When I was little, bad news always came by phone (as opposed to text, e-mail or Facebook) and always in the middle of the night, usually around 3 a.m.* That's when and how I found out my uncle had died, my grandparents had died, my grandma had died, my other uncle had died, my aunt was in a car accident, my mom had died, etc. At least that's how I remember it.
So, I don't take my cell phone upstairs with me at night. We haven't had a landline in years, so if my cell phone is downstairs, no one can give me bad news in the middle of the night. I also can't call for help if a burglar** breaks in, but that's a risk I chose to take.
I know I'm putting off the inevitable, but I think having a normal night's sleep before being alerted to a death or disaster is a good thing.
I'm just telling you all this because I usually go upstairs around 8*** to watch TV. If you call or text after that, I won't get it til the morning because I don't have my phone with me.
* Why do people do that?
** If you're a burglar who's reading this, I won't have a phone upstairs, but I do have a gun.
*** I just realized I'm 80.