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#113568 20-Jan-2013 21:03
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Nothing computer related, hence the off topic haha. 

This is about actual sleep, the things we humans need y'know. 

For the last few months, I've been having some strange experiences in my sleep, in which I'd wake myself up as I'm sitting up in bed. Most times I'd have no idea why I'm sitting up, but I'd knock my head on the headboard or move myself too quick and wake up suddenly and be kinda dazed and confused. 

I've ruled out environment and bed because it's happened in my normal bed on a quiet part of town, in a spare bed at my mates house which is kinda basic but really quiet and with blackout curtains, and also happens at my boyfriends house, which he has commented on before, saying I have spoken in my sleep when doing that, something about what the time was (We both had work the next day rather early so I guess it was something to do with that). He thought nothing of it and said what time we were due to get up. I was partly awake at this point but not quite so just said "Huh? go to sleep" thinking he had woken up in his sleep too. 

After this happens, I usually can go down and be straight back to sleep very shortly without problem. Usually I can have no recollection of what dream I had before this happened, one time it was about my cat chasing my feet, woke up sitting up and the cat was at my bed (was there when I went to bed so not too strange).

So I'm here to ask, what could be causing this do you think? What could I do to fix it?
Its not bothering me too much, its just kinda annoying and I dont want Ryan to think I'm weird because I  do this haha. Any of you had anything like this? What did you do to fix it or what helped?

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  #747961 20-Jan-2013 21:43
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Do you wake suddenly with a jolt? I've had a few experiences of Exploding Head Syndrome where I hear a massive noise, which wakes me up with a jolt and gives me such a fright I nearly soil myself. It took a couple of times before I realised the noise is entirely imaginary, it's very odd indeed.

Good ol' brains eh! They can be real bastards!

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  #747969 20-Jan-2013 21:52
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josephhinvest: Do you wake suddenly with a jolt? I've had a few experiences of Exploding Head Syndrome where I hear a massive noise, which wakes me up with a jolt and gives me such a fright I nearly soil myself. It took a couple of times before I realised the noise is entirely imaginary, it's very odd indeed.

Good ol' brains eh! They can be real bastards!

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Yeh! That happens some of the time too, its really really freaky, sometimes its made me get up to check no ones broken in or something. 

Worst sleep experiences are when you dream you're falling, and you wake up just before you hit the ground and your whole body jolts when you wake. Keeps me shaken for hours. I've heard from a few people who say if you dont wake up before hitting the ground in your dream, you'll die in your sleep. lol. *touch wood* Love these stories. I don't think I've ever had it go to that point before so maybe some truth in it?




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  #747983 20-Jan-2013 22:12
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They sound like very powerful dreams that you are having.

Dreams generally reflect what is going on in the subconscious mind. Do you wake up with any tachycardia? Do you wakeup feeling that you have not slept well?

It might be that you have some unresolved trauma from your past???

I doubt you want to explore this any further on here!!

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  #747993 20-Jan-2013 22:28
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bigal_nz: They sound like very powerful dreams that you are having.

Dreams generally reflect what is going on in the subconscious mind. Do you wake up with any tachycardia? Do you wakeup feeling that you have not slept well?

It might be that you have some unresolved trauma from your past???

I doubt you want to explore this any further on here!!

Good luck

Al


Not anything to concern me I guess. Only time I'd get that is if I'm woken by that loud noise or falling in my dream and waking up because both a terrifying as sh**. haha
Only times I'd really wake up feeling lack of sleep is if the last day was troublesome or if today will be troublesome. Usually its work (Rude customers, disappointing stats at the end of the day and such) but can occasionally be other things like money or something. Otherwise I'd be fine. If I have something to look forward to, I'll always feel rested. Like today I got up at 5:45 to go have breakfast before work with the boyfriend and I didn't feel tired at all even though I'd usually get up at like 6:30.

Underlying trauma... not really lol. Nothing I know of anyway. 

Something just popped into my head, I remember in Uni last year if I fell asleep in a lecture (Dont lie, we've all done this before) my buddy next to me would nudge me and I'd wake up and sit up as I do it out of habbit. Perhaps it has something to do with that? Like, dream causes my arm to move, think I'm being woken up in a lecture, because I'd sit right up and be at full attention to the wall infront of my bed haha. But I don't think about why I'd be sitting up, like, I wouldnt think I'm at uni but perhaps thats it?




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  #748525 21-Jan-2013 22:40
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I hardly ever have any form of disturbed sleep but when I do, it is always because of some unresolved issue in my waking life.

I would look to that to see if there is anything lurking that needs to be resolved.

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  #748660 22-Jan-2013 10:14
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Don't eat cheese before going to bed :-)




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  #748672 22-Jan-2013 10:26
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SepticSceptic: Don't eat cheese before going to bed :-)

Or chocolate. I've not had the Cheese dreams, but have had the chocolate ones.

 
 
 
 


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  #748683 22-Jan-2013 10:46
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ive had one where i have dreamt of being smothered and i kicked to get free and kicked the dog, who was asleep on the bed, across the room and into the wall. My wife thought it was hilarious, the dog not so much.




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  #748693 22-Jan-2013 11:10
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Have you considered a check up?
e.g. blood sugars, pressure etc

I find certain foods and beverages can sometimes play havoc with the intracies of the human body.

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  #749321 23-Jan-2013 09:28
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Just wait until you have the shaking bed thing! Was convinced there was a poltiegeist in my room for a while

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