Do you turn off your mobile phone when you go to bed at night?

China
June 18, 2008 10:47am CST
My sister always asks me to turn off my cellphone. We all know the radiation, some say don't use your right ear, try the left one, cause the right will cause bigger harm; and some others say don't use the mobile phone it there's only one battery left, cause at that time the radiation is 100 times bigger. As no body will call you, generally speaking in the midnight, so my sister urges me to turn off it. Well, i used to turn off every day. But now i gradually don't do this. I sometimes forget, and i'd think it's only 6 or 7 hours left, it has to be turned on early tomorrow morning when i wake up. Do you turn off? Please share **Enjoy life~~**
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@bombshell (11265)
• Germany
27 Jun 08
yes i turn off everynight coz its disturbing and if there is emergency they can call online phone.
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• China
4 Jul 08
Hey, pal, ya, i agree. If we have an online phone or some other ways, we can try to turn off the cellphone and let it take a break for a while. Thanks for sharing.
@bombshell (11265)
• Germany
4 Jul 08
correct!sometimes needs a rest just like human right?
• China
18 Jul 08
Yeah, mobile needs rest as well
@ellie333 (21018)
27 Jun 08
I turn mine off when I get into bed and switch one when I wake I have an Angel battery in mine which eliminates the biological effects of the radiation from a mobile phone but I only use mine for emergency and not to talk much really. Ellie:D
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• China
18 Jul 08
Hey, ellie, i thought i have already answered this, i remember the Angel battery, maybe in another discussion
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@ellie333 (21018)
18 Jul 08
Thats ok, yes I do think it was mentioned before in the dangers of using mobiles phone. Ellie :D
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@gemini_rose (16192)
4 Aug 08
I never turn my phone off at night, mainly because I use it as an alarm clock and also I like to check the time if I wake up in the night. But also I leave it on because you never know if you are going to get a phone call in the middle of the night. Bad news usually waits until the early hours and as our house phone is downstairs we would never hear it!
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• China
4 Aug 08
Thanks, gemini_rose. My cellphone will activate the alarm even it has been turned off. That's good. Yeah, i do know that some brand of cell phone don't have this kind of function. But an alarm will easily replace it, it's not expensive. I agree bad news usually happens in the middle night, but i hope there won't be a piece of bad news. So better turn off But yeah, you can leave it if you have certain reasons for it. Enjoy life
• United States
7 Jul 08
I normally leave my cell phone on but no one calls me. The only time i use my cell phone is to call my wife if I am at home to check on how the kids are doing.
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• China
13 Aug 08
Hey, you can turn off the phone most of time and turn on it if you need to make a call
• Malaysia
4 Jul 08
no my cell phone on 24 hours, none stop. it's there any problem if i've turn it on 24 hours aday?
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• China
13 Aug 08
Maybe you'll be waken up by the tone if you don't turn it to silent mode. And i guess there's radiation.
@jag003 (127)
• Philippines
27 Jun 08
I never do this, I like having it on all the time it bugs me a lot when I can't use my phone because it's almost always active 24 hours a day 7 days a week...
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• China
4 Jul 08
Oh, you must be addicted to cellphone?
@SHAMRACK (8521)
• India
27 Jun 08
Dear friend, I do switch off if I at home and would let others to contact in land phones if it is emergency. While staying away from home I do not off my cell phones. In case if it is out of charge or damaged only it is offed.
• China
4 Jul 08
Hello, shamrack,if i got a land phone in my rented house, i will definitely turn off and let them call that number. Thanks for sharing.
@sk66rc (4257)
• United States
27 Jun 08
I try to, most of the times... There are few times when I keep it on at night, when my daughter stayed over night at her friend's house, when my girl friend was sick & ended up in hospital for 3 days, etc, etc... But normally, I turn my phone off at night when I go to sleep...
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• China
4 Jul 08
Thanks for sharing, sk66rc. Enjoy life
• Philippines
5 Jul 08
No. My phone should always be available all the time. So that they can contact me even in the middle of the night. I always check my phone everytime I drink water between the time of 2-3am.
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@youless (99246)
• Guangzhou, China
28 Jun 08
I don't turn off my mobile phone when I go to bed at night. Because my mobile phone is a smartphone, although it has so many nice features. However, it also has one shortcoming. That is when I turn it off, the alarm won't ring by itself next day. Since I regard my cellphone as an alarm clock, so I won't turn it off. I love China
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@pillusch (1148)
• Mexico
27 Jun 08
I'm not too worried about radiation, it seems that lately it has become clear that there is really no danger (the whole scare was probably started by the traditional phone companies anyway LOL). And I don't turn it off at night because I use mine as a an alarm clock. Once a year maybe I get a call at 3:00 in the morning, somebody trying to reach his/her sweetheart, and getting the phone number wrong, but that's about it. And that's ALL I do with my cellphone, I use it as an alarmclock and to receive and make phone calls. I don't listen to music, I don't make movies, not even photos...
