Forget Sleepwalking, Now There's Sleepmailing
from the you-said-what-to-who-now? dept
People have been shown to have done amazing things while “sleepwalking,” including driving places. However, the press has been jumping on a recent report of a woman who was found to have sleep-emailed as well. She apparently logged into her email while “sleeping” and sent a series of nonsensical emails which she later failed to recall. The whole scenario is a bit bizarre — and reminds us how little we know about sleep and brain functions during sleep. I’m reminded of a recent episode of This American Life where they looked at The Fear of Sleep, which includes a hilarious story of comedian Mike Birbiglia’s (actually very scary, and quite dangerous) battle with sleepwalking. It’s the funniest story you’ll ever hear concerning a man throwing himself out a window (it starts about 9 minutes in).
Filed Under: sleep emailing, sleep walking
Comments on “Forget Sleepwalking, Now There's Sleepmailing”
I had no idea what I was doing, I don’t remember a thing ….
I sleep mailed back in the 90’s … also played games (terribly) and saved them :-/
Sucked to wake up, load a saved game and…. wtf.. that’s not where I was…
mails were often semi-nonsense … containing parts that made sense… and other wtf parts…
mind you… I also find keys and unlock doors when I sleepwalk… thankfully all this happens less and less to me these days… though I still get my gf to hide our keys before bed…
A Killer, what about the children!!!
This story is sad.
Why the quotes around “sleeping”? Are you trying to imply that she wasn’t really sleeping?
My sister used to sleepwalk. Once my parents found her up in the middle of the night packing to go on an imaginary vacation. I always thought they should have let her go.
VIET-NAM VETERAN IMPRISONED 1.5 YRS EMAILING.
I WAS NOT ARRESTED BY THE FBI BUT TAKEN FROM MY HOME ILLEGALY NO ARREST WARRANT-NO MIRANDA WARNING THOUGH
SCOTT M. AGENT OF FBI SLC,UTAH QUESTION ME & I DID NOT KNOW WHY AS I WAS NOT TOLD DAVID W. SMITH LIED AT HEARING SAYING I WAS A “FLIGHT RISK” I WEIGHED 500 LBS-ON 02-OXYGEN & IN A WHEEL CHAIR SUFFERING PAIN 24/7, CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE THE HOME LAND SECURITY AGENT LIED IN A HEARING ABOUT ME. FORCED SLEEP DEPRIVATION-PTSD VN WAR HERO/VETERAN SUFFERING FROM MEMORY LOSS SINCE JUNE 1967 VIET-NAM ECT.=MORE!I WAS INCARCERATED & TORTURED & ABUSED ON ORDERS OF THE FBI—NEVER TOLD WHY I WAS IMPRISONED VIOLATION OF THE US CONSTITUTION-MY CIVIL RIGHTS & CRUEL & UNUSAL PUNISHMENT STARVATION-SUFFOCATION-PTSD-
“FORCED SLEEP DEPRIVATION” BY FBI & DAVIS COUNTY JAIL MEDICAL PERSONAL—18 HOURS A DAY WITHOUT SLEEP TACTICS INVENTED BY NAZI GERMANY DEATH CAMP DOCTORS WW2
NO SLEEP APNEA MACHINE FOR OVER A YEAR-ORDERED BY DC JAIL IN FARMINGTON,UTAH EVEN IF I DIED NO OXYGEN!!! PAIN & INJURIES OF MAGITUTDE NEVER BEFOR DONE AGAINST ANY INMATE…
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