This Teen Hated Not Being Allowed A Smartphone – Until She Learnt An Invaluable Lesson

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Given the array of apps at our fingertips, smartphone usage continues to increase. According to research by U.K. mattresses manufacturer Silentnight, 81 percent of people have their phones switched on 24/7. This even includes when they’re in bed.

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Indeed, there are some further concerning statistics uncovered by the study. For example, 40 percent of those quizzed said that they had checked their smartphone during the night, after it had disturbed their sleep. Furthermore, it was suggested that numerous people spend more time on their devices than they do actually getting some sleep.

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The Silentnight study indicated that the average person will spend eight hours and 21 minutes of their day sleeping. This, however, lags slightly behind the time they might spend on their devices, such as phones and laptops. Indeed, the survey suggested that people will spend eight hours and 41 minutes per day on their gadgets.

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