Do you Sleep with your cell phone? Remember this!

Sleeping near the phone - Sleeping with cell phone
@taztheone (1726)
India
September 26, 2009 2:28pm CST
Many of us have a habit of sleeping with the cell phone, either under the pillow or somewhere in the bed. I usually play music on my cell while sleeping & many at- times I used to sleep & when I wake u somewhere in the early morning, I can see that the mobile is still playing the music. There was this incident happened a boy in N.C, was sleeping & his bed catched fire because the battery of his Motorolla cell phone got over heated. Thanks to the dog that was with him as the dog pulled the phone from the bed. The flames was beaten out but the boy suffered burns in his hands. There were many incidents reported across the world about cell phone catching fire, either because of over heating or because of defective batteries. I was surprised to hear this & it was something hard to believe for me, but I still sleep with one under my pillow. So how many of you sleeps with the cell phones in bed?
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@kitty42 (3912)
• United States
26 Sep 09
Hello my friend I think you should put the phone on something next to your bed if you really need to listen to the music, I never do this I se to listen to music on my phone as well, but not when I am going to sleep, o.k maybe once or twice now that I think of it, that was a long time ago, after reading this I will make sure I never do this again, how scary Thanks for posting this my friend. Please be careful.
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@taztheone (1726)
• India
26 Sep 09
Hey hi my friend, it's said that prevention is always better than cure hence I think I'll choose to follow that. Have a lovely time
@kitty42 (3912)
• United States
26 Sep 09
Hello my friend I am glad would hate for anything to happen to my friend. Take care of yourself, thanks again for sharing this.
@taztheone (1726)
• India
26 Sep 09
It's really wonderful to have such caring friends. After all friends like you make my life happy & it's really nice to be your friend & I hope you will have a lot of good friends ( like me) Have a nice time
@Lucky09 (1771)
• Philippines
26 Sep 09
hi taz^^;; Oh i do this! i usually put my cellphone under my pillow because i use it as an alarm clock. Though i have heard several incidents and accidents regarding cellphone catching fire but i don't know why i wasn't alarmed. Anyway, i'm a light sleeper and i'm sure i can easily be awaken just incase similar situation happens. hmmm..but the bed sheets and pillows are a waste if it will be burned
@Lucky09 (1771)
• Philippines
26 Sep 09
yay..thought i was first...hmm my notifications are a bit late
@taztheone (1726)
• India
26 Sep 09
Hey it's nice to see your response. A light sleep is really good so that we can wake up anytime if there is some happenings around. By the way it's a nice avatar& I couldn't recognize you because you have changed the avatar, but then got you by the name.
@Lucky09 (1771)
• Philippines
26 Sep 09
and hey ya..be careful with your cellphone especially if we are buying accessories like extra battery or charger from unknown seller as there are many fake ones that we don't know and i think that is causing the disaster since it is not compatible to the product... well, thanks for appreciating my avatar..thought i need a livelier one so i changed it. don't worry, you still look very handsome on you avatar ...hhmm did u star in Dhoom2 movie?
@Archie0 (4672)
26 Sep 09
[i]Hello there well i dont have to worry about where my cell phone is actually, because i dont have one, i had a simple piece which got lost once.Then i started using a phone which is quite old and does not work well, but then i even thought that i really dont need a phone for myself because i want to still manage myself without one.And i am withoout a phone now and it feels like i really dont need one till emergency i can use my sister's cell phone if i have to do with.[/i]
@taztheone (1726)
• India
26 Sep 09
You don't have a cell phone! Most of the people do have cell phones & sometimes it won't be much of a concern if you don;t have one. However if you get a new boy friend, then I think you will badly need one. Happy Lotting
@coolcoder (2022)
• United States
26 Sep 09
Why would getting a new boyfriend/girlfriend be a reason to get a new cell phone? I don't understand the thinking here. If he or she can't date you unless you have a phone, then to heck with them; you don't need to be with him/her anyway.
