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Sleep walking, Paranormal?

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posted on May, 27 2010 @ 10:26 PM
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Well firstly I'm a sleep walker, it comes and goes. I've been sleeping walking for around 25yrs. I've recently started sleep walking again, and to be honest I'm a little intrigued.

When I sleep walk I tend to do silly things, and my house mate has been eye witness on many occasions. The other day I woke up the following morning to myself wearing clothes i would typically go out in and wearing my expensive after shave, which was really odd.. But kinda funny.

My concerning experience's have involved me walking into my house mates bedroom and simply staring at him from the end of his bed (Now this has happened a number of times with different people i’d say around 5-6 times over the past 3 yrs) which I think is a bit scary..... I've been told in each case I’ve been spoken too and just went back to my room... I have absolutely no recollection of these events, so it’s frustrating, the feeling of no control. In the past I've tried different things to stop my sleeping walking from diets, changing what alcohol I chose to drink, I don’t take med’s? Nothing seems to make a difference.

The idea I walk into somebody’s bedroom unannounced and just stare at them really bothers me.... I’m a sceptic when it comes to anything paranormal; however, to me this is paranormal. Its like temporary possession, human portal.. I don’t know?

Any thoughts or similiar experiences would be appreciated




posted on May, 27 2010 @ 10:52 PM
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You want to hear a funny story, I was about 6 years and Dad was watching TV in the lounge. About at 11pm he saw me come walking down the passage and head to the front door. He jumped up to see what the hell I was doing. It turns out, I had thought it was the toilet and had commenced pulling my pants down to pee


Well, he managed to get me back to bed and when he asked me about the following morning I had no idea what he was speaking about
. The one and only time I know ever did it.



posted on May, 27 2010 @ 11:12 PM
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No, its not paranormal. Here is a snippet:

Sleepwalking : Purposeful moving, usually but not always including walking, while in a deep stage of sleep . Sleepwalking occurs most frequently in children, particularly boys. Sedatives tend to exacerbate rather than cure sleepwalking. The best measures are preventative: ensure that the sleepwalker is in a safe room for walking, and cannot accidentally fall through an open window or down stairs. Some types of sleepwalking are related to seizure disorders , bipolar disorder , or other neurological conditions, but most cases are transitory and due to unknown causes. Also called somnambulism.

My father was a sleep walker. Will never forget getting a golden shower on my feet while sleeping. Yea, I know....disgusting. Just thought I would quip in.

Your autonomic nervous system kicks in when you are dreaming. You just can't help it. Sorry I can't offer a remedy. Your kinda stuck with it. Any professional out there, please chime in. However, your not crazy or being affected by the paranormal. Sorry you got to deal with it.



posted on May, 27 2010 @ 11:19 PM
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Hi brilab45, cheers for the response. I've read most of what you posted just by googling and dont disagree with this information. I guess its my actions while sleep walking that are concerning to me.... more so freaky.



posted on May, 27 2010 @ 11:29 PM
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Yea, it is kinda freaky. Again, sorry you have to deal with it. I wish you the best. But please remove any paranormal phenomenon from the equation. Just might make you go a little nutzy going down that road of thinking. Don't want that to happen to you. Earnestly.



posted on May, 27 2010 @ 11:58 PM
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I haven't sleepwalked in a long time...but I don't see it as paranormal.

It is a wierd experience though, especially when you wake up!

I was at a family member's house and was having a dream that I was walking around in circles. Well, all of a sudden I woke up and I was actually walking around in circles on the neighbors' back porch. Thankfully, the neighbors didn't wake up and think I was trying to rob them.

So, I walk back and go to sleep, and the next morning I get awoken to a question..."Why is your shirt in the refrigerator?"

I had no idea...the best I can guess is that I took off my shirt, put it in the fridge, and then headed to the neighbors' house to walk in circles on their back porch.

It's one of the main reasons I won't take Ambien, even though it would be helpful at times.
Some of the side effects are insane:

There have been several reports of injuries sustained by users of Ambien as a result of sleepwalking or attempting to drive while sleeping. Injuries sustained as a result of accidents while sleep driving are some of the most serious Ambien side effects. Researchers have indicated that the number of drivers who had Ambien in their blood following erratic driving behavior is alarmingly high. Otherwise safe drivers are causing serious accidents and injuries by driving the wrong way or crashing their vehicle.

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posted on May, 28 2010 @ 12:50 AM
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my father was a sleepwalker too. he'd pee in the closet, sort mail in his sleep (he worked at the post office) and you could even talk to him while he did this. whats freaky to me is that he would sleepwalk even after passing out blind drunk when he shouldve been out cold.

I dont think I've ever sleep walked myself, but I did punch an ex girlfriend in the face while sleeping and that was pretty scary



posted on May, 28 2010 @ 01:04 AM
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Well I guess theres a lot of ramdom stuff we do when we sleep walk, my best was walking out a 5 level apartment block down 4 lots of stairs through a security gate... my flat mate at the time escorted me back to my room, as I was standing on a main road.... just very unsual I could navigate myself... theres probably been worse simply cant rememeber..



posted on May, 28 2010 @ 01:06 AM
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Originally posted by downunder666...walking into my house mates bedroom and simply staring at him from the end of his bed (Now this has happened a number of times with different people i’d say around 5-6 times over the past 3 yrs) which I think is a bit scary..... I've been told in each case I’ve been spoken too and just went back to my room...


Just curious, do you also talk in your sleep? Do they ever hear you say anything?

My brother was a sleep walker. Sometimes even walked up stairs and whatnot and went to bed again in a different bedroom! I doubt that it's anything paranormal, but it's still creepy.

