Sleep texting is becoming a growing problem among teens. Villanova University professor Elizabeth Dowdell says, “It’s just what you’d think it is, it’s texting while asleep. It’s exactly what is sounds like, or really more between that, you know, that area between being asleep and being awake. The phone will beep, they’ll answer the text. They’ll either respond in words or gibberish. (It) can even be inappropriate. Ex-girlfriends contacting ex-boyfriends, saying ‘I miss you. I want to see you.’ The thing that happens, though, is that when they wake up, there’s no memory. Overplugged and overextended teens and young adults tend to get less than that so this interrupts what could be a good night’s sleep, because they’re an hour-and-a-half or two hours into their sleep cycle, and they’re answering texts or the machines are beeping at them. Sleep interruption can lead to obesity, depression, failing grades and more.''