5 Facts About Sleep Texting You Should Know
With the proliferation of mobile phones and smart phones, we have started to text a long and it is not only teenagers but people of all ages who have taken to texting on a big scale so much so that a new texting language has been invented. Texting is an easy way to respond when you are not in the mood to talk or when you do not have sufficient time to reply, but texting when you are drunk or half asleep lead to some embarrassing and stroppy situations. Have you woken up in the morning or after a few hours of sleep to a strange or confounding message? It looks like a reply or an affirmation to a message you had sent earlier, but have no recollection of it whatsoever. If you have, you are part of a new breed; the sleep texters who sleep text their way into awkward and disconcerting situations. Here are a few facts about sleep texting you should know.
1. You are not really sleeping
Even though it is called sleep texting, you are not really sleeping when you are texting. It is the stage when you are half asleep and are in a relaxed state. Your concentration is at its lowest and any text you type would be an automatic reaction and not an action that has been thought over, and this is what leads you to sending text messages that you don’t remember sending or messages that lead you into trouble later.
2. Missing out on sleep
It is normal to dream of the last thing you were doing before you nodded off, and texting is no different. When you keep texting and fall asleep, it is the last thing on your mind and you keep doing it in your half asleep state. This disturbs your sleep and you take a long time to reach the REM stage where you are at complete rest. This is especially bad for young people as they need it the most.
3. Unintentional sharing
Since you are not completely aware of what you are doing in your sleep deprived state, there is a possibility that you can type something inappropriate or something that is very personal unintentionally. It could be a completely inappropriate message to your colleague or your partner.