Skip to comments.Daily stress is leading to a rise in the potential nightmare of 'sleep texting', expert claims
Posted on 11/23/2011 6:06:17 AM PST by DeFault User
The stress of daily life has sparked a new phenomenon - sleep texting. People with the rare condition send incoherent text messages while asleep to their friends and family - completely unaware that they are doing it. Sleep specialist Dr David Cunnington, of Melbourne Sleep Disorder Centre in Australia, said patients had reported incidents of sleep texting - and he has advised people to leave their mobile phones outside the bedroom. I did what? Dr David Cunnington claims 'sleep texting' sufferers send incoherent messages to friends and family members - and have no recollection of doing so I did what? Dr David Cunnington claims 'sleep texting' sufferers send incoherent messages to friends and family members - and have no recollection of doing so 'I'm not sleep texting - I'm trying to find my blasted glasses' phenomenon, sleep emailing, was studied in 2008.
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“...’sleep texting’ sufferers send incoherent messages...”
I don’t believe you have to be asleep to send incoherent text messages.
Looks like “sleep posting” is a similar phenomenon?
Its got to be better than “sleep sexting”. That could turn into a liability issue.
Yep, I see some that are so incoherent that “sleep posting” or total mental breakdown are the only possibilities.
I have actually experienced this. A few years back, a lot of my work involved texting to coordinate workers. I didn’t get to sleep a lot, and I sometimes would work 14 hours days (though 60 hours a week was the norm, sometimes it would exceed 70-80).
Anyway, one day one of my subordinates (who I happened to be friends with also) said that I texted “I love you” to him at 3 am. At the time my wife was away, staying with family, and we would often send messages to each other since I couldn’t pick up and call do to work requirements. I was pretty upset that I had done it, though, but my luckily it didn’t cause any real problems. But, it happened again, with another co-worker/subordinate, too, but this time It was a random message and not “I love you” (I can’t recall what it was). Thankfully he too was a personal friend (which I had gotten to know outside of work), and was not upset by the early morning message. I realized that my phone would auto send to the last person I sent a message to, which was eventually not going to be a problem with my new phone (that operated differently).
After the second time, I started to put my phone far away from me when I went to sleep, and have never had the problem again, after getting a new phone (I also make sure that the auto-text gets sent to myself rather than to anyone else by default, instead of the last person I texted). The only time that it happened was that time period, when my wife was away, but still, I always worry, which is why I always advocate clearing one’s phone so as to not accidently call or text in the middle of the night!
I have to leave my phone far from me when I am not working. Otherwise, there is never a mental break. Some use it as their alarm, but that just means email and texts are always just an arm’s length away.
No sexting, but I did send “I love you” once! I took care of that problem fast.
I note that My parents used to also question me in my sleep as a kid, when they wanted to be sure I’d tell the truth about anything, as I was semi sleep talking (not consciously aware of the conversation) and would not remember it in the morning, either.
Happens here on FR frequently :)
Turns out it was total BS, started by a single physician who made up a number.
Are we so devoid of real problems that we have to make them up? It sure is looking like it these days.
I think its a called drunk texting.
I do - I use the web browser to read FR.
Guilty. I read books on my Kindle app on my Android.
I know.... but hey, since I downloaded it Sunday I have read 3 books. Ok, so it was the “Twilight Saga” but it still counts.
Electronic leashes are not my thing.
I agree. Is no moment sacred? There are times when a person *should* be unreachable.
The ones that really get me are ppl using the phone in a public or workplace restroom. Good gravy! They make me want to conjure up a window-rattling bodily function for their listener to hear - and I’m a female.
My new Bionic phone has both a silent feature and an off button.
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