While they're not likely to keep you warm at night, many mobile employees have found companionship in their smartphones, often taking the handsets to bed with them.
In a survey of 3,700 mobile employees, 61 percent of respondents indicated they sleep with their smartphone, with 43 percent stating that the devices are only an arm's reach away.
On one hand, a smartphone does not need to be shown a good time to get it to come home at the end of the night. However, the study also found the mobile devices can stir up trouble in one's personal relationships. According to iPass, 29 percent of respondents admitted mobile technology has created personal rifts – often with a spouse or partner.
Furthermore, the study found that 38 percent of respondents wake up in the middle of the night to check their smartphones, and 35 percent check their email before rolling out of bed.
While smartphones undoubtedly have their benefits, this and other reports suggest that smartphone owners need a refresher in mobile etiquette. According to a recent in Intel survey, 75 percent of U.S. adults say mobile manners are worse now than they were two years ago.