Thursday, October 25

For this reason you should never sleep with your Smartphone!

For this reason you should never sleep with your Smartphone!
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US firefighters recently warned against using your smartphone or maybe tablet during bedtime. 

In fact, they even had several photos posted of a charger which had literally caught on fire somewhere between bedsheets and a pillow. 

The idea of sleeping with a smartphone in your bed it's a dangerous habit which you should get rid of for many reasons. The first reason is that the light from the screens can prevent us from sleeping and therefore make it difficult for us to sleep. 

Watch out for the fire 

However, recent reports show that it is possible for you to end up being in a hospital if you put your phone on a bed while it is charging.US firefighters in Newton, Massachusetts, recently shared photos on their Facebook account showing sheets and a pillow that were burned down by an iPhone charger. According to the fires department, "a study confirmed that 54% of children/teenagers are charging their tablets or phones either on their bed or under their pillow".This makes it difficult for the battery charger to dissipate heat on these surfaces, so it never stops heating before it ignites. The best thing to do is to place your smartphone on a surface that is open to air. On top of that, it is recommended to use a manufacturer certified charger, as this provides an additional safety guarantee. And that means you've been warned and you' re all set for a good night's sleep.

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