June 17, 2008
Cellphone users send text messages while asleep – or so they claim. The Star reports.
"Increasing numbers of cellphone users are reporting on blogs and message boards that they are "sleep-texting," text messaging friends from their cellphones while asleep. It's a sign of the times, say sleep experts and experts on technology, who see the phenomenon as a natural extension of the younger generation's reliance on text messages for communication.
But scientists and sleep professionals disagree on whether the individuals involved are technically asleep when they send the messages. And at a Nortel media conference in Toronto earlier this week, two high-tech experts had never heard of the phenomenon, reports the Star's Daphne Gordon."
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