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M’sian “Shops” While Asleep, Wakes Up To A Cartful Of Paid Purchases

M’sian “Shops” While Asleep, Wakes Up To A Cartful Of Paid Purchases

Sleep disorders allow people who are asleep to continue to engage in automatic behaviour.

Anne Dorall

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We’ve all heard of sleepwalking (also known by its fancier name somnambulism), but did you know that there are other activities that your body may automatically do while asleep?

These kind of sleeping disorders are called parasomnia, which covers unwanted sleep behaviours such as sleepwalking, sleep driving (dangerous!), sleep talking, and even sleep… shopping?

For Twitter user Seri, who suffers from a parasomnia that allows her to use her phone such as to reply texts while asleep, waking up to text notifications may not be too uncommon.

However, Seri woke up from an afternoon nap with a cartful of payment confirmations from her online shopping account.

For someone with parasomnia, she naturally assumed that she had completed all her purchases while asleep, and was understandably distressed as the whole order costed a good bit of money.

It was not what it seemed

However, it turns out that her parasomnia hasn’t yet extended to online shopping while asleep. Instead, it was actually her boyfriend who has made those purchases through her account because he didn’t know what to buy for Valentine’s Day.

In an excerpt of texts shared by Seri, she was telling her boyfriend that she had accidentally bought these purchases online when her boyfriend replied that she hadn’t.

Instead, he cheekily noted that it was an early Valentine’s Day gift to her.

Speaking to TRP, Seri explained that while she and her boyfriend have been together for 3 years, this is the first time they are celebrating Valentine’s Day together.

I never ask him to buy me stuff because I know students are broke. So now since he has started working, he just wants to buy me stuff.

Seri to TRP

She also claims that while her boyfriend isn’t a fan of Valentine’s Day celebrations, he does it for her because he knows she loves the special day.

Previously, she had logged in to her Shopee account on her boyfriend’s computer, which was how he had access to her shopping cart.

A secret Valentine’s hack?

Her story quickly went viral, inspiring both men and women. Many netizens jokingly shared the story with their partner in hopes that they would do the same for them, or were inspired to do the same for their partner.

Others shared that they only used their shopping cart as reference and usually do not mean to actually make those purchases.

Supposedly, the moral of the story is simply to know your partner’s habits and whether or not they would enjoy the surprise! After all, you should know them best.


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