@taztheone (1726)
• India
26 Sep 09
Well It's not their need, but it will be our need because we might badly want to talk to our partner. If you get a nice guy, don't you feel link talking to him? So if you have call phone with you, then there will be more privacy & romance in the relation.
@lelin1123 (15645)
• Puerto Rico
27 Sep 09
No I don't sleep with a cell phone in my bed. In fact I turn my cell phone off before I go to bed. I can't believe how dangerous the cell phone is. The other day I heard how not to have the phone plugged into the wall at the same time you are on the phone. That is very dangerous. I just think they are seriously dangerous and I'm getting rid of my phone come January when my contract is up. I also think they are dangerous to your head and ears when you are talking for a long period of time. This is scary stuff.
@taztheone (1726)
• India
29 Sep 09
Even though there are many side effects, today cell is a necessity. It has lots of advantages so that the disadvantages are over looked. Have a nice time
@lelin1123 (15645)
• Puerto Rico
29 Sep 09
The way I see it, I lived 50 years without one I can live the rest of my life without it. Have a great day.
@taztheone (1726)
• India
30 Sep 09
I think you are absolutely right, but it will be the other way from a youths point of view. Have a nice time
@Craicha (801)
27 Sep 09
i do sleep with my cell phone in the purpose of i use it sometimes for alarm but i got a habit sleeping with my cp, cant sleep without it....but im a very careful person..and i dnt leave cp in batt charging unplug n bedtime...
• Canada
27 Sep 09
You also take it with you to the CR and drop it in the toilet..... LOL
@taztheone (1726)
• India
27 Sep 09
Hey that seems like a habit which you might not be able to change. It's always good to be cautious. Nice to see your reply & have a lovely time.
@taztheone (1726)
• India
27 Sep 09
Hey ticob1965, wtf are you saying!
• United States
22 Aug 12
Eek don't tell me these things! My hubby sees nothing wrong with sleeping with his gadgets or even a power cord on the bed. I don't like the idea if it's a safety hazard for a small child why not an adult?
• Sri Lanka
31 Aug 12
ohhhhhh are u struggled with these hobbies?????????? huh!!!! huh!!!!! enjoy man.... enjoy........ life is a joy..
@vandana7 (57187)
• India
27 Sep 09
Hi taztheone, this is enlightening piece! u know I let it charge the whole night on my bed, and everything out here is pretty inflammable, and I dont have any dog! LOL. But I do believe that some pieces may be defective so it is those few that do the damage. Or may be the problem occurs when the piece gets older. But then, does it not justify keeping it close at hand, as the smell and heat will invariably wake us up in time. If we were to leave it at desk then may be some sparks could turn out to be really bad. I hardly use it. :) That is why it is still around I guess. LOL.
@taztheone (1726)
• India
28 Sep 09
Hi, nice to see your response. A study has shown that keeping the cell phone too close to the brain for a prolonged time can cause harm because of the radiation. So I always prefer to keep it a little far form my body. Have a lovely time
27 Sep 09
Oh my! I didn't know this. I am like this. I place my Motorola phone under my pillow. I do it because I use the alsrm in my phone. I can't hear any sound if I place it on my side table, that's why I place it under my pillow.
@taztheone (1726)
• India
28 Sep 09
I think many of us keep it under the pillow for alarm. But Alarm has a good feature of not stopping to ring unless we stop it. Happy Lotting
• Pakistan
27 Sep 09
Hi taztheone. . i usually put my cell phone under my pillow . . I never heard about any incidents regarding it..Thank you for this useful information... :) Now i won't keep it under my pillow..
@taztheone (1726)
• India
29 Sep 09
Ya, we never know when things can go wrong & more over, it's better to prevent some radiation by keeping the phone away from our head. Happy Lotting
@ibuemma (2954)
• United States
27 Sep 09
Well, I put it my cell phone on the drawer next to the bed. I use my cell as the alarm. It just keep singing and singing until I get up and shut it off. I don't know that cell phona can be so dangerous. I know it's dangerous to use your cell phone when you fill the gas at the gas station or use your cell phone on the plane. Well, I should really get an alarm clock then. LOL
@taztheone (1726)
• India
27 Sep 09
Many of us do put alarm on the phone because it's more convenient. Used call phones for around 6yrs now & never faced any such problems, but you can never say when something may happen. Happy Lotting
@mariahp (29)
• Mexico
27 Sep 09
Well, I must confess that I sleep with my cell phone under my pillow too, I took my cell phone with me everywhere I go (even on the shower) and never turn it off, not even for charging the battery.. this sounds weird but didn't know about cell phones on fire hahaa maybe I should be a little bit more careful with this.
