According to an IDC Research report, 63% of nearly 7,500 people surveyed said that they immediately reach for their phone upon waking up every morning. That number jumps to 74% with just 18-24 year olds.
Furthermore, 79% of all people surveyed said that they use their smartphone within 15 minutes of waking up, while a whopping 89% of 18-24 year olds use their phones within this timeframe as well.
So, why we suggest you not to use you phone in the morning?
As the survey data indicate, getting ready for work in the morning is something that many people try to streamline so that it doesn’t take as long to get ready. However, for a majority of people, the first thing in the morning before work is to unplug their mobile power bank and use the iPhones or Android devices, which might seem harmless to one’s routine, but it’s actually wasting time, killing productivity and is even perhaps unhealthy.
Smartphones can be a huge distraction when you’re trying to get ready in the morning, and you probably don’t even realize it. People tend to take longer showers while listening to music, play games while sitting on the toilet, or check email on their phone first thing in the morning when they wake up.
It’s not that using your smartphone in the morning is completely bad for you, it just certainly doesn’t streamline your morning routine, and it can lead to wasting more time than necessary, thus making you late for work and needlessly stressing you out.
Understandably, many people use their smartphones as alarm clocks, so they have to keep their phone on the bedside end table. If you have enough self control, you can easily turn off your phone alarm when it goes off in the morning and immediately put the phone down and get out of bed. If you can’t control this, then maybe getting an old-fashioned alarm clock and leaving your phone in the other room is the best thing to do.