Young People Are Sleeping With Their Phones. Their Parents Are Sleeping With People.

Young People Are Sleeping With Their Phones. Their Parents Are Sleeping With People.

Do you snuggle up in bed with your smartphone instead of your significant other? If you’ve fallen asleep with an electronic device, you’re not alone.

Sixty-three percent of smartphone users age 18-29 admit to drifting off to sleep with a cell phone, smartphone or tablet in their bed, according to a new HuffPost/YouGov survey. Snoozing with a device was less popular among older respondents but not totally unusual.

One good reason to end this habit: Studies have shown that sleeping near electronic devices can hinder sleep. Experts often advise leaving gadgets powered off -- and even better in another room -- when people turn in for the night. Besides, hugging a person you love -- or even a teddy bear -- is a whole lot cozier than a phone.

Infographic by Jan Diehm for The Huffington Post.

Results from the reader poll include all adults, not just smartphone users as sampled above.

The HuffPost/YouGov poll was conducted Sept. 7-8 among 1,000 U.S. adults using a sample selected from YouGov's opt-in online panel to match the demographics and other characteristics of the adult U.S. population. Factors considered include age, race, gender, education, employment, income, marital status, number of children, voter registration, time and location of Internet access, interest in politics, religion and church attendance.

The Huffington Post has teamed up with YouGov to conduct daily opinion polls. You can learn more about this project and take part in YouGov's nationally representative opinion polling.

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