Youths Are Sleep Texting More Often

Youths Are Sleep Texting More Often

An increasing trend sees teens sending out text messages while asleep.

Yi Chen
  • 24 november 2011

Studies have shown that teenagers are sending an average of 500 texts per minute. Now, sleep experts from the Melbourne Sleep Disorder Centre in Australia are reporting that there’s an increasing phenomenon of sleep texting trending among youth. Similar to sleep walking, sleep texting is when users send SMS when they’re unconsciously asleep. The messages are usually incoherent and are just bits of gibberish.

However, the same scientists are still unsure if people can actually text while asleep as it requires a lot of discrete motor skills. Nevertheless, they also argue that the action is wired into the teen’s mind as it’s part of youth culture. Dr. Ron Kramer from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine stated that, “Texting for some of the younger generation is probably as ingrained as driving is for some people.”

The Telegraph

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