Apparently One Third of You Open Apps Before You Even Get Out of Bed

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I'll admit the first thing I do upon turning the phone alarm off is to fire up my emails and then Twitter. And that's all before I get out of bed! I stop short of actually replying to messages, though.

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According to some research undertaken by Ericsson ConsumerLab, I'm not alone—35 per cent of Americans with smartphones also open up apps before washing the sleepy dust out of their eyes. Does that sound like you? If you check Facebook while still under the covers, you're amongst 18 per cent of American smartphone owners.

A further 23 per cent surfs the web using a browser, and slightly more people (24 per cent) check their emails. [Ericsson research via The Atlantic]

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JohnnyricoMC
JohnnyricoMC

The only app that's open while I'm in my bed, is "Sleep Cycle", an alarm clock app that uses the iPhone's accelerometer and the movement of your mattress to analyze your sleeping pattern. Then it tries to wake you during a light sleep phase around the time you wanted to get up. Works great for me and it's kind of interesting to check the graphs afterwards.