@taztheone (1726)
• India
27 Sep 09
You take it even while bathing! Careful no to get it wet. Once my friend took his phone along for bathing & his girlfriend called him in between & while he tried to answer, the phone got wet & got damaged & there goes $250.
@zazagugu (81)
• China
26 Sep 09
I want to say i used to put my cellphone under my pillow without turn it off. But now i don't , i also put it under my pillow but with it turned off. I do it not because of the dear of it's blame but the harm to the people with it's radiation. I heard that the last radiation can harm people. It also exist when you don't make a phone. So just put you cellphone away from you when you sleep or just turn it off. Have a good day and happy mylot
@taztheone (1726)
• India
27 Sep 09
I wonder why you are keeping it under the pillow if you are afraid of radiation & that too switched off. It's better to keep it on silent mode & keep it on the nearby table.
@weasel81 (2502)
• Australia
26 Sep 09
my phone lives on the bedside table, i use it as my alarm clock. then i know where it is and can hear it. also it would most likely end up on the floor during the night if i had it in bed with me.
@taztheone (1726)
• India
26 Sep 09
This is something which many of us face, but I hope nothing will happen to it after continuous falls. Happy Lotting
• United States
26 Sep 09
WOW, I'm glad I never do this. I know people who sleep with their phones because they use the alarm, but I always use a clock radio for that and charge my phone at night. I had a Motorola for two years; I'm glad I never slept with it! I still have it, but now it's in a drawer and I don't think it's even charged, frankly. I got a new Blackberry this month, but I don't sleep with that, either!
@taztheone (1726)
• India
26 Sep 09
Not only fire, but there can be a good amount of radiation that can be hitting your brains & continuous exposure can bring harm to the body. So even though I keep it under my pillow, I don't keep it exactly under my head nor the pillow my head rests. I would keep it at a distance. Happy Lotting
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@Wizzywig (7860)
26 Sep 09
I have mine close to the bed - either on the bedside cupboard or lying on top of my bag beside the bed incase there is any family emergency during the night but I've only fallen asleep with it in the bed once or twice - that's when I've been having text conversations and the responses stopped.
@taztheone (1726)
• India
26 Sep 09
It's very true that we might receive a call at any time & it's always better to keep the cell near the bed. However I hate the idea of someone waking me up from deep sleep. So I always put my cell on Silent mode.
• Sri Lanka
31 Aug 12
Huh!!!! huh!!!! yeah!!!! man I know that when we sleep with mobile phones it will amount to destroy our sperms????? actually it is good advice and comment. thank you very much.
@jpso138 (7844)
• Philippines
25 Aug 12
I usually out my cellular phone on my dresser near the bed when I am about to sleep. That way, I can hear when someone calls me which might be an emergency. But I do not sleep with my phone on my illow. I have heard that cellular signals may cause damage to our body and brain. I am not sure if this is true but better to be safe than sorry.
@fantabulus (4006)
• India
22 Aug 12
I sleep with my phone. My phone is besides of me not under the pillow or on table. Not like to hear the music at night time.
• India
27 Apr 10
yes..i also do the same thing while sleeping. Generally i keep my cell a side to my pillow ..... as i set a alarm of morning but unable to wake up ....
@zhouxi (1756)
• China
10 Mar 10
oh,my god. i used to sleep with my two cellphones.one is used to be alarm.the other i used it every day to conmunicate. the one i used to be alarm i never take it with me,it's always on my bed and being charged.i think just like what you had said it's dangerous.thank you reminding us for it.