August 14, 2012

I'm a Sleep Texter...

A few years ago, Sean was on the road when I woke up to my phone beeping incessantly.  I was receiving text after text after text.  Worried that something was wrong, I sat up, grabbed my glasses, and began reading the texts. They were all from Sean:

SEAN: What????
SEAN: Who are you with???
SEAN: Where are you???

Huh? These texts were highly confusing. It was 3am on a work night, wouldn't Sean know I was at home sleeping?  Why did he sound so panicked? What did he mean, "Where was I?" It was all  very strange. 

And then as I stared at my phone, I began reading the texts more carefully and discovered that there were some texts before those that I hadn't read yet. I was shocked at what I saw.  According to my text history, Sean had texted me at 2:45 am with this:

"Leaving venue, what are you doing?"

To which I responded at 2:46am,

"Oh not too much.  Just hanging out playing cards with the boys."

HUH?!?? WHAT??!!?? Why would I have said that??? When did I say that?? No wonder he was confused!! 

I picked up the phone and called Sean.  Naturally, he was baffled and worried as to why I would be spending the early morning hours (2 hours before my alarm went off to go teach) playing cards with an unnamed group of gentlemen.  I sat there and explained what had happened... that I had just woken up and seen that I sent that text and that I had no recollection of typing it whatsoever... And that NO I wasn't playing cards with "the boys" but was, in fact, in a deep sleep and still very, very tired.

After a few minutes of trying to figure out what had just happened, we came to understand that I had sleep texted. Some people walk in their sleep... I apparently text in my sleep . And yes, that is terrifying. My first thought was "who else have I texted in my sleep? What did I say??"  Then those thoughts were immediately followed with,"Well done, unconscious Mae Mae. You spelled everything correctly.  You even used punctuation.  Impressive."

So if you know me in real life, the next time you see me doing this:


Beware.  
I could be sleeping. 

Creepy. 

26 comments:

Melissa said...

That's hilarious! I sleep Facebook apparently. Maybe we should move our phones out of arms reach while we sleep!

Danielle said...

This story gets me every time. I love it.

Kate said...

I've done that as well! But without the punctuation... that is impressive!

MAKEUP OBSESSED MOM said...

Wow! I have never heard of that before. I am impressed!! Actually, I am a worrier and I would have been panicked if was receiving those texts at that time. LOL! Stacie xo

Celeste said...

Oh my! This made me laugh so hard, simply because I'm picturing your poor confused husband...hilarious! And that's some serious talent you've got there.

vintage grey said...

Oh that is so funny!! Love it! xo Heather

meredith said...

hahah that is so awesome mary susan!!!

Holly said...

seriously I laughed out loud at this! How funny!

Joanna said...

haha! Oh my word! that's hilarious. Well you're actually lucky...I know someone who is a sleep driver!

Christina @My Life, Laughs, and Love said...

This is too funny!! I'll hold phone conversations in my sleep sometimes.. get it from my mom- we've gotten her to sign documents and help us w/ our homework when we were little in her sleep haha :)

Stacy said...

ahh hahahahha that's so creepy!

Vanessa {Vanilla and Rose} said...

That is too hilarious! I've done similar things before but can usually have some memory of doing it and it's always true things I text... not random stuff!

Holly said...

Hahaha that is awesome!

Thriftary said...

Hahahahaha this is hilaaaaaaarious!!!

Amanda @ Eloquent English said...

HAHAHA! Maybe that's what you were doing when you were sleeping... Playing cards. LOL. You should probably lock your phone in a drawer at night. ;) xoxo

itsmekt said...

LOL
<3 this post!

Jessica @ Lovely Little Things said...

Hahaha this is awesome! I'm cracking up, because I do the same thing! That's why the first thing I do when I wake up is check my texts to make sure I didn't get myself in any trouble over night lol!

xo

Cortney said...

lol! I am a sleep texter too, I had to start turning my phone completely off at night, especially if I took benadryl! Glad I ran across your blog, new follower!!

Shug in Boots said...

holy cowbells. this is the craziest thing i've ever heard! omg! poor shug. no wonder he was freaked out. hahaha.

-Emily- said...

I have sleep texted before! OMG it's the strangest thing....LOL I also sleep eat....and THAT"S no good! I would rather sleep text ANYDAY over sleep eating and finding candybar wrappers in the bed with me when I wake up...ugggh!

Bree said...

Hahaha that is so awesome!! I've been so afraid I would do that. I've dreamed I've texted someone something crazy and then woke up and checked my phone to make sure I didn't. I haven't yet! *phew* lol

JMc said...

I am glad I'm not the only one!! I talk in my sleep, text and have even answered the phone before. Apparently I can carry on a decent conversation because I am truly awake and realize that I'm on the phone. Sometimes I think I have instagrammed in my sleep, lol. I have scrolled through and a pic looked familiar but was posted when I know I was asleep. What's next? Blogging in my sleep, oh boy.

Salena Lee said...

OMG hilarious! I agree impressive! Visiting from The Foley Fam giveaway. Love you already. :)

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Natasha Ting said...

This is both hilarious and creepy. OMG I can't imagine what hassle would I get into if I do that.

Natasha
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TDM Wendy said...

That is amazing and the name of your movie of the week or book "I am . . . the Sleep Texter."

Brianne Heape said...

Bahahaha, I've actually done this before too & freaked out my husband (whom was my fiance at the time) with a similar text. Although, I still have no recollection of sending it. Whoops. Maybe it's a new generational thing. Sleep walking & talking replaced with sleep texting.
ps. I also eat in my sleep. Weird I know. It's even weirder when I cook something like a frozen pizza & never "wake up" during the process. It's actually kind of sad, considering the only way I know I do this - is because of the food on my bedside table in the mornings. My husband didn't believe me until we got married.