Do you sleep with something that is doing you more harm than good?
Whenever I fall asleep with my phone close to me, I wake up with a headache. I used to sleep with my phone in my bed. I use my iPhone as an alarm (and almost everything else). During the day, I am mostly glued to my phone and at night, that doesn’t change. When I’m really tired, it’s hard for me to wake up with just an electronic sound so I used to keep my phone in bed with me, to increase the odds that the alarm would be effective. After a while, I noticed that I would wake up feeling a little “tinny” with a dull ache in my body. I tried moving the phone further and further and further away, sometimes leaving it on the other side of the room while I sleep. I still use it for an alarm though so it’s never too far away.
Last night, I was listening to a video when I fell asleep and I woke up with the phone on my nightstand inches away from my head. And a headache. I woke up with a headache that only went away after I forced myself to drink 2 bottles of water, ate a banana and went for a run that felt like my head was encased in a torture device the whole time. Food, hydration and exercise. That’s my normal way of fighting a stress headache and it often works. But I’d rather not have these kinds of pains to begin with.
I’m going back to leaving the phone behind when I go to sleep but I really want to know if this happens to anyone else.
Do you sleep with your phone close to you? Have you ever woke up with a phone-induced headache?