Are you a sleep-texter?

Are you a sleep-texter?
Ever get up in the morning only to be asked what the heck you meant to say with that text you sent in the middle of the night? The problem is that you don't recall even getting up and sending a text. It is a phenomenon that has become quite common. Sleep-texting happens often because most of us sleep within close proximity to our cell phones. A recent story on CNN repeated some examples of such messages that were sent in the middle of the night by those who had no idea the next morning that they had sent them. Some examples included: "Wtf did they put in those little bomb things," "No bounces issues with monh..., pillow helps," "I legittt wish veggird were enough to fuelme," and "The bullet holes really look great on my teddy bear."

Dr. Jim Fulop, the corporate medical director for OhioHealth Sleep Services, and Dr. Shelby Harris, director of behavioral sleep medicine at Montefiore Medical Center, say that the younger generation texts in their sleep more often because some young professionals need to text and respond to emails late into the night for their jobs. And some teens wake up in the middle of the night confused, and quickly reach for their handset.

Actually, the sleep-texting term might be a misnomer as the person sending the message isn't exactly sleeping, but is half awake. While some people might get up and open the refrigerator and make a sandwich, others unlock their phones and send out a text message. Dr. Harris calls it a form of sleepwalking. But there are some easy solutions. You can make sure your handset is turned off, put in a different room from the one where you're sleeping, or protect it by using a passcode (unless you have an Apple iPhone running iOS 6.1).


Did you ever get up in the morning and find that you've sent out some texts that sounded like gibberish? And worse, did you not remember sending them in the first place? Drop us a comment and tell us all about it in the box below. But please make sure you're awake before you comment.

source: CNN

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7 Comments

1. PhoenixWright

Posts: 102; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

Wouldn't it be great if your partner sleep texted her secret love affair and all her other secrets to you

2. mydi.maus unregistered

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7. DibelDibil

Posts: 27; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

that's when you're typing with your elbow

3. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

I once sent this to a friend of mine "ZzZZzZzZzZ"

4. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

I barely text while awake....lol.

5. Mfa901

Posts: 291; Member since: Jul 14, 2012

evolution of human being

6. N-fanboy

Posts: 543; Member since: Jan 12, 2013

Actually i have made a couple of non sense phone calls while half asleep... Asked my friend if he's interested in an ivestment of some kind lol

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