Half of Brits admit that rather than saying good morning to a loved one or brushing their teeth, the first thing they do in the morning is consult their mobile phone.
The bright screens of handsets are also the last thing that these gadget lovers see before drifting off to sleep each night, according to a Premier Inn study.
These findings demonstrate how important the devices have become to consumers, and reveal how digital developments have affected people’s everyday lives.
For many Brits, the smartphone has become their ultimate communication tool, allowing them to stay in touch with friends, family and colleagues wherever they are.
However, expanding sophistication of devices and the introduction of apps mean that they are taking on more functions.
Rather than switching on the television to watch the news in the morning, or picking up a paper on the way to work, adults often check the headlines on their Apple iPhone 5.
Posted by Samantha Green