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Woman sparks debate after declaring she never has her phone on silent to go to sleep

Woman sparks heated argument after claiming she NEVER puts her phone on silent when she goes to sleep: ‘You don’t know if there’s an emergency’

  • Brittney Saunders Has Followers Who Slammed Their Phones On Silent Mode
  • She says she can never have her phone on silent mode while she sleeps
  • She’s afraid she’d sleep through an emergency and never forgive herself

An Australian woman has sparked a huge debate online after stating that she never leaves her phone on silent at night because she doesn’t want to sleep through an emergency.

Activewear label entrepreneur Brittney Saunders seemed shocked to learn that most people sleep with their phones on silent or turned off.

The 29-year-old woman asked her 600,000 followers how they go to sleep at night, knowing that someone they love might try to contact them and go unanswered.

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Activewear label entrepreneur Brittney Saunders seemed shocked to learn that most people sleep with their phones on silent or turned off

Activewear label entrepreneur Brittney Saunders seemed shocked to learn that most people sleep with their phones on silent or turned off

Brittney Saunders was left in shock after realizing many people sleep with their phones on silent

The 29-year-old revealed she could never 'do it'

Brittney Saunders was left in shock after realizing many people sleep with their phones on silent

She ranted after seeing a tweet going viral when thousands of people admitted to sleeping with their phones on silent.

“How would you ever forgive yourself if someone tries to reach you in an emergency and can’t,” she said.

“I just think I can’t have my phone on loud, what if there was an emergency, if I was someone’s lifeline?” she mused.

She struck down people who were not moved by her explanation.

“Some of you are downright ruthless and say it’s your problem when you wake up; absolute savages. I couldn’t live with myself.

“Literally imagine missing the calls if it was life-threatening — I just couldn’t live with myself,” she repeated.

Brittney said that as a business owner in charge of many employees, she always has her phone on loud.

opinion poll

What mode do you put your phone in when you go to sleep?

  • My phone is always on silent! 0 votes
  • Mine is on loud so it will wake me up in an emergency! 1 votes
  • I use do not disturb mode so important people can reach me! 3 votes
  • Mine is in airplane mode! 0 votes
  • Mine is off! 1 votes

“It’s one of the advantages of having a lot of people on staff, there’s a chance someone will call you in the morning, so I have my phone on hard.”

She went on to say that people who put their phone on ‘do not disturb’ mode are obvious — because they can add their friends and family to a list that will help them get through it.

“I didn’t even know that was a thing — if you want your phone on silent, turn that setting on so the important people can contact you if they need to,” she said.

“But if you’re one of those people who puts it on everyone’s mind, think about that,” she said.

One of her followers revealed that they don’t like enough people to want to silence their phones at night.

‘What if you love one person enough? Isn’t that one person worth having the phone loud?” she asked.

Some people were very happy to defend their need for sleep, to Brittney and on the original Twitter thread.

“If you have an emergency, call the police. If you don’t have to call 911, you don’t have to call me,” said one woman.

Brittney admitted that the 'do not disturb' feature was right for many people

Brittney admitted that the ‘do not disturb’ feature was right for many people

“This is the biggest BS I’ve ever heard,” said one man. ‘Do you know how many notifications we get 24/7? I don’t have kids and in regards to my friends and family there are ten people they should call before they come to me, let me sleep and I’ll see you tomorrow,” said one person.

“You mean you don’t all have your phones on silent all the time,” another asked.

Others said you would switch their phones from silent to airplane mode.

“Better survive until I open my eyes,” they laughed.

Another explained that a lot of crazy things happen in life – if it happens after 9pm they are not interested.

The original thread has been liked over 156,000 times – with many people saying they’d be furious to be woken up in the middle of the night if it wasn’t an emergency.

Why you should consider sleeping with your phone on silent:

If you can, try putting your phone in “do not disturb” mode or silent when you go to bed. Because even though you might not be there, the text notifications, game notifications, or email buzzes can interrupt your deep sleep.

Leaving your phone in the kitchen, bathroom, or even the basement to charge overnight will discourage you from checking it overnight.

If you’re concerned about missing a call in an emergency, set it to ring only when certain people call, but still put it out of bed and out of reach – just in case you’re tempted.

Source: SCL health

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