Listen--a lot of us do it. We keep our phones as close as we can to our beds so we don't miss that text message or email. We look at it first thing in the morning and it's the last thing we look at before bed. But, here's why it's not exactly a good idea to sleep with it on your bed.

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    Could Start A Fire

    If your cell phone ever over-heats while being plugged in overnight, it could cause a fire. It's been done before. In addition, most owners manuals mention to stay clear of putting your phone under blankets because they do not want them to over heat.

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    Blue Light Wavelengths

    This wave length that comes from your cell phone could keep you up at night. Blue light can "inhibit the production of the sleep-inducing hormone melatonin and disrupt our circadian rhythms. This may be because blue light emits wavelengths similar to daylight, which can make our bodies think it’s daytime, at any time", according to ABC.

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    Electromagnetic Radiation

    Some studies mention that cell phones give off small amounts of electromagnetic radiation, which is the same radiation that comes from X-rays. Unfortunately, cell phones have not been around long enough to do more studies, but experts suggest to sleep away from your phone.