Shocking police photos reveal why you should NEVER sleep with your phone: Click to see

These terrifying photos have outlined the hidden dangers of sleeping with our mobile phones close to our beds

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by Kayleigh Dray |
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There’s no point denying it; an overwhelming number of us have our phones next to our bed as we sleep.

But, as it turns out, falling asleep with your phone in your hand, or under your pillow, or close to your bed, is very dangerous.

Earlier this week, Deputy Inspector Wilson Aramboles of the NYPD’s 33rd Precinct tweeted a collection of photographs.

And it’s safe to say that they left many people shocked.

In the images, we can see severely charred pillow cases, blackened bedding and burnt up smartphones.

They were captioned with a stark warning: “Don't put your cellphone under a pillow when sleeping or when charging your device.

“Please share this tip and be safe!”

The images have since gone viral, with almost 800 retweets so far.

But how do phones burn up bedding?

Speaking to NBC Connecticut last May, a fire chief explained: “It is recommended that you leave these types of devices on a hard surface so the heat can dissipate.

“The batteries heat up, they could melt—in some cases, explode—and cause a fire.”

It’s definitely a warning which is well worth sharing - and it’s made us vow to be careful about where we charge our phones in the future.

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