DREAMING OF UNICORNS? THEY’RE NOT REAL, BUT YOUR SLEEP TEXTING IS!
I don’t believe in unicorns. But I also don’t believe in Santa Claus. Though I suppose Kurt Russell gave a real performance this year. But what about the crazy stuff people do when they’re asleep? It can’t all be real. I know about sleepwalking. Talking in your sleep. If you’re lucky, you’ve done stuff in your sleep you thought was a dream. But what about sleep texting? No, not driving. Sleeping. You are asleep. You reach for your phone. Then you open it up and text some peeps. A new study says this is totally real. It’s even common!
YOUR SUBCONSCIOUS COULD WRECK YOUR LIFE, ONE TEXT AT A TIME
So what could go wrong? You text an ex. You text your boss, or coworkers. Maybe you had a funky dream and sent some angry words to family. Yeah, you get the idea. This could be a very bad thing. Maybe you sent a text off to a professor. How about your local Sheriff? Bad, bad, bad. So maybe none of us should keep our phones near our beds. Sure, sure, that’s good advice in general. Having your phone nearby messes up your sleep schedule. No, really. It does. But now there’s an even better reason. You could screw up your life, family, job, or school sending sleep texts.
STUDY SHOWS SLEEP TEXTING IS REAL, EVEN COMMON WITH COLLEGE MILLENNIALS
But the best part is that you’d wake up and have no memory you said anything in these texts. You’d just walk into the hell storm your sleepy self created in the real world. Researchers from Villanova University just put out a study that looked at college students’ sleeping habits. It said, “Sleep texting occurs when an individual responds to or sends a text message electronically while in a sleep state.” Ok, we got that. So, the little vibration of your phone is all your subconscious needs to respond. Pavlov’s dog was never this hungry. 25% of polled college students said they had sent texts in their sleep. 72% of those said they had no memory of doing so.
Those Millennials really are wired differently.