Originally posted by robotically
I am finding it more and more difficult to get some decent shut eye. Recently I have been on the cusp of sleep and I am abruptly awakened by ... apparently nothing. What I mean is, well, for instance last night I was right at that point where you are just starting to have those bizarre thoughts that line the gateway to sleep and I get this shock, like an electrical bolt has passed through me and I wake up a bit startled if not out right scared.
This happened 3 times to me in one night, usually its every couple of days. Well, anyway after the second time of being jolted awake, I tried to keep my eyes closed and continue my breathing normally accompanied with my normal soft snoring. I was kinda scared so I continued like that for what seemed to be about 15 minutes. I was hearing strange noises all over but I kept up the sleeping act. Then some force literally lifted one side of me off the bed around 3 inches or so and I was kind of slammed down. To the point where I was bouncing a bit afterwords. I tried to reproduce the same thing on my own but I couldn't without getting some bouncing momentum. So that rules out muscle spasms lol.
No idea on this one guys, a bit of help/insight/discussion/relation might help a little. I've never heard about this, oh also forgot to add a detail, I don't know if it has anything to do with my new sleeping problems but here goes.
My brother was outside with the dog to make sure he went potty before bedtime, I could hear them below my window, I'm on the second floor. Well, I heard some noise from the woods, which is about 30 ft away from my window, definitely heard movement like crunching snow and an occasional branch snapping. The dog was on a leash and they hadn't entered the woods. It didnt sound like they wanted to either because my dog started flipping out in response to whatever was out there. He sounded like he was scared more that anything but tried to mask it with a big nasty show of barking and growling from his 120lb+ Rottweiler frame. This was obviously before my very peculiar sleep disturbance. Well, there you have it, I'm probably just imagining things... right?
posted on 29-9-2008
Ok…this is something that has been on my mind for the last month but keep forgetting to post it on ATS. I was half awake on a Saturday morning and was thinking if I should get up or not, just a quick thought that passed thru my mind as I laid there with our cat on the bed at my feet. Our bed is situated where the headboard is to the back wall and the bathroom is directly from the bed about 5 feet from the footboard of the bed. About 20 secs from having the thought of weather or not I should get up, I heard what sounded like a big piece of metal dropped into our bathroom sink! I swear the sink should have broken in two pieces as big as the sound was. As soon as I opened my eyes to see what the it was that dropped our cat ‘jumped’ for lack of a better word, to see what it was that hit the sink as well with her head turn in the direction of the bathroom and her claws dug into the blankets. I laid there not seeing anything in the bathroom run out or move around. The cat was frozen on the bed still and not looking away as if she saw something. I was thinking, “hmmmm…wonder what could have dropped? Almost sounded like a gun... ?” We have a wire shelf over the sink but there’s only toothpaste and brushes on it; all the cans of hairspray were on the sink itself. I get up after a minute of laying there as the cat is still gripping the blankets and looking directly at the bathroom. Normally when I pet/scratch her head she responds by turning her head in the direction of my hand to ensure she gets a little more attention however, her gaze was completely fixed on the BR. When I walked in there wasn’t anything out of place. Nothing in the sink or the toilet.
posted on 29-9-2008
Saturday night as I was getting for bed, I check my wife's alarm clock to ensure it was set for 7am. It has a big button on it to change the alarm time. It makes a distinct sound when it's pushed down. I set it for 7am and went to bed. Not sure how long I was asleep but, I suddenly woke up and heard the alarm clock button being pushed 4 times in a row quickly; as if someone was looking at it to figure out what the alarm was set to or something.. My wife was sound asleep; I just laid there kinda freaked out and drifted off to sleep after 10 mins or so..
Going to add this event to this post since it's relevant. About 3 weeks ago, I was laying in bed, after hearing the alarm clock go off, shut it off and layed there for a couple of minutes and then thought "well, I guess I should get up". Immediately after having that thought.. I physically HEARD a radio transmission along with the mic being keyed... "that is confirmed" or something similar to that! I FREAKED! I opened my eyes immediately, looked toward the window which had the blinds shut, but just a bit open to see if the police were in my backyard. I got up, opened the blinds in the bedroom, looked outside, nada. zero, no one there. I ran to the the sliding glass door, open it up.. walked out side.. nada, zero...no one there. I ran out the front door in hopes to see a police car or some kind of activity going on about the neighbor .. nada zero,, quiet as a mouse. Sky was clear, with a few clouds.
Originally posted by kidflash2008
reply to post by robotically
This may also be sleep apnea, as you may have an obstruction to your breathing at night. One thing to do is get one of those wedges for you. They do help me at night, although I still have some problems. (I am on a list for a sleeping disorder test, which you may want to look into.)
Also, if you are overweight, you may want to lose it. Overweight/obesity is a problem when trying to sleep at night.
Good luck on getting help for the problem.