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Why shouldn’t you sleep with your phone under your pillow?


Our smartphones rest better on a flat, non-flammable and ventilated surface and we become calmer.

Last updated on November 15th, 2020 at 9:00 p.m.

Despite the improvement that most smartphones have seen in their battery capacity, the truth is that the vast majority of users continue to use the nights to charge their phones. The fear of not being charged at a time when you cannot resort to a plug continues to prevail and this makes you want to make sure at all costs that the battery is 100% empty when we leave the house leave.

The same many times mobile dependency It also makes us want to sleep as close to the phone as possible, but the tables are for something. The cell phone has to breathe just as it does now The combination of cell phone, pillow and charger is an unwise combination.

We shouldn’t carry our smartphones in bed.

Aside from news like 91mobiles which reported that a Nokia phone was burned under a man’s pillow, the truth is that our smartphones can end Burning wherever there is oxygen However, if it does, it is mainly due to poor quality components When I charge the phone under the pillow, I am already assuming that it is promoting the process.

Always charge in ventilated areas

Devices should always be charged in one place where oxygen can flow freely And as you can imagine, not under the pillow. It’s not that the phone is going to explode as it would likely turn itself off when it reached high temperatures, but it can reach burning pillow or clogged charging cable which for dangerous purposes could have the same devastating effects.

Also, be careful with the charging accessories. These are the causes of the vast majority of incidents as they can be damaged despite being modernized cause an overvoltage.

Fire causes faulty cable

This picture shared by Newton Firefighters shows the effects a bad cable can cause.

Phones have a power regulator that determines how much current goes into the battery. The same thing happens with the other end of the plug that connects to the wall. The problem is once one of the parts is damaged because the correct energy ceases to flow, causing high temperatures to occur and the materials of the phone and external components to ignite.

After all of this there is two clear conclusions.

  • Firstly, do not charge your mobile phone in places where oxygen does not flow easily or in a material that would burn easily (e.g. paper).
  • Second, use reliable chargers, preferably the phone’s own brand or another trusted company. Saving a few dollars on uncertified cables can be annoying.