- iPhone Newbie
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Weird Question: Falling Asleep with the IPhone?
This may sound like a weird question but I sometimes will fall asleep for the night while using the IPhone either listening to my music or ambiance app,etc. I either wake up later with it still in my hand or sometimes even with me laying on top of it. I try to remember to turn it off & put it on my nightstand but doesn't always goes as planned. I always am worried that it may get the screen cracked possibly due to pressure of my weight or even it falling from the bed to floor(that hasn't occured.....yet).
Any else have stories of falling asleep/napping with the phone or worse yet breakage due to this?
- 08-21-2009, 07:30 PM #2
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- 08-22-2009, 12:04 AM #6
OP you need a case, this should keep it safe if it falls off the bed onto the floor. I've been hit by a cyclist(long story) my Iphone which was in a case flew out of my pocket and skated across the street top. I thought it was a goner for sure but not a scratch or problem when I picked it up. As for sleeping on top of it I doubt your body weight would do anything since your matress is softer and will create a pocket for the phone so I doubt you're going to crush it.
- 08-22-2009, 01:53 AM #7
I've fell asleep w/ it in my hand before. I normally wake up though. I don't think you'd break it laying on it if it's on a soft surface like a bed, as a bed conforms to shape. If it's charging or playing music though, I'd worry about it overheating more than anything.
Mine sleeps about 12 inches from me on my nightstand on the charger
- 08-22-2009, 05:53 AM #8
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- 08-22-2009, 09:36 AM #11
The signal to my body that it is time to sleep is reading a few pages in bed. For years, this meant falling asleep with the lights on and the book in the bed. For the last six or seven years, I have been reading e-books. I do this with the lights off. Both my Treos and my iPhones shut themselves off when I fall asleep. (iPhones will not turn off if music is playing.) They also remember where I was in the book without using a bookmark.
So, have been sleeping with smartphones for years. No ill effects on the phone. Positive effect on me; I sleep better with the lights off.
There may be some small risk to the phone. However, this use has already survived half a dozen phones with no damage. Usually the phone can be found at arms length but I have awakened on top of it and once or twice found it on the floor. No damage.
The Treo had a little LED that flashed green every 15 seconds or so when it could hear the network. This made it easy to find in the dark. I have to find the iPhone by touch. Perhaps someone will build a feature into an e-reader.
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- 08-24-2009, 12:16 PM #16iMore Intermediate
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- 08-25-2009, 01:49 PM #18
I fall asleep with WunderRadio with music from some far away place around the globe. Have a close attachment to my device as well as it's the first thing I look to when I wake up. I dock it on my Bose and fall asleep with sum music in the Netherlands.
- 09-12-2009, 09:17 AM #19
- 09-12-2009, 09:33 AM #20iPhone Newbie
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Yes I always intend to put it up when I think im about to fall asleep but that plan seems to always fail, when I wake up in the morning I find it under my bed or still in my hand. I am also very frightened that I may one day wake up and see that my phone to has a broken screen. Does anybody have tips?
- 09-15-2009, 09:58 PM #21
- 09-16-2009, 10:01 AM #22iPhone Intermediate
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As for damage, I have a snug fitting rubber jacket that I found at an AT&T store. I've dropped the iPhone at least twice with the jacket on and it just bounces. No harm done. Without it, I hate to think what would happen. I only remove the jacket when recharging for heat reasons. And even then, it seems so naked without it.
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- 09-16-2009, 06:30 PM #25iPhone Newbie
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I put mine under my pillow and leave it on iPod to shuffle the songs. I just make sure the volume is loud enough so i can still hear it thru my pillow.
You dont have to worry about cracking the screen or dropping it... unless of course you sleepwalk... which is a completely different story lol