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Sleep-texting on the rise

Jonathan Warren

23.11.2011

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Jonathan Warren
100202070Sleep experts have found similarities between the way typists touch type and keen texters operate, with both being able to get the task in hand done without actually looking at what they're doing. The phenomenon of 'sleep-texting' - text messaging friends while asleep - could be explained by this and is a trend that is apparently growing as a result of the stress in our daily lives. In an article by the Sun published today (November 23rd), sleep specialist Dr David Cunnington of Melbourne Sleep Disorder Centre, Australia, urged individuals to keep their mobile phones out of the bedroom so they can get a good night's sleep in their metal beds. He also said that sleep-texting is likely to be triggered by individuals having an overpacked lifestyle during waking hours. Sleep experts have argued that sleep-texting is a natural extension of individuals' reliance on modern technology - particularly the younger generations. However, debate remains rife among scientists as to whether it is possible for people to send a text while asleep. Dr Cunnington said: "The key point is that people need to respect their sleep, and make an effort to switch off at night."

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Jonathan Warren

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