15 November 2013

Sleeping With Technology In Bed

One thing that does annoy me about my sleeping habits is that I do have technology in the bedroom. I know that we shouldn't and that it should be the place for sleeping but I think once you are in the habit of checking your phone every 2 minutes, it is hard to break it. 

Both my husband and I have phone chargers plugged at either side of the bed so that we can both have our phones next to us. If I struggle to sleep (which is every night) I will then have a nosey on my phone... 2 hours later, I am shattered and looking at a blank Facebook screen refreshing it and bored. Check Twitter, check Facebook, check my emails... no nothing, check them again just in case, it's never ending. 

Carpet Right were interested to know about sleeping habits and so put together the statistics into this infographic which is called Sleeping with Technology in the Bedroom and explains all about how modern technology affects sleep. 

Sleeping with Technology in the Bedroom - An infographic by Carpetright Beds

In a way I am glad that I am not the only one to have phones in the bedroom. A staggering 52% of people also keep their phones next to the bed and 70% of people will check it before bed to update their social media sites or check out the gossip. 

I must admit one thing though, we do have a television in our bedroom but do not watch it on a night. It is only there for when football is on so I can send my husband away to watch it and I can be left I peace for a few hours. 

So come on guys, spill the beans, do you have technology in your bedroom? Do you check your phone or watch telly in bed? 

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12 comments:

  1. i cant sleep without the tv being on because i wake up during the early hours and watch tv for a bit until i fall back asleep

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  2. I can't sleep with the TV on but usually when I go to bed I read for a while then I get sleepy and I put the light off then go on my phone in the dark for half an hour then find it hard to sleep cause my mind so active after been on my phone but it does'nt put me of I,m just so addicted been on my phone most of the day and also at night.

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  3. Oh my goodness some of those figures are a lot higher than i would of expected, but i am guilty of checking my phone before going to bed and i do take a long time to get to sleep lol maybe i should start leaving it downstairs.

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  4. Before i go to sleep i turn my phone off and have all laptops/tvs ect turned off as i know if stuff like my phone wasn't turned off then i would be up checking it every hour or so

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  5. I have to admit to a couple - having my phone in reach (it doubles as my alarm) and having my tablet by the bed as I use it to read in bed.

    I used to have a TV in my bedroom when I lived alone as I would retreat to the bedroom of an evening and relax in there but we don't have one anymore which I guess is a plus :) x

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  6. I am guilty of a few my phone is always under my pillow and we watch films in bed oops! xx

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  7. We have a TV, a computer, our phones, radios, iPod deck....Guilty as charged!

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  8. I used to have my phone next to me put I play games on my and during the night homer simpson used wake me up saying "better them then me" I now leave it downstairs. xx
    www.jadesjourneyoflife.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. I use my phone as an alarm so its there but I don't use it once I have gone to bed, my partner watches tv in bed but I prefer a book

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  10. in our bedroom we do have our phones with us at night but i use it for the time and alarm on the phone we also have a tv which we sometimes use

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  11. I don't have a TV in my room, but I do sleep with my phone next to my bed as I use it for an alarm.

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  12. I do use the phone as an alarm, at least. Can't believe how many people watch TV on their Smartphone! Isn't it too tiny?

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