Phone Ringer

Do you sleep with your phone/text ringer on? I do. I keep the sound down but leave my ringer on, just in case. We don’t have a home phone. I mainly keep the ringer on in case the school bus driver calls in the early morning. I like to know as soon as possible if we have to adjust our morning schedule.

But that means I’m often disturbed in my sleep when people text me (or Ray) after I’ve gone to sleep. I get texts from friends who can’t sleep and are thinking about plans for the weekend. I get texts from friends in other time zones where it’s only early evening. And some texts come from people getting back to me, even if it’s late at night (see text picture above).

I personally don’t text people after 9:30pm, unless I’m returning their text. I try to go to bed at 10pm each night. I know that is on the early side but by 11pm I would expect that people would not text me. I use e-mail to communicate with friends late at night to discuss ideas or plans that don’t need immediate attention. I wish others would do the same.

Do you keep your phone ringer on when you go to sleep? How do you handle the sleep disruption issue?




One Response to “Phone Ringer”

  1. Janie May 10, 2017 at 11:16 am #

    I am so tired that I sleep through most of the texts and wake up in the morning to them. I keep my phone near me because we have elderly parents.

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