"Sleep Texting": Nightmare or Brilliant New Excuse?

Jason English

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According to a Daily Mail article, "sleep texting" is a thing. People have reportedly sent incoherent texts while sleeping, and had no recollection of doing it. Frank Thorne spoke with Dr. David Cunnington of the Melbourne Sleep Disorder Centre, who attributed the problem to the stress of daily life.

"People are doing so much during a normal day that it can mean that they feel like they're 'on call' even at night," he said. "Because it's so easy to receive emails constantly, and get notifications from smartphones, it becomes more difficult for us to separate our waking and sleeping lives."

His advice? Keep your phone off your nightstand.

Have you ever "sleep texted" or received a sleep text? If someone said, "Sorry, I didn't mean to send that. I was sleeping," is there any chance that you'd believe them?