How many times a day do you check your phone?  A hundred?  A thousand?  Are you literally looking at it right now?  It's scary.

According to a new study by the consulting company Deloitte, PR Newswire says Americans checked their phones a total of nine billion times a day this year.

That means we looked at our phones a total of about 3.3 trillion times this year.

About 175 million Americans have smartphones.. so that means the average person checks their phone roughly 51 times a day, or almost 19,000 times a year.

The study also found almost half of us check our phones in the middle of the night . . . 90% of us check our phone within an hour of waking up . . . and the first thing we look at in the morning is our texts.