Sick % of Americans hold their mobiles like Teddy Bears during SleepJune 30, 2015 15:15
Now the whole world is moving towards mobile. From hairpin to aero plane, all companies are designing their products keeping the mobile thing in mind. Needless to say, the users going mad about it.
On Monday, Bank of America released a report on annual Trends in Consumer Mobility Report, which reveals socking facts on consumers’ behavior toward their gadgets. The results claimed that a sad number of Americans (It’s not sad. its ‘SICK’) are bringing their phone to bed with them or keeping it within reach at night. The report shows how the gadgets intervenes our sleeping patterns.
‘Having it near the bed is not really shocking, as many set up the alarm in their mobiles. But holding it while sleeping like a teddy bear is worrisome’, quips the analysts.
The survey was conducted among 1,000 Bank of America account holders, age 18 and above, who also own smartphones. A large majority of respondents, 71 percent, said they usually sleep with or next to their mobile phone -- and 3 percent of those people said they sleep with their device in their hand, 13 percent said they keep it on the bed and 55 percent leave it on the nightstand.
Almost one in four said that at one time or another, they've fallen asleep with their smartphone in their hand.
Thirty-five percent of respondents said their smartphone is the first thing they reach for when they wake up. Only 17 percent said they grab coffee as soon as they wake up, 13 percent said they go for their toothbrush and just 10 percent said they reach for their significant other.
(A 2014 survey found that Americans consider their smartphones to be more important than sex; and in 2013 almost one in five Americans between 18 and 34 admitted to using their phones while doing the deed.)