reply to post by Hexidecimal
I am very short-sighted (have been since childhood) - plus I have severe astigmatism.
A few years ago, I had a 3 gram capsule of melatonin before I went to bed.
As I switched off the light and closed my eyes, I immediately realised that I was able to see the phone on the gueridon - which was in the corner
opposite to my bed, some 5 or 6 metres from my bed - with extreme clarity. It was dark, of course, but the outlines of the table and the phone, and
every single detail, were sharply visible.
"Wow! Did I forget to remove my lenses?!" I thought - or rather, I would
have thought, but the thought was too fleeting to even formulate it
in my mind. Because then, after a few milliseconds, I realised that not even with my lenses I would've been able to see as sharply as that - and
another millisecond later it hit me that my eyes were CLOSED...
I opened my eyes, almost sure that it was a strange prelude to a dream or something (that's the eternal skeptic on the lookout in me : )) - but my
head was turned exactly in the right direction. And if my eyes were as sharp as a lynx's - instead of being short-sighted and astigmatic - I would
have been able to see exactly what I saw with my eyes closed. Even the "light" - or rather, the quality of darkness - was the same.
That was no "prelude to a dream".
And it didn't really surprise me. I knew all along that such things were possible.
I don't know whether the melatonin had anything to do with it.
Possibly - because it was the first time in my life that I had taken it.
But - so far - it never happened again, melatonin or no melatonin.
[edit on 16-12-2007 by Vanitas]