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Is it a health risk to sleep with your phone on by your bedside table? Or even charging? Do you go to sleep with your mobile phone on?

Posted anonymously, 30th September 2015

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  • I don’t leave it charging while I’m in bed as that’s a fire hazard. I do leave it on but not sitting on my bedside table. We have a small home so if for some outrageous reason it rings while I’m asleep, I’ll hear it, may take a bit but I’ll get there.

  • I wouldn’t recommend leaving the charger on overnight. Too dangerous.

  • I still don’t have a mobile phone. I’ll probably get one soon though and will most likely not leave it on unless a family member is out.

  • phone on all the time, I don’t think it is

  • I put mine on flight mode. You also shouldn’t leave the charger plugged in and turned on if it isn’t connected to the phone

  • Lately I have only because I need the alarm on certain days. I have never heard of health issues though .

  • My mobile sits where ever I leave it over night. I don’t re charge it when I go to bed or if I go out, just in case. And I don’t have it on the bedside table

  • well if it is flat it will be off otherwise i just tend to leave it on and in varies areas.

  • I keep mine on. Sometimes I use it as a back up alarm, if I’m feeling particularly tired or worried that I will sleep through one of my alarms

  • Due to radio waves i have been told that it is better to pop it on airplane mode. I personally can’t because my family lives overseas so i need my phone on 24/7

  • Yes,my phone is my alarm clock & it is by my bed on the table.

  • My mobile is always close at night and stays in the kitchen.

  • l go to bed with my moblie phone on,l can’t see how it would be a risk!

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