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Published:December 15th, 2008 15:53 EST
Deep Sleep

Lady Sends Emails While In Deep Sleep

By Robert Paul Reyes

"A WOMAN in a deep sleep sent emails to friends asking them over for wine and caviar in what doctors believe is the first reported case of `zzz-mailing` - using the Internet while asleep.

The case of the 44-year-old woman is reported by researchers from the University of Toledo in the latest edition of the medical journal Sleep Medicine."

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This article illustrates how much technology has become a part of our lives; where would we be without our laptops, cell phones and ipod`s?

About a week ago my computer crashed and I lost access to the Internet for five days; I was as frustrated as Britney Spears must feel when she can`t have sex for a week.

Granted the woman`s emails didn`t make a lot of sense, but the fact that in a deep sleep she could log online and compose a letter is amazing.

I write for a newspaper and for a couple of Web sites, I submit all my articles via emails. This year alone I will have penned over 700 essays, and not all of them are Pulitzer-worthy. For a few of my editorials, I wish I could use the excuse that I was in a deep sleep when I sent them to my editor.

That`s an excuse that we all wish we could use, how many of us have regretted firing off an angry email? The problem is that it`s so easy to send an email, there`s no time for reflection.

I can image a womanizing husband using the deep sleep explanation for a lurid email that his wife discovers on his email account:

Honey, believe me I don`t want to sleep with the buxom next-door neighbor! Sugar, I swear to you I wrote that email when I was in a deep sleep.

I get in enough trouble with some of the emails I write, I hope I never send any zzz-mails.