Do you switch off your mobile phone, when you go to sleep at night?

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  1. ChitrangadaSharan profile image57
    ChitrangadaSharanposted 3 years ago

    Do you switch off your mobile phone, when you go to sleep at night?

  2. SANJAY LAKHANPAL profile image86
    SANJAY LAKHANPALposted 3 years ago

    No. Never. Perhaps someone, somewhere may be in need to contact you. There may be an emergency. Switching it of will defeat the very purpose of it.

    1. ChitrangadaSharan profile image57
      ChitrangadaSharanposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you SANJAY ji, for responding to the question!
      I agree with you and that's the reason even I keep my mobile phone on during night. But I keep it on minimum volume. With some advantages there are some disadvantages as well.
      Thanks!

  3. B. Leekley profile image90
    B. Leekleyposted 3 years ago

    No, either because my wife asks me to set its alarm clock to wake me up so I can wake her up -- she is hard of hearing -- or because I forget.

    1. Au fait profile image91
      Au faitposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Even if you turn the sound off (not the phone, just put it on silent) your alarm will still work and wake you up.  Try it.  Put phone on silent and then set the alarm for 3 minutes or so from now.  The alarm still works.

    2. ChitrangadaSharan profile image57
      ChitrangadaSharanposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you B.Leekley, for answering the question!
      I agree with Au fait--the alarm can work even if the phone is on silent mode. As long as you are getting a good night's sleep, it is O.K. to keep the phone on. Thanks!

  4. Au fait profile image91
    Au faitposted 3 years ago

    I used to keep my cell phone on silent all the time because I wasn't allowed to answer it at work anyway, and I had a landline at home in case of emergency when I was there.

    Now I leave my cell phone on all the time and it even gives me notices when I receive messages in different places -- email, FB, etc.  Thing is, when I'm sleeping soundly, it doesn't wake me up anyway.

    As daughter has informed me more than once, and her father before her, the best people to call if it's truly an emergency is 911.  Very few people have the ability to help you if it's a true emergency anyway, and driving yourself to the hospital if you're really in trouble is foolhardy.  You won't likely have any emergency equipment with you if needed, and whoever is driving -- you or someone else -- will be a terrible driver trying to pay attention to the road and to you or the injured person at the same time.  Call 911 when necessary.  That's what all those tax dollars are for.

    If one of my relatives calls to tell me someone has died (they're all up in the northern states), exactly what am I supposed to do about it even if I were up there at their bedside instead of 1800 miles away?  Exactly.  Call 911 for true emergencies and call at a decent hour for everything else.

    If I hear the phone I will answer it regardless of the hour, but I would hate for a friend or relative having a heart attack or who was bleeding profusely from an accident, to call me.  There's nothing I can do except tell them to call 911, or do it myself.  Every minute counts in such a case so don't waste them calling me.

    With most phones the alarm still works even if you put the phone on silent.  If you turn it off it won't likely work at all.  Just put the phone on silent while you're sleeping and your alarm should work as usual.  Like I told Mr. Leekley, to put your mind at ease, test your phone.  Put it on silent, then set your alarm for 2-3 minutes from now and see if the alarm works as usual.  It should.

    1. ChitrangadaSharan profile image57
      ChitrangadaSharanposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      That makes sense! Thank you for answering, Au fait! The reason why I asked this question is that according to recent researches, people are being sleep deprived due to mobile phones near their pillow. It affects peaceful sleep somehow. Thanks again!

  5. Harishprasad profile image82
    Harishprasadposted 3 years ago

    Personally, I don't switch off the mobile but this is a good suggestion. If we have landline facility at our disposal and our relatives and friends are aware of that, we can relieve our mobile of night duty.

