Sleep texting is sending a text message to a friend and having no memory the next day of doing so. The message often doesn’t make a whole lot, if any, sense.
This issue happens more often to teens and college students who sleep with their phone turned on right next to their bed. Apparently, they are concerned they might miss something important so they want to be ready and available 24/7.
When they are drifting off to sleep, a thought of something that happened that day crosses their mind and they subconsciously pick up their phone and start texting.
“I am so many where the was can you?”
Of course the other person who gets such an important text in the middle of the night is half asleep and half awake when they respond, “Happy lunch ru next.”
There is nothing to be overly worried about. You are not likely to reveal any deep, dark secrets or tell everyone your bank account pin number or Facebook password.
There is also nothing new about communicating while asleep. Government workers have been doing it for decades.
The biggest problem is people deluding themselves into thinking that most of their text messages have any real degree of importance. It’s just an electronic version of sending little notes to one another. Their phone has become a toy for pointless, meaningless amusement and they have become a slave to the machine (at a few hundred dollars a month).
About the only reason you should want to get any kind of communication in the middle of the night is if your house is on fire. Other than that, everything else can wait until morning.
Leave your phone outside your bedroom and turned off. Learn to separate your waking life from your sleep time and make getting a good night sleep a higher priority than inane sleep texting.
Are you using your phone or is your phone using you? Ever sleep texted? Leave a comment below.