn it off. There was one time I put that beside my pillow and suddenly someone texting me. oh! my gosh my husband just so mad at me, so after that happened no more cellphone beside me.
@gharinder (2044)
• India
29 Sep 07
yes, i too keep by cellphone close to me, the first reason for that is that i dont have any time piece in my room so always have to depend on the cell phone and secondly i use the alarm clock of my phone, whether i sleep during day time or if i have to wake up early in the morning. although i hate to read messages in the mid of night, usually these are not the messages sent by friends.
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