9 Reasons You Shouldn’t Take Your Phone To Bed With You

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9 Reasons You Shouldn’t Take Your Phone To Bed With You

We’re all a little bit addicted to our smartphones, with about 79% of Aussies owning own of the devices.

In fact, collectively, we look at our phones more than 440 million times a day!

So, it’s no surprise that as our phones have become more of an extension of ourselves than as a tool to be used, they’ve made their way into new places in our homes. One of these places is the bedroom, with almost one in two Australians admitting to taking various kinds of technology to bed with them. As our phones are the clear favourite, many of us are heading to bed with our phones very close by.

Well, now is the time to stop that. It turns out that taking your phone to bed is just about the worst thing you can do for your self, your sleep habits, and your health.

9 Reasons You Shouldn't Take Your Phone To Bed With You

Why? Let us explain.

1. It Makes It Difficult To Sleep

Your phone puts out an artificial light. When your body sees this light, it responds by producing less melatonin, which is the chemical you need to have to fall asleep, and to make your sleep cycle regular. If you regularly struggle to fall asleep, getting your phone and other light emitting devices out of the bedroom should be your first step.

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2. It Interrupts Your Sleep

Phones light up and make noise for all kinds of reasons, and unless you switch them off (unlikely, if you’re using it as an alarm) having it near your bed is a recipe for an interrupted sleep. Phones ding when messages are received, when notifications come through, and in some models when they have finished charging, all potential interruptors for your rest.

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Oceana Setaysha

Senior Writer A passionate writer since her early school days, Oceana has graduated from writing nonsense stories to crafting engaging content for...Read Morean online audience. She enjoys the flexibility to write about topics from lifestyle, to travel, to family. Although not currently fulfilling the job of parent, her eight nieces and nephews keep her, and her reluctant partner, practiced and on their toes. Oceana holds a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Writing and Indonesian, and has used her interest in languages to create a career online. She's also the resident blonde at, where she shares her, slightly dented, wisdom on photography, relationships, travel, and the quirks of a creative lifestyle. Read Less

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