Lifehacker Readers Happy To Sleep With Their Phones

Last week, we asked readers how quickly they turned to their phones after waking, and the answer turns out to be: most of you hit your mobile before you've even had time to wipe the crusty stuff out of your eyes. A whopping 68.% of you said that checking your phone was "the very first thing you do". Add in the 10% who grab their phone as soon as they've been to the toilet, and it's clear that we don't want to be disconnected for long.

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Just 6.7% held off using their phone until their daily commute had begun, while roughly 5% went for each of the other options of waiting until after a shower, checking the phone at breakfast or ignoring it altogether. Thanks everyone for voting, and I hope you sleep soundly tonight and remember to put your phone in bedside mode.


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    "how quickly they turned to their phones after waking" links to http://www.lifehacker.com.au/2011/08/five-things-i-like-about-qantas-reboot/

    "A whopping 68.% of you said that checking your phone was “the very first thing you do"
    Why is it that I find this statistic so very sad? #]

    Its my alarm clock.

    If I don't check it straight away, that little annoying bastard is going to keep going off till I do (or it gets bored).

      Yes, I'm surprised that the survey didn't include an option for those who just use it as their alarm - I am one of those who just shuts off the alarm and then doesn't touch the phone again until on the bus/train commuting to work...

    Yup textbook. If I don't have to drive the kids to school, my waking hour is filled with going thru my morning emails, and tweets and filing things to Instapaper for later reading. I justify it by saying I'm really just on the train to work..right now...as I work from home you see. Its a really hard habit to break and I catch the train on the weekends too.......

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