Fifty-three percent of Greeks take their cellphone to bed while one in 10 fall asleep with their smartphone in their hands, new research claims.
Recent research requested by Chinese telecommunications company Huawei, trying to identify user habits revealed 74 percent of Greeks read their emails, navigate on social media and send messages from their phone before going to sleep.
The research was conducted by IPSOS in January 2018 in Greece, Austria, Bulgaria, Denmark, Croatia, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Turkey and the Czech Republic.
According to the findings, 53 percent of Greeks admitted to taking the device to bed. The smartphone is also the first thing 58 percent of Greeks check when they wake up.
Seventy-four percent of Greek users used their devices to exchange messages, 84 percent used it to take pictures and 79 percent to access social media.
The research also showed that 54 percent of Greeks use their smartphone several times over an hour, with the main reasons being entertainment, looking for information, interacting on social media, reading the latest news, logging into e-banking and navigating the internet.
Forty-four percent of participants in the research admitted having the smartphone on them for more than 13 hours a day, and 27 percent said they actively used it for 3-4 hours.