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

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    ghsNick

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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?
     
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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.
     
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    greytmom

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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!
     
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  5. macrumors regular

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

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    Wireless signals ARE radiation.

    The rest is valid though :)
     
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    Turning the phone off, or even airplane mode is fine though right?
     
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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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    armoredsaint

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    so does masturbating, it'll make you go blind :p
     
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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.
     
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    Prof.

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    So keeping my iPhone in my front pants pocket is bad for my testicles...?:confused::eek:
     
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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.
     
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    You're still alive????
     
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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
     
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    You turn your phone on airplane mode each night when you go to bed? :confused:
     
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    Yes.

    Yes, it's my iPhone 4 aka alarm clock. The 4S is charging far away.
     
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    LOL this gif is so funny!

    btw, you will die first at the old age before the phone can do harm any damage to u anyway.
     
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    Calidude

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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.
     
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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.
     
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    i hab bein sweepn wd me fone 4 yars and zip prolems her
     
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    jimN

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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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    willmtaylor

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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:
     
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    The FCC banned bananas
     

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