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What Next, Sleep-Blogging?

An article about sleep-e-mailing, with thanks to GeekPress.

anomdebus (mail):
Since it was written with "written in a strange language, full of capitalization errors and nonsensical phrases" at odd hours of the day, how would we be able to distinguish from non-sleep-blogging?

jk
1.16.2009 5:31pm
Publicus (mail):
Sleep commenting.
1.16.2009 6:17pm
Dr. T (mail) (www):
I commented on the Ars Technical blog about this. The likelihood that the woman was sleeping is near zero. She was drugged, she e-mailed weirdly, and she failed to remember doing it. That's not sleep e-mailing.
1.16.2009 6:30pm
Xanthippas (mail) (www):

I commented on the Ars Technical blog about this. The likelihood that the woman was sleeping is near zero. She was drugged, she e-mailed weirdly, and she failed to remember doing it. That's not sleep e-mailing.


Would that also explain any other activity anyone could claim they did while sleeping? Such as walking?
1.16.2009 6:38pm
Hoosier:
I'm not kidding about this: What the hell is "sleep sex"? And how do I get some?
1.16.2009 9:33pm
texasfox82:
I'm not kidding about this: What the hell is "sleep sex"? And how do I get some?


yeah, me to.

can i use this excuse when my fiance finds all my bookmarked porn on the computer? "but honey, i must have been sleep porning", or something equally non-sensical.
1.16.2009 9:50pm
Fub:
Hoosier wrote at 1.16.2009 9:33pm:
I'm not kidding about this: What the hell is "sleep sex"? And how do I get some?
In your dreams, of course. Which would make you a sleep strumpet player.

Yes, the link is safe for work, unless you've got a really weird employer.
1.16.2009 9:52pm
Bretzky (mail):
Hoosier:


I'm not kidding about this: What the hell is "sleep sex"? And how do I get some?

I actually (I kid you not) had a girlfriend who had this "problem." It is basically a case of someone who is asleep putting the moves on someone they are sleeping next to. Trust me when I say, it's not as nice as it might sound.
1.16.2009 11:05pm
Hoosier:
Well, OK. The succubus idea doesn't seem all that much fun, at least if she looks like the picture from the link. But as to Bretzky's description, I'll have to take your word for it.

Hoosierwife and I have three young kids. Sleep. Sex. I would be happy to get either. To have both, together? That seems like some kind of married-man's Nirvana.
1.17.2009 9:22am
Dom:
Sleep--exam-grading!
1.17.2009 10:13am
Midtown:
Some of you middle-aged folks may remember the great episode of "Norhern Exposure" in which one of the characters would go to bed and wake up in a tree. Turned out he was "sleep flying."
1.17.2009 12:20pm
theobromophile (www):
As a somniambulant somniloquist (who also sleep-eats, according to her roommates), I've often wanted to sleep-paper-write, sleep-clean, and sleep-shower. Alas, the most I've ever done is mumble at people and get myself some orange juice.

Then again, maybe I've sleep-read and sleep-commented on VC, so we can blame any inanity that comes under my nom de blog on that. :)
1.17.2009 4:55pm
Dr. T (mail) (www):
Would that also explain any other activity anyone could claim they did while sleeping? Such as walking?
Sleepwalking is a proven phenomenon. Walking is a simple activity (almost reflexive), so it can occur while asleep. However, walking a complicated route (that one had not walked many times before) is unlikely to occur during sleep. For example, someone may sleep walk at home, but it is unlikely that they could sleep walk out of their hotel room, down the stairs, through the lobby, and onto a street.
1.17.2009 6:50pm

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