A great article in the Toronto Star explored a possible new frontier in sleep disorders…sleep texting. The article notes that claims of sleep texting are popping up on blogs and message boards.
It seems that two possibilities exist here: 1) some people are actually able to text while sleeping (as some people sleep walk), and 2) sleep texters may actually be awake while texting, but experiencing a kind of sleep amnesia. Apparently, if you’re awake for less than 3 minutes, your brain doesn’t create new memories of that experience. This leads me to wonder how many things I might be able to accomplish in under three minutes in the wee hours of the night. And it inspires me to keep my cellphone out of reach when I nod off.
Have you ever sent a sleep text? Did you really, or were you just embarrassed about sending a late-night message?