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Sleep texting on the rise, says expert

137003524Mobile phones are an integral part of most individuals' lives and it seems so much so that a number of us struggle to switch off from using these devices as we snooze with sleep texting cases now on the rise, says a leading sleep doctor.

In an interview with Kare 11 news, Dr Mike Howell, sleep specialist at the University of Minnesota Sleep Medicine Clinic, claimed that the phenomenon of sleep texting is becoming particularly prevalent among young people as they sleep in their single beds - a demographic that arguably spends the most time on mobile phones during the day.

He explained that the activity occurs during the transition period between being awake and being asleep and that the there is a greater risk of it being extended if an individual is sleep deprived.

Consequently, mobile owners who have found they've texted when they thought they were fast asleep may find that this behaviour may be eradicated, or at least limited, if they get better quality sleep, Dr Howell concluded.

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