The annual Bank of America Trends in Mobility Report found that nearly three-quarters of Americans (71%) who own smartphones sleep with them nearby, according to an online article in Fortune magazine.
The phone rests on their nightstands, in their beds, or in 3% of the cases, in their hands.
Not only are the devices present when Americans go to bed, smartphones also are on their minds when they wake up: 35% of respondents said their first thought in the morning is about their smartphone; 10% said it’s about their significant other, the article notes.
And smartphone use remains high throughout the day. More than half of Americans, about 57%, say they use their phone at least once an hour. In New York, it’s more like 96%. In California, it’s 88%.
Those in Denver are the most likely to survive without their gadget, according to the article. More than a quarter say they could refrain from using their phones indefinitely.
But even in Denver, 63% report sleeping with their smartphones. It’s true love.