@rsa101 (23534)
• Philippines
26 Jun 08
I don't turn my cellphone off at night or any day. I always leave it on even when charging. There was studies that these are just myths and not factual basis at all. I even seen one show that claimed that you could pop you popcorn on a ringing cellphone. It was done on a live TV and it showed that non did really pop out.
• China
26 Jun 08
Hey, rsa101, i just saw the show yesterday, my friend sent me via email. Four cellphones in four direction and they all these four cellphone, and then popcorn comes out~ Lynette
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@rsa101 (23534)
• Philippines
26 Jun 08
I think what you saw was the youtube video that shows that popcorns really popout. What I saw was one of those daily morning shows that mimic the youtube video. They were suspecting that they put something hot underneath that prompted the popcorns pop out. Because they did what is excatly shown in the video but none of the popcorn really pop out.
• China
26 Jun 08
I got it, so it's fake. There are people who curious enough to mimic it, lol. I don't believe from the very beginning Lynette
• Hong Kong
27 Jun 08
No! I won't. I have it on silence anyway and therefore it won't wake me up. I guess I am too lazy to turn it off at night and then turn it on again.
• China
4 Jul 08
wow, lazy, i have to say. We are afraid of missing some important calls, as you turn it silent, why not turn it off, it may take the same time for you to press the button.
• Indonesia
26 Jun 08
i turn it off when i go to bed. this habit increase our cellphone battery's durability. yes sometime i also forget to turn it off.
• China
4 Jul 08
Hey, that's a good habit, thanks for sharing
@curious888 (1212)
• Malaysia
26 Jun 08
Normally, I turn off my cell phone when I go to bed at night. Because I don't want to be disturbed by wrong numbers at night. But I will turn on my cell phone when I wake up in the morning.
• China
4 Jul 08
Hey, curious, you're right, sometimes wrong numbers will disturb us. You know recent years, there are also numbers call on purpose and hang before you ask it. Then if you call back your mobile will be charged maybe 10RMB for making that phone. I hate those guys who make benefits from this.
@myliezl0903 (2731)
• Philippines
26 Jun 08
no i don't turn it off coz im using it as my alarm phone in the morning.,thats why im placing it underneath my pillow.,thanks for that info! have a nice day ahead! see you around!
• China
26 Jun 08
Wow, put it underneath your pillow? You can put it somewhere else, you can still hear the alarm. So far as i know, if you set an alarm and turn off the cellphone, some mobiles will turn on automatically when it's the right time in the morning. Lynette
@joyce959 (1561)
• Philippines
19 Jun 08
I don't turn off the mobile phone at night. It is there in my bag, just in case there's a call or message in case of emergency call from family / relatives. There's so many sources of radiation that we can be exposed to, like the computer, television sets, not just the cell phones.
• China
26 Jun 08
Hello, joyce, sorry for my late response. Yeah, there're many sources of radiation, that's why I try to reduce with my best effort. I don't turn off because i'm afraid of missing important calls from boss or colleagues. Lynette
• Canada
18 Jun 08
I don't turn off my phone at night. However, I also don't keep it that near me that it should cause harm, I hope. It's usually somewhere on my nightstand or even sometimes in a different room. I think as long as you don't constantly keep your cellphone near your body, it should be fine. I like to leave it on just in case a do get a call in the middle of the night, like if there was an emergency.
• China
19 Jun 08
Hello, doubloonie. Yeah, especially don't always put it beside your chest or head. Leave the phone away from you even if you've turned it off. **Enjoy life~~**
@trell8402 (274)
• United States
18 Jun 08
I don't turn my cell phone off at night. I don't charge it at night while I'm sleeping though. My cell phone is the only phone I use, so I leave it on in case of emergencies.
• China
19 Jun 08
Hello, trell, thanks for sharing. **Enjoy life~~**
@excellence7 (3496)
• Mauritius
8 Jul 08
Thanks for sharing the idea friend. I have heard that we should not be too much addicted to mobile phones because its radiation effects are very harmful. Very rarely I switch off my mobile at night. But now onwards I will try to keep it off to be on the safer side.