Originally Posted by e1000
You can set bedside mode to disable the radio, disable the LED and dim, but not turn off, the backlight. Essentially, it turns the 8900 into a fancy alarm clock.
If I were to wake up somewhat during the night and see the LED flashing, I'd have to look at the message. Bedside mode turns your LED off until you unplug it and will then immediately flash if you have messages. The LED flashing and being curious what message came over, looking, isnt a good nights rest
The light/clock doesnt bother me at night but I put it face down on the nightstand also not to see it.