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).
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  • identicon
    Addict, 13 Jan 2009 @ 6:21pm

    ambien defense

    I had no idea what I was doing, I don't remember a thing ....

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    Sleepmailer, 13 Jan 2009 @ 11:55pm

    old news

    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...

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    Chuck Norris' Enemy (deceased), 14 Jan 2009 @ 6:56am

    A Killer, what about the children!!!


    This story
    is sad.

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  • identicon
    nasch, 14 Jan 2009 @ 9:29am

    Quotes?

    Why the quotes around "sleeping"? Are you trying to imply that she wasn't really sleeping?

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  • identicon
    Anonymous Coward, 14 Jan 2009 @ 3:03pm

    It happens.

    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.

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    DENNIS ALAN LEAVITT, 7 Mar 2009 @ 9:37am

    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...
    OUT OF 1.5 YEARS [SHOULD HAVE BEEN 11 MONTHS] I SPENT 8 MONTHS IN SOLITARY CONFINMENT WITH ALL MY MAIL MANIPULATED BY FBI & SHERRIF OF DAVIS COUNTY FEB 2008 TO JUNE 15, 2008...FBI,HM LND SECURITY TRIED TO MURDER ME & THE HAVE SUCEDED 6 MONTHS AFTER RELEASE I HAVE A-FIB WITH RVR=500% INCREASE IN STROKES. ENLARGED HEART OCT 2008-FEB 2009 DIAGNOSED WITH DEADLY "CONGESTED HEART FAILURE" & ON TOP OF THAT WHEN I ASKED MY FEDERAL ATTORNEY TO DISMISS MY CASE THE JUDGE ORDERED ME TO TAKE A DEADLY PSYC DRUG FOR WHAT REASON ??? TO FORCED DRUG ME FOR NO REASON AT ALL BECAUSE IF I TOOK THIS DRUG "ABILIFY" IT WILL KILL ME NO ITS CALLED PREMEDITATED MURDERE. DENNIS ALAN LEAVITT-10:40 AM MST DRAPER,UTAH 84020. 801 576-8497 CALL PLEASE HELP ME HELP ME--MOVIE "THE FLY."SCIFI.

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