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Are you a sleep texter?

Posted: , by Alan F.

Are you a sleep texter?
Most people are familiar with sleep walkers, but the latest thing is sleep texters. A story on Indiana's Channel 6 News web site says that some Indiana residents are tapping out text messages and holding conversations in their sleep. According to Dr. Adam Fisch, a sleep specialist at St. Vincent Hospital, people can perform "complex" activities while sleeping. He adds that certain things don't require a lot of brain function, and such activities (which apparently includes texting) can be done while asleep. One such sleep texter, Nicole Fisher, says that she holds conversations while texting in her sleep, but doesn't remember them in the morning.

Doctors say that this can be a sign of a sleep disorder and Dr. Fisch suggests that those who text in their sleep should see a Doctor. Sleep texter Fisher says that the real harm is the embarrassment that sometimes occurs the next morning when you are called on to explain a text that you composed and sent in your sleep. To avoid sleep texting, experts say that those affected should create a safe sleeping area and make sure that any cell phone is moved far from reach. And if you do suffer from this, don't think you're alone. There is a Facebook page dedicated to Sleep Texters which has over 1,000 members.

source: TheIndyChannel

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posted on 05 Sep 2011, 13:23 23

1. SprintPower (Posts: 71; Member since: 29 Dec 2008)


Put the phone in Airplane Mode and assign a complicated password. Lock the phone, put it on the car charger, lock the car and set the car alarm. Lock the car keys in the safe.

Take a Nyquil and go to bed. Next!

posted on 05 Sep 2011, 14:11 2

2. vantenkiest (Posts: 308; Member since: 20 Apr 2011)


thumbs up but dont you think thats a bit extreme..

posted on 05 Sep 2011, 15:41 2

4. firebo14 (Posts: 77; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


Lawl, best post ev4r!

posted on 05 Sep 2011, 14:42 1

3. anastasiabeaverhausen (Posts: 9; Member since: 05 Sep 2011)


vagine in nokia was text my counrty is fine

posted on 05 Sep 2011, 17:15 1

5. TechPsycho (banned) (Posts: 32; Member since: 05 Sep 2011)


hahaha good one sprintpwr

posted on 05 Sep 2011, 17:16

6. dakim (unregistered)


i answered my phone and had a conversation before...i didnt know about it until i went through my call logs and saw it! i had to call them and ask what we talked about lol

posted on 05 Sep 2011, 18:01 1

7. wassup (Posts: 565; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)


umm.... don't they know about PASSWORDS?

posted on 05 Sep 2011, 18:01

8. Dave (unregistered)


This happens to me every time I drink too much, I wonder if I have a disorder.

posted on 06 Sep 2011, 09:34

12. Synack (Posts: 669; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)


Its like sleep talking, which I do sometimes, but you're putting those thoughts into a text!

posted on 06 Sep 2011, 15:02

13. gallitoking (Posts: 4690; Member since: 17 May 2011)


if people take call their bank and pays bills while in the crapper... this doesnt suprise me...

posted on 06 Sep 2011, 16:39

14. bolaG (Posts: 468; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)


I hate that. I just dont get why people talk on their cell phones in the bathroom. Its freaking gross IMHO.

posted on 06 Sep 2011, 19:56

16. gallitoking (Posts: 4690; Member since: 17 May 2011)


where i work .. you go in, and they are people talkiing to their wifes, bank. u named it.. gross, specially after all the process food they eat, lol

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