Sleeping Next To Charging iPhone...Is it Bad For You?

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  1. ghsNick macrumors 68020

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    My professor was telling us today how sleeping next to your mobile phone while it charges is bad for you...I've slept next to my iPhone for years and was wondering if there was any truth to this?
     
  2. DeusInvictus7 macrumors 68020

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    It's probably the same basic theory as talking a lot on your phone is bad for you too. Wireless signals emit a small amount of radiation, but you'd have to be exposed to it for a LONG time before anything really happens.
     
  3. greytmom macrumors 68040

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    I think the "for years" is your answer.

    I have my iPhone, iPad and Kindle chargers set up on my headboard (it's a book case headboard). So I sure hope it's not an issue!
     
  4. Eallan macrumors 6502

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  5. pbrooks macrumors regular

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    It only a problem with Samsung phones. Apple phones are completely safe. :)
     
  6. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    Wireless signals ARE radiation.

    The rest is valid though :)
     
  7. GrandPhrase macrumors 6502

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    Turning the phone off, or even airplane mode is fine though right?
     
  8. THE BG 86 macrumors regular

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    I've thought about this before.. I hope not as it's been charging right next to me for years..
     
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  10. calvy macrumors 65816

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    Your professor is assuming you aren't using iOS6's sleep mode. He read a study somewhere that stated sleeping with your iphone next to bed causes you to not get a restful sleep because you are constantly getting mail and other notifications all night. It has nothing to do with radiation, it's all about the disturbance.
     
  11. Prof. macrumors 601

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    So keeping my iPhone in my front pants pocket is bad for my testicles...?:confused::eek:
     
  12. minik macrumors 65816

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    I always flip on Airplane mode and place it next to my pillow. Occasionally, I forgot and left WiFi on while I was sleeping.
     
  13. Eallan macrumors 6502

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    You're still alive????
     
  14. itsaustinh macrumors member

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    I've heard that the temtptation of using the devices throughout the night and disturbing sleep patterns can be bad for you, but I don't think sleeping near the devices will do any harm. unless you have them all surrounding your head I don't think there's anything to worry about lol
     
  15. TheBuffather macrumors 6502

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    You turn your phone on airplane mode each night when you go to bed? :confused:
     
  16. minik macrumors 65816

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    Yes.

    Yes, it's my iPhone 4 aka alarm clock. The 4S is charging far away.
     
  17. Calidude macrumors 68000

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    Charging doesn't make a difference. The cellular signals are still bouncing into your DNA.

    I keep my phone on the other side of the room when I sleep. Helps to wake up with alarm anyway.
     
  18. austinguy23 macrumors 6502a

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    It's just theory with no evidence to support it. If it were true the FCC would be all over it.
     
  19. nostresshere macrumors 68020

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    i hab bein sweepn wd me fone 4 yars and zip prolems her
     
  20. jimN macrumors 6502a

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    When you say "next to you" at night, do you mean in the bed or on a table. In the bed is not healthy and will likely affect your chance of reproducing.
     
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    It's certainly plausible, but one has to evaluate the risks in his life and measure out what is and is not worth dedicating synapses to worrying about.

    FWIW, I'd say we ought to be more concerned about whether we wear bicycle helmets, if we text while driving, how much alcohol/cigarettes we consume, or how much absolute and utter CRAP labeled as "food" we shovel down our gullets each and every day.

    Those are the things worth worrying about.

    Peace out,
    Will

    :apple::apple::apple:
     
  23. Surrylic macrumors regular

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    The FCC banned bananas
     
  24. IllIllIll macrumors 6502a

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    Just use common sense, the jury's still out about whether or not EMR from all these cellphones are causing damage to our bodies.

    I wouldn't sleep with the phone right next to my ear, but if it's sitting on a table next to your bed that should be fine. EMR decreases exponentially as distance increases, so the farther away you keep your phone, the less energy you're exposed to.
     
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