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    Sleep Texting

    Sleep Texting

    A blurb in the December 2018 Sonoran News caught my eye. It stated the following:

    The American Sleep Association estimates that as many as 70 million of us suffer from a sleep disorder of one type or another. Some people snore, some talk in their sleep and still others walk in their sleep, according to the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC]. But, says AMAC we’re in the digital age and so there is a new disorder that has been identified – sleep texting. And, as you might expect, this 21st Century affliction runs rampant among adolescents and millennials. They fall asleep with their smart phones nearby and during the night they send messages to their friends. And, in most cases they don’t remember doing it when they wake up in the morning.

    After further research I found an article by Allie Shah published in The Minneapolis Star Tribune December 6, 2013. Looks like there is a new sleep disorder in town. Here is the link: http://www.startribune.com/a-new-disorder-is-plaguing-teenagers-sleep-texting/234531751/