Avoid Wearing Your Smart Watch to Bed If You Don’t Need It
If there's one thing I've learned over the years, it's the age of technology is rapidly growing and we are becoming more and more dependent on it.
Like a lot of people, I own an Apple Watch.
To be quite honest with you, I use it more as a fashion statement than its intended use, a smartphone for my wrist. I might use it to map a run sometimes or change the song on my phone when walking or jogging along to music. Otherwise, I have no interest in diving into the intelligence of what I see as just a piece of jewelry.
Now, I do get that some people use it to track their sleep patterns or perhaps their heart rate or oxygen level. There's no problem with that and you should continue to do so, but for those who are like me and only use the watch to tell time, then avoid wearing it to bed or you might have the same problem I'm facing.
First of all, it's connected to texts and Messenger and social media and basically anything your smartphone can do, so when a notification comes through, it alerts the watch simultaneously. This is a problem for those who are light sleepers, but I'm sure there's a silent button I haven't discovered yet.
What I did discover was that when my phone's alarm clock goes off at 4 a.m., it sounds off on my watch as well. Here's the problem: I'm a heavy sleeper that definitely moves around in my sleep and I've developed the habit of just tapping my watch, sending it into a 10-minute snooze. At no point in time do I know this is happening and I don't get to hear or feel the alarm since it's quickly silenced the moment I move over on the watch accidentally.
In conclusion, if you don't want to look bad in front of your boss as I have these past couple of days, then avoid wearing you watch to bed at all costs if you aren't using it for any sleep or health tracking. You'll thank me later.