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Sitting Up In My Bed With Eyes Open But Still Dreaming - Not Sure It's Somniloquy

by Rebecca

I tend to sleep talk a lot in my sleep but over the past few years I've experienced sitting up in my bed with my eyes open but I'm still dreaming. It's quite hard to explain so bare with me.

Sometimes I'd be aware that I'm sleeping and other times I wouldn't. For example, I started working in a bookstore a few weeks back and I'll wake up in the middle of the night and I'll believe I'm behind the checkout serving people, I'll reach out for the money they're handing me even though they're not really in the room.

Sometimes I'll become aware that I'm dreaming but it's like my mind still believe the people are there so I'm embarrassed to go back to sleep because I feel like these people are laughing at me for going to sleep in a bookshop. Can anyone explain this?

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Jan 07, 2016
by: Anonymous

I've been looking this up as well. This has been happening to me for the past couple of days. The last time I remember it happening was about 3 years ago. Im sorry I can't help but it's nice to know I'm not the only one which this weird thing happens to.

Feb 19, 2016
Sitting up....
by: DreamCatcher

HI! I'm curious to know, and obviously if you are uncomfortable saying so even if it is anonymous... please don't feel obligated, but...
Would you happen to be on any medications that you started taking around the time you started having this occurrence/phenomenon? Does it scare you, or do you only feel embarrassed? Also, how long have you been sleeping usually when this happens?
Is it usually relatively soon after you fall asleep, or when you are about to wake up in the morning? Or is it in the middle of the night in (an assumed) deep sleep? Have you ever been known to sleep walk?
I do NOT know how often I have done so, or if at all before or since... but about a year ago, my Husband was downstairs on the computer when he saw me come downstairs (from bed), walk to the kitchen, step OVER the child safety gate, get a cup, pour fruit loops into it, (not without a mess I will point out though lol), no milk, then grabbed a spoon and proceeded to eat. All the while, he was watching me. Thinking that I was awake and just making a mess without caring or cleaning it up, he told me to open up my eyes. I apparently mumbled something... nothing he could understand. He asked me what I said... I mumbled again, only in an angry tone. It was then that he noticed that my eyes were barely open, and seemed to be crossing. So he tried to take my fruit loops and lead me back upstairs to bed... I then got irate and knocked the cup out of his hand. I guess the noise from the cup hitting the refrigerator and shattering woke me, and got really angry because I thought he was messing with me while I was sleeping... like playing a joke on me. It only happened once that we know of... but who knows how many times it's happened without witness or my own knowledge.

Mar 24, 2016
werd or what
by: Anonymous

my nan used to wake up in the middle of the night and start cooking lots of food and setting it up on the table, and my unt and uncle and my mum would not wake her up but to just watch over her because they knew it is very dangerous to wake a sleep walker, the can start to become violent to the people around them, hitting them and stuff, but anyways they never woke her up, she would even go out the front and hose her garden lawn and flowers and do gardening, I think I remember she used to knit to, all wile she was sleeping

Jul 08, 2016
Is someone entering my body?
by: Sheena

My boyfriend told me recently on two occasions he woke up to me slightly sitting up with my hand lifting my head, I was facing him with my eyes slightly open. He asked me what was wrong because he said I was steering at him, I lifted my eye brows and mumbled idk, he said he asked again and I did the same thing. He said when he got up I slowly laid back down and went to sleep. I do not remember any of this happening. The most recent time he said he tried yelling to awake me but it didn't work so he smacked me, which I remember as well as him saying "your doing it again" I feel a little scared about this behavior, has anyone else experience this and has anyone given an explanation as to why its happening?

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