by Mike Masnick
Tue, Jan 13th 2009 3:38pm
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).
If you liked this post, you may also be interested in...
- Yahoo Rolls Out End-To-End Encryption For Email
- Dear Politicians: Responding To The Clinton Email Scandal By Proudly Affirming You've Never Used Email Isn't Helping
- State Dept. Employees Only Retained .01 Percent Of Emails As FOIA-Able 'Official Records'
- Hillary Clinton Finally Answers Questions About Her Email... And It Only Raises More Questions
- Why Even Justified Criticisms Of GNU Privacy Guard Miss The Point