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Why I Put My Phone Beside My Pillow When I Go To Sleep
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When I call it a night, I put my cell phone beside my pillow. I then crawl into bed beside my husband, and I drift off to sleep. I keep my phone beside me for two reasons.

First, my husband is a heart patient. If he had a heart attack during the night, I would not want to waste time going to the living room to get my phone off my TV tray. The time spent could cost him his life. By having my phone beside me, I can respond to the situation in a timely manner. There is also another reason why I keep my phone beside me: our safety.

We live in an area that is a bit rough. We often worry about individuals in our neighborhood possibly breaking in. If this ever happened, I would want to be able to call 9-1-1 to report the break-in. That way, the criminals could be caught, and we could be safe. There is one nighttime situation that I do not need to worry about, however: texting in my sleep.

I do not need to worry about this because I do not own a smartphone. My phone is capable of sending and receiving texts, but typing a text message on my phone is much harder. The difficulty of composing a text, combined with the added expense, is why I do not send text messages. Because I do not have to worry about sending text messages in my sleep, I avoid the problem of sending messages that do not make sense. I could just imagine sending a message to my mom or one of my sisters, for example. If I composed and sent this message in my sleep, there is no telling what it might say. The receiver of this text would likely be very confused. On the other hand, we might both have a good laugh over it.

If you tend to text in your sleep, you might want to consider hiding your phone. Put it in your dresser drawer, for example. This is a place that you probably visit often. If you put your phone there, you will see it every time you open your drawer. Therefore, you will not worry that you lost it.

When you have put your phone away, you can then get the sleep that you need, and you can dream sweet dreams. That way, you can be rested and ready for another day.


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