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Metro Dec 4, 2018

Sleep texting is on the rise – here’s why it happens and how to deal with it

December 4, 2018

Have you ever woken up to find you’ve sent a text you have no memory of sending?

You’re not alone. And we’re not just talking about a risky message sent after a few rounds.

New research suggests that sleep texting – yep, literally texting while you’re asleep or just drifting off – is on the rise, especially in young people.

Researchers at Villanova University’s M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing surveyed 372 university students about their use of mobile phones, and found that 25.6% of them reported texting in their sleep.

Of those students, 72% said they didn’t remember sleep texting, and 25% could remember what they had texting.

 

Read more here.

 

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