Texting in your sleep

Young Couple Sleeping

Young Couple Sleeping (Photo credit: epSos.de)

A new study into sleep disorders has found technology is not just edging its way into the bedroom, but taking over our sleep patterns as well.

Dr Kirstie Anderson, head of the Neurology Sleep Service for the Newcastle Upon Tyne NHS Foundation Trust, has told the BBC texting whilst you sleep is becoming a more common phenomenon.

“It is very common for people to do things in their sleep that they do repeatedly during the day,” she said.

And let’s face it, with the amount we are all glued to our phones typing away, it is not that surprising we repeat it in our sleep.

Maybe it is less risky than other parasomnias – unwanted behaviours that occur during sleep – but we at Downtime are worried we might start texting our editor what we really think of him whilst we have a snooze… Oooops.


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