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10 Seriously Strange Things People Do In Their Sleep

Health & Wellness  (tags: Sleeping Disorder, Health, Facts, Diagnosis, Brain )

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Sleepwalking, one of the sleep disorders known as parasomnias, can occur in up to 10% of the population. According to Rafael Palayo, a sleep expert at the Stanford Clinic, sleepwalkers are not technically asleep.

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Buffy F (93)
Wednesday September 1, 2010, 12:07 am

Rana Sinha (50)
Wednesday September 1, 2010, 12:15 am
Interesting. Thanks for sharing.

gail dair (0)
Wednesday September 1, 2010, 1:10 am
Thanks Sophie

Fiona O (565)
Wednesday September 1, 2010, 1:22 am
I wonder if you can find out if you do these thing, Thanks Sophe

Julia S (9)
Wednesday September 1, 2010, 3:58 am
Noted..thanks :)

Wednesday September 1, 2010, 6:01 am
My ex-husband was a sleepwalker and did some very strange things.
BeeHive....I used to tell him what he did, but he had no recall at all.

Wednesday September 1, 2010, 6:52 am
Noted. Thank you, Sophie.

Andrea Dorazio (56)
Wednesday September 1, 2010, 8:26 am
When I used to take Ambien I would do my gardening in my sleep! I would awaken to freshly re-potted flowers and dirt everywhere. Thanks Sophie!

Denver Ng (114)
Wednesday September 1, 2010, 8:29 am
It's shocking to know people can murder in their sleep etc...

. (0)
Wednesday September 1, 2010, 12:32 pm

Shirley Elliott (69)
Wednesday September 1, 2010, 12:34 pm
Scary stuff! Just happy I don't sleepwalk!

marilyn h (0)
Wednesday September 1, 2010, 12:47 pm
I know these things do happen. My brother had an incident in my presence when he was around 9 yrs. old. I have seen a motion picture based on the murder incident. Also, on Boston Legal one the attorneys had that problem and that's why he had the older attorney move in with him and sleep in the bed with him. They were definitely no gay. He just needed to be watched very closely. I would venture a guess that a lot more people sleep walk than we or they even are aware of. It's pretty frightening.

AA S (136)
Wednesday September 1, 2010, 1:07 pm
Dear God, avoid Ambien then! I only talk in my sleep, but apparently I'm really angry and tend to speak strange freaky non-existent languages. If anyone's going to be sharing a room with me I have to warn them that things might get a bit strange. Actually, it's almost like "sleep Tourettes", because my subconscious seems to be able to figure out the worst things to say...

I've heard of sleep sex and people actually getting violent though, so I guess I'm lucky.

MmAway M (506)
Wednesday September 1, 2010, 2:01 pm
Thank you Sophie!

donald Baumgartner (6)
Wednesday September 1, 2010, 3:23 pm

Jennifer Hester (1)
Wednesday September 1, 2010, 3:45 pm
Crazy! It's so scary to think someone could actually commit murder in their sleep!

Shelly P (5)
Wednesday September 1, 2010, 4:01 pm
Wow! It is amazing to see what we are capable of while asleep. Crazy!!

. (0)
Wednesday September 1, 2010, 4:05 pm
Very interesting ! Thankyou Sophie !

Kara C (15)
Wednesday September 1, 2010, 5:36 pm
I am very violent in my sleep to the point of everyone except my boyfriend being to scared to sleep within a meter of me. And even then he takes anything sharp away from anywhere near the bed after I stabbed him with a pencil.
Nothing as impressive as gardening or any of the things in the article but I understand how it feels to wake up wondering whats going on and why that guys in the corner bleeding.

Susan S (187)
Wednesday September 1, 2010, 6:28 pm
Amazing...I guess talking in your sleep is mild compared to what some people do (or snoring)!!!

Past Member (0)
Wednesday September 1, 2010, 6:32 pm
So glad I do not do any of these actions

Ann L (15)
Wednesday September 1, 2010, 6:54 pm
Noted. Thanks. That is kind of scary.

Sharon S (31)
Wednesday September 1, 2010, 8:11 pm

Matloob ul Hasan (81)
Wednesday September 1, 2010, 8:49 pm
Noted, thanks.

Ganesh Peri (24)
Wednesday September 1, 2010, 10:39 pm
Quite amazing list. Some of them can not be done even while awake.

Star S. (54)
Thursday September 2, 2010, 12:08 am
These cases are definitely worth scientific study-- we need to be caredul even when we sleep

Chris E (50)
Thursday September 2, 2010, 2:18 am
Noted. A friend used to live next door to a mortuary and her parents found her there a few times.

Thursday September 2, 2010, 3:56 am
I was once working on a medical ward in England where we had a ward full of chronically obese women, all on 0 calorie diets. They each had a wall chart above their beds that marked their weight loss. They all did well, except for one lady, whose chart showed no weight loss. we found out the reason. It was mid winter, where bread and fat had been put outside the window for the birds, on a bird-table and this lady has been sleep walking every night and wandering outside to the bird table and eating all the bird food! She wouldn't believe us, until we told her to look at her feet, which were covered in mud! I have a terrible confession to make. When we found her, we didn't guide her back imediately, as we were too collapsed with laughter!

Charla D (67)
Thursday September 2, 2010, 7:16 am
Scary stuff! I think people with this condition could benefit from having their neurotransmitter levels tested, as these play a major role in our ability to sleep soundly, and also regulate our sleep/wake cycles. Acupuncture may also be helpful ( in Chinese medical terms, sleepwalking would probably be considered a case of the person's "ethereal soul not being rooted/anchored"). Even if you're skeptical, if you have this or any other sleep problem, it's well worth a try, and it sure beats Ambien!

Meg M (0)
Thursday September 2, 2010, 9:02 am
Nicky LOL!! I sleepwalk as well, now that explains why my cat always has an empty dish in the morning :)

Laurie J (0)
Thursday September 2, 2010, 10:10 am
Wow. Thank gosh all I've done is sleepwalk, the other stuff, please change me to my bed....

Bernell Trapp (236)
Tuesday September 7, 2010, 12:02 pm
Noted. Crazy and scary stuff! Bernell

Patricia Hernandez (26)
Thursday September 9, 2010, 9:39 pm
intresting, thanks

Sandy Nichols (0)
Thursday September 23, 2010, 12:56 pm
Wierd to think that.
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