Can You Sleep with A Watch On?

Last Updated on August 5, 2022

Some people have an obsession with collecting and wearing different types of watches. That’s pretty understandable as watches, whether the classics or smart ones, always add in a classy touch to the whole outfit.

If you’re someone who wears watches a lot, then there might have been occasions on which you slept with them. That’s where the question comes in; is it safe to sleep with a watch or not?

There may not be any huge issues associated with it as such, but it can be a nuisance at times. Here in this article, we’ve discussed about whether you can sleep with watches on or not.

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Can You Sleep with A Watch On?

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In a nutshell, it’s not a big deal to wear watches while sleeping. However, that being said, there might be a few issues that may arise depending on the type of watch you wear.

Let’s start by talking about the pros of wearing a watch while sleeping. One of the first things is that you’ll always know what time it is no matter.

Some people like looking at the time when they randomly wake up at night and might want to avoid using the phone for obvious reasons. Having a watch on will let you look at the time quickly without the need to use your phone.

However, if you sleep with the lights on, then a normal watch will work just fine, but for a dark room, you’ll need the type that comes with a light or a smartwatch.

Another good thing about wearing watches works only if you have a smartwatch. Your phone may be a little far on charge, and if you’re waiting for any messages but accidentally fall asleep, then you can wake up.

Instead of going toward your phone drowsily, you can easily just look at the messages from your smartwatch connected to your phone.

One of the downfalls of wearing a watch to sleep is the risk of it hurting you. You may hurt your hand or the watch itself while turning sides during sleep.

Along with that, if your watch has a tight strap, it can affect the blood circulation, and you’ll end up having pain in your arm, wrist, and hand.

If you wear a smartwatch, the chances are of your sleep getting disturbed due to the sounds of incoming calls and text messages are high too.

Some classical watches also make a ticking sound which may end up ruining your sleep, especially if you’re a light sleeper.

Both smart and digital watches release some amount of radiation which can be bad for you if your exposure is prolonged in the long run.

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How to Avoid Issues Related to Sleeping with A Watch On

Now that you know all the pros and cons associated with wearing a watch. Let’s discuss what you can do to avoid the issues while wearing a watch during sleep.

Fossil Men's Townsman Automatic Stainless Steel and Leather Two-Hand Subeye Watch, Color: Silver, Brown (Model: ME3110)

Take It Off

One of the most straightforward things you can do is to just take the watch off before going to sleep to avoid any kind of risk. Instead, you can put it on the nightstand if you want to check the time in the middle of the night.

If you still really want to keep it on, then make sure you loosen up the strap to keep the blood circulation normal.

Notifications

To stop your sleep from getting disturbed by the calls and messages, all you’ve got to do is turn off the notifications of your smartwatch. This way, you’ll get a good night’s sleep with your watch on, and you can look at all the messages in the morning instead.

Sleeping position

Sleeping on the sides will probably hurt your hand if you’re wearing a watch. What you can do is start sleeping on your back, as that’ll prevent your watch from pressing against your wrist or any other part of your body. It’ll also lower the risk of your watch breaking.

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Is It Safe to Wear Smartwatches All the Time?

These days, people have shifted to wearing smartwatches instead of the old-school-type watches for various reasons. This includes these watches’ extra features, such as sleep monitoring, diet and planning, heartbeat sensors, sleeping schedules, and much more.

This simple device helps monitor your life on just a small screen; what’s there not to love? However, is it safe to wear it all the time that is something debatable.

In short, it’s okay to wear smartwatches all the time as long as you’re being sensible about it. If you’re worried about the radiation exposure, just take the watch off for some time throughout the day.