Even though smartphones haven't been around that long, it's amazing how quickly we've become dependent on them. If you've never been that great with directions, these devices are certainly a godsend, plus they can keep you connected to the most minute happenings among friends and family. However, this degree of connectivity also has a few drawbacks.
First, it can quickly blur the line between work and play, so you constantly feel accountable to work colleagues and superiors well after office hours. Second, keeping up with friends and even passing acquaintances can quickly become an obsession that distracts you from events and interactions around you. According to a study published by the journal Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, compulsively checking your smartphone later in the evening can alter your sleep patterns and overall engagement.
"Researchers found that smartphone use after 9 p.m. was associated with decreased sleep quantity at night," The Huffington Post reported. "That decreased sleep quantity was associated with morning depletion the next day, and morning depletion was associated with decreased work engagement for that day."
With this in mind, you may want to consider keeping your smartphone out of the bedroom – or at least putting it on silent except for that much-needed alarm. As well as helping you catch a few more Zzz's, making your bedroom a smartphone-free zone can also work wonders for your sex life. Without the constant distractions of text messages and Facebook notifications, you're free to focus on the pleasing sensations of your partner's touch – not to mention your favorite organic lube and other sex aids.