.A Chinese software developer says his new smartphone app will urge users to turn off their phones and get some sleep.
The application by 23-year-old Yang Yuan, named "I want to sleep early," will set off an alarm every 5 minutes if the user does not click 'sleep' at the time he or she has set, UPI said.
Once the 'sleep' command is clicked, the mobile phone will be locked for 2 hours.
"The intention of the application, which makes use of the pressure from social circles to supervise the users, is to encourage young workers and students to return to the healthy habit of going to bed early," said Yang, who works in information technology in
A recent report by the
Among those who kept late hours, nearly half said they were chatting online or playing games, the report said.
An alert in Yang's app sounds at the time the user has set and clicking 'sleep' will turn the phone to a dead brick for 2 hours.
Smartphone App Urges Turning Phone Off to Sleep
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