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

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

  • Brittney Saunders has slammed followers who have their phones on silent mode
  • She says she could never have her phone on silent mode while she’s asleep
  • She is afraid she would sleep through an emergency and never forgive herself

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

Activewear label entrepreneur Brittney Saunders appeared horrified to learn most people sleep with their phones on silent or switched off.

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

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Activewear label entrepreneur Brittney Saunders appeared horrified to learn most people sleep with their phones on silent or switched off

Activewear label entrepreneur Brittney Saunders appeared horrified to learn most people sleep with their phones on silent or switched off

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

She went on the rant after noticing a tweet went viral when thousands of people admitted to sleeping with their phones on silent.

‘How would you ever forgive yourself if someone was trying to contact you in an emergency and couldn’t,’ she said.

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

She went on to slam people who were unmoved by her explanation.

‘Some of you are downright ruthless saying it is 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 simply couldn’t live with myself,’ she reiterated.

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

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

  • My phone is always on silent! 13 votes
  • Mine is on loud, so it will wake me up in an emergency! 44 votes
  • I use the ‘do not disturb’ mode so important people can reach me! 14 votes
  • Mine’s on airplane mode! 1 votes
  • Mine is switched off! 7 votes

‘It’s one of the perks of employing a lot of people, there is a chance someone is going to ring you in the morning, so I have my phone on loud.’

She went on to say people who put their phones on ‘do not disturb’ mode are in the clear – as they can add their friends and family to a list which allows them to get through.

‘I didn’t even know that it was a thing – if you do want your phone on silent please put that setting on so that the important people can contact you if they need to be,’ she said.

‘But if you are one of those people who have it on silent for everyone – think about that,’ she said.

One of her followers revealed they don’t like enough people to want to switch their phone off silent at night.

‘What if you like one person enough? Isn’t that one person worth having the phone on 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 need to call 911 then there is no way you need to be calling me,’ one woman said.

Brittney conceded the 'do not disturb' function was appropriate for many people

Brittney conceded the ‘do not disturb’ function was appropriate for many people

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

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

Others said thy switch their phones from silent to airplane mode.

‘Better survive until I open my eyes,’ they laughed.

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

The original thread has been liked over 156,000 times – with many people saying they would 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 on “do not disturb” mode or silent when you go to bed. Because even though you may not be on it, the text alerts, game notifications or email buzzes can interrupt your deep sleep.

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

If you’re worried that you may miss a call in case of an emergency, set it so that it only rings when certain people are calling, but still place it out of bed and out of reach — just in case you get tempted.

Source: SCL health

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