Is It Bad to Look at Your Phone Right When You Wake Up?
What is the first thing you do when you wake up in the morning?
The first thing a lot of people do when they wake up is look at their smartphone. But experts warn that checking your phone first thing in the morning is liable to make you feel stressed or overwhelmed. "The information overload that hits [you] before you're fully awake also interferes with your ability to prioritize tasks," Dr. Nikole Benders-Hadi tells Elite Daily, echoing former Google ethicist Tristan Harris’ thoughts on the topic. In 2016, he wrote that checking your phone first thing "frames the experience of 'waking up in the morning' around a menu of 'all the things I’ve missed since yesterday,'" which can make you less productive.
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