Am prompted to make this thread due to a couple of recent events that have transpired while I was sleeping. A little history: I have been known to
sleepwalk a few times when I was little, but outgrew that or so I thought. Often I will talk in my sleep and wake myself and others. In the past,
approx 10 years ago, under stress, I acted out violently several times which caused concern but got through that....
Now, the other morning I woke up lying on the opposite end of my bed with head /feet the opposite direction from my pillows. I was shocked at this.
Now this a.m , my spouse tells me that I was sleepwalking around 2AM, I couldn't believe it, Spouse told me that I went into the living room ,
stared at the curtains for a minute or two, which were behind him, *spouse was in there awake at this time* , and that I seemed trancelike and did not
speak. After a minute or so I then returned to the BR , (spouse followed me) , sat on side of the bed, then layed back down, to immediately start
snoring a faint quiet snore.
This was shocking news to me. especially remembering the other morning how I had awoken. Last night, I had gone to bed around 11 pm. and this
happened around 2.a.m So what stage of sleep this is, I do not know.
I do not take sleep medication and am wondering what in the world has triggered me to do these things as of late.. I do not remember any of it
which is what gets me. It really got me though when I woke up upside down in my bed: I couldn't help but to laugh somewhat...at the same time
bewildered as to how this came about. Spouse seemed to be a bit scared and said I seemed to be in a trance this a.m..
Researched the articles here at ATS and can not for the life of me figure this one out besides my brain being out of whack. I realize stress, sleep
deprivation etc. affects our sleep but I'm not overly anything than my ususual... No alcohol or meds either. Just curious as to what all of a sudden
has triggered this ? These two events so close together. Spouse said I was like a walking zombie and this has me concerned. I HOPE I don't
continue this for no telling what one could do in this state! It's sorta is freaking me out.
I'd love to understand more about this phenomenon, and hear your like experiences , I know people even have worse experiences. ie like driving!!
eating raw meat, etc.!!! so thankfully, mine wasn't toooo bad... just freaky because I do not remember, nor do I want it to get worse! Sooo..
What is happening here? How do you guys deal with this?
Any/all advice is much appreciated!
I may make mention of this to my doctor when I go back ...*thinking out loud..
Edit to add: OOH yuck, who knows but I cOULD have eaten raw meat for all I know that other time. wild thought..because there is no telling what I
did without spouse there to witness.. Right? ooH wild thought.
edit on 6-8-2011 by SeekerLou because: (no reason given)