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Sleepwalking & Taking A Shower

by cricket
(USA)

I began sleepwalking as a very young child. However, mine did not go away as I got older; it only progressed. After I got married, I would wake up in the mornings to a mess in the kitchen: Potatoe chip crumbs everywhere.


I blamed my husband because he stayed up later
than me. He said I actually was sleepwalking and sleepeating! That explains why my weight
was so difficult to control.....

After we moved into our new home, I remember waking to my husband's somewhat angry tone of
voice saying, "Not at 2:00 in the morning!" What happened is that I had gotten out of bed,
took a shower, washed my hair, and went into the bedroom to ask him if he was going to get
out of bed to get ready for work! That is some pretty heavy sleepwalking...LOL!

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Dec 25, 2011
I also took a shower while asleep NEW
by: Grazzy ella

You are the first person that I know of who also took a shower asleep! One day I woke up with my hair wet, clean, dressed for school, all the clothes inside out and not bottoned correctly and after checking the bathroom I realized I had taken a shower asleep, it never happened again. But it has always made me feel special!


Jan 31, 2012
Shower sleep NEW
by: Anonymous

Omg! Im so glad im not the only weird one lol so freaked out! Woke up staring my self out in the mirror, whilst drying my hair and naked??? Turns out id had a shower and was convinced it were 7:00 in the morning!

Feb 01, 2012
wow! NEW
by: Grazzy ella

Thank you for answering!!! I woke up in bed under my covers, everything kind of wet, like I did not dry my hair very well with the towel. But till today (I was las 13 years old when that happened) it baffles me that I did not wake up with the water!! Thank you so much for sharing!!

And sleep tight tonight, dont let the bed bugs bite!!

Have a great week and without knowing you, I send you all the good vibes in the universe!

Dec 04, 2012
I DO THAT EVERY WEEK NEW
by: Quinn_1D_Styles

I don't know why but latly I wake up taking a shower at like 2 am! I don't know why but i've done it atleast 6 times

Dec 09, 2012
Same with my 7 Year old. NEW
by: Anonymous

My daughter, since i could remember would sleep walk. usually looking for the bathroom two hours after going to bed. She went to bed 830 was out by 840 and by 1040 she was calling me in a broken voice. Asking me why she was wet and cold. Of course i am panacking. This shower thing is new and usually when sleepwalking, she goes for a week or so. then it calms down for about two months. She has a schedule for it or something. Super scary. I am glad to have found this site. I was really worried that she was the only one and that i had to seek a Doctor asap.

Has anyone heard of anyone drowning while taking a shower/bath during sleepwalking episodes. She started off with the tub running. Of course i thought this was my sister taking her normal showers at night. Not my daughter. Did not cross my mind to check on her.


Oct 13, 2013
Crazy NEW
by: Anonymous

I thought I was the only one, I was in the shower at 4am one morning and my boyfriend comes in and asks what I was doing, apparently I didn't answer and he pulled the curtain and says hey what are u doing and I snapped out of it realized I was in the shower and started hysterically crying and made him come in with me cause I was so scared. About two weeks before that I wake up in our spare bedroom ontop of a pile of clean clothes butt naked I walk into my room and all my clothes were placed ever so neatly one right next to another on my side of the bed. The weirdest thing I've ever experienced. I'm glad to know there's more of you out there! But my question is why??

Jul 13, 2014
Showering with Clothes NEW
by: Anonymous

I took a shower with my clothes on and check the video cameras. I was sleepwalking LMFAO

Nov 10, 2014
Sleep Walking and Showering NEW
by: Anonymous

I have slept walked since I was a kid, but lately I have been doing it with much more regularity and it seems to be getting more detailed or elaborate.

This is my wife's recount of Tuesday Night. I got out of bed between 2-3 AM talking, I stopped at the door to the bathroom and stood there for a few minutes talking before entering the bathroom, turning on the light and the shower and then going to the bathroom, once I went to the bathroom, I got in the shower, when my wife heard me get in the shower, she got up and stood at the entry to the bathroom and videotaped me, she said I stood still in the shower and turned around a few times, but was not washing myself. I woke up to her yelling my name asking if I was ok, I finally said, yes, why, and she asked me why I was taking another shower, I was so confused and had no answer.

This is the first time I can ever remember being woken up during a sleepwalking episode and I think the first time I have ever taken a shower. Weird. It worries her, I wish I knew what is causing it.

Nov 10, 2014
Sleep Walking and Showering NEW
by: Anonymous

I have slept walked since I was a kid, but lately I have been doing it with much more regularity and it seems to be getting more detailed or elaborate.

This is my wife's recount of Tuesday Night. I got out of bed between 2-3 AM talking, I stopped at the door to the bathroom and stood there for a few minutes talking before entering the bathroom, turning on the light and the shower and then going to the bathroom, once I went to the bathroom, I got in the shower, when my wife heard me get in the shower, she got up and stood at the entry to the bathroom and videotaped me, she said I stood still in the shower and turned around a few times, but was not washing myself. I woke up to her yelling my name asking if I was ok, I finally said, yes, why, and she asked me why I was taking another shower, I was so confused and had no answer.

