Tips to Prevent Sleep Texting

November 8, 2011 · 1 Comment

If you have sent text messages during your sleep, you may want to consider the following tips to prevent sending out embarrassing or inappropriate messages:

- Turn off your cellular phone or block incoming sound alerts from emails or texts.

- Do not sleep with your cellular phone next to your bed.

- When using the alarm clock feature of your cellular phone, place you phone at a distance from your bed.

- Since lack of sleep tends to trigger sleep texting behavior, avoid sleep deprivation by ensuring you receive an adequate amount of sleep, keep a regular sleep schedule on weekdays and weekends, and follow good sleep hygiene.

- Avoid texting immediately before going to bed.

- If you are a parent, consider asking you child or teenager to hand over the phone for the night. 

Watch Dr. Markus Schmidt speak about sleep texting on WBNS-10TV.

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  • 1 katie // Dec 13, 2012 at 9:46 PM

    i have sleep texted before. nothing "bad" has ever been said. just simple messages. but its strange because i use extremely good grammar such as "you're". even though i have never said anything considered regretful, it makes me nervous that one day i could. my boyfriend doesnt know that i sleep text, and i have a feeling he wouldnt believe it if i told him i do. oh the issues of sleeping..

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