Cellphone at Bedside

Philippines
June 4, 2008 6:27am CST
Do you keep your cellphone at your side whenever you sleep at night? I do.I keep it at my side so I could answer a call right away whenever I got a call. It has been part of my sleeping time to have my cellphone beside me since I worked in a manufacturing company where operation is 24/7 and I need to respond to any call from the plant anytime of the day whenever the line needs my attention or disposition to something else. How about you, do you keep it at your side whenever you sleep? Why do you do it?
6 responses
@beybes08 (125)
• Philippines
4 Jun 08
Yes, I sleep with my cell phone at my bedside because I use it as my alarm. That's dangerous actually. Radiation from a cellphone causes sleep disorders and can also cause cancer.
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• Philippines
6 Jun 08
yes, i agree with you that it causes sleep disorders because it awakes you everytime there is a message sent or somebody calls you in the middle of the night....hehehe. does the radiation that it emits really that enough to cause cancer? i read an article about that before but there were a lot of contentions regarding it...
@nanajanet (4437)
• United States
6 Jun 08
I keep it in my bathroom, which is attached to my bedroom. I will not keep my cell phone on my body (only in my purse) or next to me. It's not healthy. I use it as an alarm, too. If you shut it off, the alarm will still work, at least on my phone. This way if someone texts me (and I get some junk texts at odd hours) or a wrong number (yes, that, too), it won't wake me. I also have one of my extension, land line phones in my bathroom because it never fails when I am sitting down to do "you know what" is when the phone rings, lol. That rarely rings in the middle of the night, at least it hasn't in years, but for emergencies from family. There are many articles on the dangers of keeping cell phones near you. Check our mercola.com. He's got many.
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• Philippines
6 Jun 08
hi nanajanet, thank you very much for sharing the site on where i could check on the dangers/effects of keeping your cellphones near you. Because i thought they were all under contentions still and yet to be proven. definitely, i will be checking the website you recommended. thank you very much!
@kame_w (104)
• China
5 Jun 08
I kept my cellphone at my bedside when I was in college. I usually send messages and read e-book before I went to sleep, and I used cellphone as a alarm clock as well. But I know it is not a good habit to keep cellphone at side. So now I don't do this any more.
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• Philippines
4 Jun 08
I keep my phone near me at night too. well, since i work nights, i keep it handy in the morning when i sleep. i need to answer phone calls any time of the day, so, i need to make sure i get that call or message right away. good day!
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@roanne05 (1292)
• Oman
4 Jun 08
yes i also have this habit...i also make my phone my alarm clock..
• Philippines
4 Jun 08
hi roanne05, so it became a habit to you too. any reason why you do it? are you also expecting calls anytime of the day or night? or maybe, you are just attached with your cellphone and you could answer immediately any call that you'll have?
@roanne05 (1292)
• Oman
4 Jun 08
i am not expecting any calls at night, i will might not answer it coz of sleepiness,,,but i use it as an alarm...
@nanayangel (7691)
• Philippines
4 Jun 08
HI there fortknox! I don't sleep with my cellphone beside me. I put it on top of my study table.
• Singapore
4 Jun 08
same here. i put it next to me is for alarm and calls and text messages.