Some people subconsciously do unusual stuff while they’re asleep. And while sleep-talking and/or walking are the common deeds, Dr. Josh Werber’s observations reveal that some are actually sending SMS while dozing off.
Albeit the Otolaryngologist still cannot provide a concrete rationale why people ‘sleep-text’, he claims that such act shouldn’t be taken lightly as it may disrupt normal sleeping pattern. “They’re not getting the deep sleep or the rapid eye movement which is really critical to higher brain function,” said Dr. Werber to CBS New York.
In a separate study conducted by Elizabeth Dowdell, a nursing professor at Villanova University, 25-35% of the 300 students that she surveyed claimed that they’ve indeed sleep-text in one or more occasions. But if you think that you’re already off the hook just because your way past your teenage years, think again, as this sleeping disorder also affects adults.
There are currently no known remedies for sleep-texting other than placing your phone as far away as possible from where you’re sleeping. However, that’s easier said than done considering that many of us have come to rely on our smartphones for almost everything (alarm, main mode of communication, etc.) Nevertheless, you’ve been forewarned…