This is the first time I can ever remember being woken up during a sleepwalking episode and I think the first time I have ever taken a shower. Weird. It worries her, I wish I knew what is causing it.

Mar 13, 2015
Sleep Walking NEW
by: Anonymous

I have never slept walked when I was a kid. I'm in my late 40's. I started noticing in the past year, I started sleepwalking by playing my hair or talking out loud in bed. Trying to figure out on that one. I went bed about 12am and I slept walked in the bathroom sitting on the toilet and woke up in the bathroom. I couldn't figure out how long I was sleeping in the bathroom and not in the bed. How I was awaken by the pain in pit of my stomach and time was 7:30 am. I was stunned and saying WTF is going on!? I have never done that one before.

Apr 11, 2015
Per Anonymous' comment... NEW
by: Anonymous4444

I, too, have often woken up on the commode, not remember getting there. Unfortunately, if I'm wearing yoga (that end up @ my ankles) or a light gown, my legs will be freezing cuz I'm next to the vent. Sometimes both legs are asleep and I have to wait til they wake up to stand. Scarier is when my head falls forward and I hit my head on the porcelain sink! It's making me crazy because I'll go for years and it won't happen and now it's even during the day if I'm tired! If I find anything that helps, I'll surely post it because I KNOW how hard and scary it is - especially for my head and neck! Good luck!

May 04, 2015
ME TOO NEW
by: Anonymous

For some reason i have been waking up in the shower convinced that i just dozed off due to it being 05:45. I actually just did it about five minutes ago. That's why I'm looking at all of these posts at 02:15

May 22, 2015
Sleep Walking and Sleep Showering NEW
by: Anonymous

My daughter has been sleepwalking since she was very young. She staring sleep showering at about 11 and I'll have to say this has been one of the strangest and scariest experiences of motherhood. Prior to that she would just walk into various bedrooms and stare at people as they slept with a glazed look on her face (creepy). Since the sleep showering began she has woken up crying and cold in a ball on the floor and has started screaming hysterically because she did not turn on the cold water and was burning herself. We have to warn families when she goes on sleep overs and when she went to camp just in case ... Last night was the first time in a couple years she was up sleep walking and this time she hurt herself by tripping over a fan that had been moved from its normal place. She hit her nose on her door handle and woke up because she started gagging on the blood running down the back of her throat. I am very concerned about the sleep walking starting back up and really don't know what to do about it.

May 28, 2015
Sleepwalking and Shower NEW
by: Anonymous

This is the first time for me too, and I'm also in my late 40's. At 2:30am my husband woke up because he heard the shower running in the guest bathroom. He woke me up and went to check it out - door shut and the mirrors fogged up. We have no idea how long it had been running, but I never got in. I checked out WebMD and found it helpful: http://www.webmd.com/sleep-disorders/guide/sleepwalking-causes Best of luck to all of us!

Nov 05, 2015
Woke up in the bath tub NEW
by: Anonymous

well I was a sleep in the bath when I woke up with the water running and it was cold. So cold that it woke me up and it turns out that I was sitting in the bath tub with running water. Thank God tho that he didn't let me drowned and didn't die. I am so glad I didn't die but when I told my parents they were surprised. Like wow. But I had to clean up a big mess.

Aug 14, 2016
bath tub overflow NEW
by: Anonymous

I'm still in the state of shock. I had an extremely stressful week at work with chaotic sleep. I went to sleep at around 12:30 and woke up to the fire dept knocking down my door. I allegedly slept walked into the bathroom and turned on the bath and went back to bed. The bath overflowed and I flooded the condo building. This was a very scary experience that I'm still coming to grips with.

Aug 14, 2016
That is so scary! NEW
by: Anonymous

😱🚣🏼

Aug 28, 2016
just happened NEW
by: Anonymous

about an hour ago i hear my 13 year old xome up the stairs , go to the bathroom , turn on the shower for a minute, turn it off, go back down the stairs, wait like 4 minutes and come back up the stairs back to bathroom turn back on the shower, all in complete darkness..and i here her talking about not being able to find shampoo..so i get up an go to bathroom and flip on the light and she is in the shower fully clothed with water running just talking to herself..it took a couple minutes to wake her up and she was crying and upset and frankly im a bit freaked out cause she has never done anything like this before...i dont like this at all....

Sep 16, 2016
Thought I was the only one NEW
by: Anonymous

I took a shower while sleep walking. I didn't snap out of it until I walked back into my room and realized it was 1:30am. So weird!

Oct 02, 2016
Me too NEW
by: Anonymous

I have found relief here. I don't know if I sleepwalk otherwise but have on at least 6 occasions in the last year sleep showered. It scares me bc I have young children. I'm in my late 30's and no history of this. Glad to know I'm not the only one but not a great feeling regardless

Nov 10, 2016
. NEW
by: Anonymous

Lol I have woke up twice in the shower after sleepwalking. I turned the light on, got a towel even, also set to a warm temperature.

Nov 30, 2016
My 12 yr old son NEW
by: Leah V

My son went to sleep hours ago when I heard the water running. I realized he was in the shower so I asked him if he was ok. When he heard me talking he kind of snapped out of it and was surprised to find himself in the shower. Sounds like some of you had similar experiences. I'm wondering if this is a one-time thing or if this will be the new normal.

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