posted on Nov, 11 2012 @ 08:58 PM
reply to post by duke396
Yikes!! See, that scares me - I definitely don't want to find out about myself driving while sleeping! I told my husband if I ever open the garage
door, he had better wake me up! I'm so glad you were ok...!!! I have never used any sleep aids - never needed to. I will continue to stay FAR away
from sleep meds if that is the result!
I love sleep, and usually have no problem falling asleep, although I do sometimes get anxiety that wakes me up in the middle of the night, but that is
stress related and infrequent. When that happens, I take a half of an anxiety tablet, but I have barely used the anti-anxiety meds since I got this
job, because I am afraid I would not wake up when my pager goes off. At any rate, I haven't been on any kind of meds lately besides my allergy
pills, which I take in the morning. So I don't think that precipitated the incident.
Since my episode with the mirror, I have been using two sleep apps, one to track how much I am sleeping, so I can make sure I get enough sleep, and
one to record any noises while we are sleeping, in case I start talking or start walking into the mirror again, or whatever. So far, I have learned a
couple of things...
First, I have always known my sleep cycle is longer than most people - but I always thought it was around 9 hours. Now that I have been tracking for
a few weeks, it has become clear that my average is actually around 10 hours! I was pretty surprised about that. The other thing I learned is, I
knew that I "rotate" during the night - I wake up and roll over pretty often. So, now that I am capturing all the sounds during the night I found
out I roll over a LOT more than I thought - like every half an hour or so. I had guessed that I rotated every couple of hours, but it is much more
frequent. It's pretty interesting to find out what you really do while sleeping.
Thank you for sharing your story, Duke396!