In our fast-paced lives, are our best friends. If you’re a New Yorker like me, you know how much our lives revolve around our phones. It’s crazy that I’ll answer an e-mail at 2AM if I’m awake. It’s all about being accessible. Not to mention the countless apps we use on a daily basis to get our shit together. It’s crazy when you think about it. What would we do without our phones?
Personally, I do most of my phone fun when I’m laying in bed about to go to sleep. But what if using your phone prior to bed makes things difficult in the morning? A new study shows that using your smartphone before going to sleep is affecting the way you wake-up and how you function at work. For the study, 82 upper-level managers were surveyed at 6AM and 4PM everyday. The study found that using your smart phone past 9PM would decrease your quantity of sleep. The quantify of sleep is just the start — this resulted in depletion in the morning and decreased work engagement.
The same goes for hitting the snooze button. Both make it harder for you to get up early in the morning for work and affect the quality of your work. The use of your phone at night keeps you engaged late and the excessive light doesn’t help either. Maybe this is why I’m always late when I have an early appointment. I want to put my phone down but we all know that’s not going to work.[via]