September 13, 2010

Do You Sleep With Your Cell Phone?

It’s difficult to separate many Americans from their cell phones, even when they’re asleep. Among those who own a cell phone, 65% of adults say that they have slept with their phone on or right next to their bed. Nearly all young adults (ages 18-29) make sure their phones are never too far away at night; fully 90% sleep with their cell phone on or right next to their bed. By comparison, 70% of 30-to-49 year olds with phones sleep with their phones close, as do 50% of 50-to-64 year olds and 34% of those ages 65 and older. Not surprisingly, heavy cell phone users — both those who use their phones to constantly text message and those who use it to make numerous voice calls — are more likely to sleep with their phones. Adults who have slept with or near their phones are also more likely to feel positively about their phone. Read More