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Oct 21, 2013, 04:11 AM
I use an iPhone 4 to play podcasts and audiobooks when I go to sleep.
I want to get an iPad mini to help with work stuff, but....

While its easy to roll on a iPhone without damaging it, and put it under the pillow- would this be possible with the mini?

Does anyone take one to bed?
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Oct 21, 2013, 06:41 AM
For what it is worth, looking at a brightly lit screen just before bedtime does horrible things to your sleep patterns. I like to read before going to bed and reading the research on this made me go back to paper books. I know could have bought a Kindle but don't like them much. Personally I try and be screen free after 9:00 pm.
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Oct 21, 2013, 10:04 AM
It sounds like he's listening to things, not looking, in order to fall asleep. If he sets a playlist he could be screenfree for a long time.

I sometimes listen to the iphone/ipad in bed, but it's a big enough bed there's room for both of us.

I should think the biggest issue with sleeping with a device is not so much you crushing it, but it falling off the bed and crashing on the floor. Putting in the pillowcase I suppose could help, or an otterbox.

Now, what do you do for speakers, use headphones or device speakers? I have seen pillow speakers and headband speakers that I've been wanting to try. Headphones/earbuds are uncomfortable to sleep in.
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Oct 21, 2013, 10:36 AM
Do you drool excessively while sleeping, that could cause problems.
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Oct 21, 2013, 10:42 AM
Originally Posted by Shaddim View Post
Do you drool excessively while sleeping, that could cause problems.
iOS 7 will fix that*

*iOS 7 will not fix that

It'll be much easier if you just comply.
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Oct 21, 2013, 10:44 AM
I sleep with my iPad 3 all of the time. I watch movies on it until I fall asleep. I usually end up pressing the power button before I sleep, but sometimes I forget and wake up and find the movie still playing (series of movies). Amazing battery life!
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Oct 21, 2013, 11:21 AM
I drink heavily to fall asleep, and when I do sleep I sleep with a woman, but I plan on buying an iPad, so maybe my life will change for the better.

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Oct 21, 2013, 12:36 PM
My mini is the "bed tablet". No problems to report.
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Oct 21, 2013, 06:03 PM
Sounds like you need an iPod Shuffle.

But to answer your question, I think no amount of reasonable rolling on in a bed would damage a mini in any way.

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