A new disorder is plaguing teenagers: Sleep texting

Star Tribune photo

Star Tribune photo

[Star Tribune, December 5, 2013] Olivia Priedeman, 17, woke one morning from a dream she had about making plans with a friend.

But it wasn’t a dream. Her phone showed that during the night Priedeman had punched in her passcode, unlocked her phone and read a text message from her friend. All while she was fast asleep.

We tend to think of sleep in finite terms: You’re either fully awake or fully asleep. But it’s not that simple, said Dr. Andrew Stiehm, a sleep medicine specialist with Allina Health. Read the entire story at startribune.com.

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