One thing I've heard, normally our body cuts off motor impulses to the rest of the body to keep you from acting out your dream actions with your physical body. That's what causes Old Hag Syndrome, when people wake up and feel paralyzed. But, that's because I doubt it's really an old hag. lol. I guess the opposite happens with sleepwalkers, their body doesn't get paralyzed when it should be.



posted on May, 28 2010 @ 01:19 AM
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Hi Frosty, apparently I dont make a noise... When spoken to just follow direction, and dont communicate back.




posted on May, 28 2010 @ 01:35 AM
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I've always doubted sleepwalking to be a paranormal phenomenon primarily as I don't really see any reason to believe otherwise in all honesty.

I mean it can always be explained away in a proper and scientific manner, symptoms including sleep deprivation, fatigue or it could be something more serious such as organic brain syndrome or REM behavior disorders.

Also have you ever thought that maybe you ‘do as you are told’ so to speak when sleep waking such as going back to your room when told could be because yes you may be asleep and have no recollection of what has happened but your subconscious mind is still aware and able to respond for you?

I’m not an expert on sleepwalking but these links below could help you out hopefully.


- Sleepwalking Causes, How to prevent, Symptoms and more...

- Easy Ways To Stop Sleep Walking



posted on May, 28 2010 @ 01:35 AM
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I remember only one time that I've sleep walked.
It was the most supernatural ability I remember having except for my ability to occasionally see future events before it happens and know exactly when it will happen.
I knew without a shadow of a doubt that I was in a dream.
I was self aware that I was in a dream and had full control over it.
I tried prooving to myself that I was dreaming by closing my eyes as hard as I could. The result was that I COULD STILL SEE MY SURROUNDINGS and my eyes wouldn't close so to speak.
So, I even wanted more proof before I woke up by moving things around in certain positions.
Then I went back to lying down in a different place.
Then I woke up and I was in that different place.
The whole exerience was so supernatural because I could see exactly where everything was in real life with my eyes completely shut and my mind in a complete sleep state.



posted on May, 31 2010 @ 09:26 PM
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Cheers for these links well worth the read,



posted on May, 31 2010 @ 09:39 PM
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Your story is very familiar to me. My son had a major sleep walking problem fora few years, to the point where we had to sleep in the living room for his own safety!! We had to install chains on ALL the doors high up so he couldn't reach them, because he kept trying to go outside.. This was in his younger years!! Then he would awaken in the middle of the night and get in the shower & I would have to go and get him out, all the while he stayed asleep, but followed our directions to go back to bed... He did that staring thing to you spoke of also. Scared us for a couple years... Hope that doesn't come back!! It was exausting!! I wish you luck.



posted on Jun, 1 2010 @ 02:32 AM
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I'd agree with the temporary possession bit. Only time I sleep-walked I put every light on in the house, went into the kitchen, dropped my jammy drawers and tried to pee in the fridge. Mum caught me at the last second. I take no responsibility for that.

ps. I'm a laydee, it wasn't any stand up pee, I had my bottom perched on the salad box.

[edit on 1-6-2010 by wigit]


CX

posted on Jun, 1 2010 @ 03:41 AM
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My daughter slept walked for the first time the other night, there i was sat at the computer listening to ATS Live, and suddenly i sense something in the room.

Turned around to see my daughter stood there looking like she was in a trance lol....not the kind of thing you need in the early hours of the morning. Almost gave me a heart attack.


I can't get round it being paranormal, more a case of a different level of dreaming or something.

She talks and sings in her sleep too, and the words are totaly understandable. Sometimes the words are relative to things that have happened that day.

Example, my daughter used to be a big one for wanting EXACTLY the same as her sister, she was afraid of missing out like most kids.

During the day she had been complaining that her sister got a larger glass of milkshake than she did lol, that night she shouted out in her sleep, "TEN TOILETS!! TEN TOILETS!!! HOW COME SHE HAS TEN TOILETS!!!!?"

Thanks for the links RA, i'll have a good look at those later.

CX.



posted on Jun, 1 2010 @ 03:53 AM
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I'm pretty sure alcohol induces sleep walking episodes, no matter what kind you drink.

I would be frigtened too, there have been cases of boyfriends waking up in the middle of the night, killing and then mutilating and doing strange things to their girlfriends body's. They beleive they are in their dream combating some kind of demon when their actualy killing the one they love while she has no idea what is going on.

It's such a travesty. I would make sure there are no weapons in the bedroom, or anything that could be used as a weapon, like scissors, forks, or even pens.


On the other hand, since your roommate knows you sleepwalk. If you want to play a practical joke on him. Go in his room one night while he's sleeping, make sure your covered in fake blook and holding an axe or a butcher knife.

Make some noise till he comes to, then tell him you've got to get the devil out of his head.

oh, and if you have time set up a camera too.



posted on Jun, 1 2010 @ 07:46 PM
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Some interesting and similar stories, all of which I can certainly relate to one way or another, I guess the main difference with me is I am a grown man and continue to experience sleep walking, although that said to a lesser degree in some areas... One thing I noticed in common with a lot of these stories is the need to pee, that suggests to me the subconscious is at work , although I’m not sure what’s worse peeing in the fridge or your bed


Still interesting... I feel safe in saying its nothing more than "sleeping walking", and can safely conclude there is nothing paranormal about it.
It was just a theory.



posted on Jun, 2 2010 @ 01:06 AM
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AM I THE ONLY PERSON ON EARTH THAT WAS FULLY SELF AWARE OF BEING IN A SLEEP WALKING CONDITION AND HAD FULL CONTROL OVER IT except for not being able to open my physical eyes?
I didn't even need to pee.



posted on Jun, 2 2010 @ 01:18 AM
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I'd say possibly
, in most cases sleep walkers have no recolection of their sleep walking events. Well I certainly dont. Its possible you may regain snippets of your sleepwalking though. Particularly if woken...





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