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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Filed Under: sleep emailing, sleep walking

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    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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