February 13, 2013

Teens and Sleep Texting in the news again

e5eb55ed45ef8ecd0ed716bc4214.jpeg Teens are texting in their sleep again. CNet reports.

quotemarksright.jpgElizabeth Dowdell, a nursing professor at Pennsylvania's Villanova University, told CBS Philadelphia: "The phone will beep, they'll answer the text. They'll either respond in words or gibberish."

So far, then, it's no different from when they're awake. However, the professor warned portentously that these texts "can even be inappropriate."

The professor says that when the teens wake up they have no memory of these texts.quotesmarksleft.jpg

Sleep texting has been in the news before, as far back as 2008 and was met with scepticism then.

Above illustration by Raffi Anderian / Toronto Star.

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