    1. ChitrangadaSharan profile image57
      ChitrangadaSharanposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you Harishprasad ji, for your response! I have land line connection, but mobile is more convenient. We have become so much used to remain connected with family/ friends that keeping the mobile on is unavoidable. Good if it does not affect sleep

  6. janshares profile image96
    jansharesposted 3 years ago

    Yes, I cut it off and charge it. I only keep it on if I use the alarm to wake up really early. I worked for many years at a job where I was on-call and had to keep on a cell and pager. It feels good to have a choice not to hear beeps and pings at night and get some sleep.

    1. ChitrangadaSharan profile image57
      ChitrangadaSharanposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks janshares, for your response!
      Yes, those beeps and pings disturb a lot in having sound sleep. But we have become so much used to remain connected, that even if we may not like it, we have to keep the mobile phone on.
      Thanks again!

  7. Just Ask Susan profile image89
    Just Ask Susanposted 3 years ago

    No I never turn it off because I got rid of my land line and my cell is the only way people can contact me.

    1. ChitrangadaSharan profile image57
      ChitrangadaSharanposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Same here!
      Even I never turn it off, although I have land line connection also.  But mobile phone is convenient, since the numbers are stored. Keeping it on is necessary to remain connected with family members living abroad.
      Thanks Just Ask Susan!

  8. manatita44 profile image85
    manatita44posted 3 years ago

    No. Sometimes I put it under the pillow. More often, it sits on the carpet at the bed head and wakes me at six for Meditation. Om Shanti!

    1. ChitrangadaSharan profile image57
      ChitrangadaSharanposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you manatita44, for responding to the question!
      That's the reason I asked this question, since recent studies and researches have shown that mobile phones are affecting sleep patterns and therefore health.
      Thanks and have a good day!

  9. peachpurple profile image84
    peachpurpleposted 3 years ago

    i put my cellphone downstairs while i sleep upstairs, closed door, so I can't hear the phone ringing. Cellphone has radiation, shouldn't sleep with it

  10. pintsize21 profile image60
    pintsize21posted 3 years ago

    Personally I leave my phone on incase someone contacts me late in the evening. Generally speaking if something is urgent, someone will send you a text regardless of the time, therefore it might be important; furthermore I would recommend charging it in the evening and possibly overnight.

    1. ChitrangadaSharan profile image57
      ChitrangadaSharanposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks pintsize21, for responding to the question!
      Yes, I also keep it on, but on a low volume, so that it does not interfere in the sleep. My family members usually text me, if they have to send some important message. Thanks and have a nice day!

  11. R-Gabrielle profile image60
    R-Gabrielleposted 3 years ago

    No, I do not. I probably should, considering it does some damage to the phone battery with it being on constantly.

    1. ChitrangadaSharan profile image57
      ChitrangadaSharanposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you R-Gabrielle, for answering the question!
      I am not sure about the battery but it definitely affects the sleep. Thanks and have a god day!

  12. MarleneB profile image97
    MarleneBposted 3 years ago

    No, I do not turn off my mobile phone when I go to sleep at night. I do, however, turn off the sound because some people have no sense of courtesy when it comes to calling or texting. They obviously assume that if they are awake, I must be awake too. I don't like to be disturbed at night. The only reason I leave my cell phone on is because I use it as an alarm clock and while the sounds for calls and texts are turned off, the sound for my alarm stays on.

    1. ChitrangadaSharan profile image57
      ChitrangadaSharanposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks MarleneB, for answering the question!
      That's the right thing to do. Sound sleep is very important for sound health. Thanks and have a good day!

  13. brakel2 profile image78
    brakel2posted 3 years ago

    This is probably not a good habit, but I listen to relaxing music on my phone at bedtime, and fall asleep before I have a chance to turn it off. I used to use a Sony Walkman for this purpose , but that wonderful invention is hard to find these days. It used to have a feature that would make it keep playing. Where are the good old standbys that were safer to have in our sleeping areas?

    1. ChitrangadaSharan profile image57
      ChitrangadaSharanposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you brakel2, for your response to the question!
      Ah! Even I miss those good old standbys. Listening to soothing music at bedtime on my Sony Walkman.
      Thanks for sharing your opinion!

 
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