The last thing many people before they do before they go to sleep is browse through their social media feeds until their eyes get too tired and they eventually turn in for the night–probably with their smartphone in or next to their bed.

While they are shutting down for the day, chances are they aren't powering down their phones.

And the first thing they do when they open their eyes? Check their phones of course.

According to a new survey from the tech analyst company ReportLinker, 46 percent of Americans admitted to checking their smartphones before they even get out of bed in morning.

The most guilty of them all is millennials (ages 18 to 24-years-old), 66 percent exactly, who reach for their smartphones before they rise out of the covers.

The survey found that 28 percent of Americans wait at to start using their phones during breakfast time, so at least some wait until they have their morning coffee or start browsing while they get a bit to eat.

ReportLinker conducted its survey among 536 respondents online between Jan. 12 and Jan. 13, 2017.

According to the results, the first thing people do when they open their phones is either check their email or social media. 11 percent of people surveyed read the news first, whereas 10 percent start playing a mobile game immediately.

Interestingly, only 2 percent of people take photos first when using their phones, so selfies of the day are taken later.

The survey found that 75 percent of people—and 83 percent of millennials-—keep their phones on all day and night, not turning them off to go to bed. 

Even after falling asleep, about 10 percent admit they wake up and check their phones in the middle of the night.

This doesn't sound so crazy since we probably have all had a time where we unexpectedly wake up and check the time, or browse social media to beat insomnia.

Further proving the fact the young people can't live without their phones, the survey also found that 60 percent of millennials confessed to using their smartphones for personal things while at work.

Other interesting insights include the fact that the most often usage is to make calls (37 percent), followed by texting (26 percent), and that respondents said they used social media apps such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn more often than other types of apps.

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