Post # 1
Last night the strangest thing happened. I’m 90% sure I was dreaming, and in this dream, I was in bed with Darling Husband and woke up to see a mouse crawling on our blankets. The next thing I know, Darling Husband and I are out of bed and he is pulling apart the bedding and yanking all the furniture out of place. Except this part was happening in real life! At the time, it felt like a bucket of ice water had been poured over my head – I couldn’t think straight and was so confused about what was going on. I was pretty sure the mouse had been a dream, but couldn’t find the words to communicate that to Darling Husband, who was tearing the room apart to find it. I remember crying and saying things like, “What are you doing? I’m not sure this is really happening.” I was trying to tell him it might have been a dream, but he didn’t understand and told me I was acting crazy. Eventually, I was able to say, “I think I might have dreamed the mouse.” He just kind of laughed, threw the bedding back on the mattress, and went to the spare room to sleep for the rest of the night. And even though I was mostly sure the mouse wasn’t real, I couldn’t bring myself to go back to our bed either and slept on the couch, haha.
I don’t remember what happened, but I must have said something out loud – something to wake Darling Husband up and convince him there really was a mouse. I’m a vivid dreamer, but as far as I know, I’ve never called out or walked around while sleeping. It was a very strange and confusing night, though does make for an amusing story today.
Tell me about any strange or confusing things that have happened while you were sleeping or dreaming!
Post # 3
@MissAusten: Haha I WISH this was my experience!!
A week ago I was laying in bed and I’m 80% sure I was drifting to sleep and very distinctly felt something poke me in the side. It felt like someone took 1 finger and pushed it into my side and then out. I remember thinking, “omg I need to scream so Fiance knows…” I woke him up screaming but it was a weird whiny scream lol… he checked out the room, I bawled my eyes out and he let me fall asleep before he went back to bed himself. It was awful.
Post # 4
Have you ever been right on the verge of falling asleep, felt like you were falling, jerked, and woke yourself up? Or heard someone talking? That’s a hypnagogic hallucination.
Waking up in the middle of the night and hearing or seeing something would be hypnopompic.
I’ve had both. I also was a sleepwalker as a kid. I had a nightmare when I was a teenager that was so real. I would have sworn I was awake. I saw flames outside my window and heard my mom screaming and saw her silhouette in the window. I jumped out of bed and ran outside to a peaceful dawn and no mom outside. I actually called her name and looked around for her. I went inside, and sure enough, she was sound asleep in her bed. I had no memory or awareness of going from sleeping to waking.
Post # 5
waking dreams. i have these in a blue moon. its when you dream with your eyes barly open. i had a dream (they were closed) but that i was running or playing whatever with peter pan. and i came to this bookshelf. well this is when my eyes were open. i climbed the book shelf and it was high. to realize i was awake and the book shelf was the cieling. our house wasnt finished yet so the cieling looked like a bookselve because there was no insilation instaled yet. anyways. i was like wtf.. my mind just sort of zoomed out and came to focus where i really was.
Post # 6
I regularly sleeptalk, which is not a big deal. Except that I was having a dream about a kid in my preschool class who liked to run out of the classroom, and I was apparently shouting “MAX! MAX!” In my sleep!
I have also dated two guys named Max. So Darling Husband was a little miffed until I explained it!
Darling Husband is a sleep walker. He regularly takes art off the walls, spills water on the floor, and tries to leave the apartment in his sleep.
Post # 7
@Jw1724: Yikes, that sounds so scary! It would be hard to sleep after an experience like that! After I posted, I talked to my husband about what happened and he said I was screaming “bloody murder” over a mouse.
@MsW-to-MrsM: I googled the terms you used because I’ve never heard them before. That’s cool, thanks for sharing! I’ve definitely had the jerking awake feeling. It seems like I had a hypnopompic experience last night, with the imagery continuing into waking and experiencing such confusion.
@souza_2005: It’s interesting how we can “see” something that is really there, but make sense of it in a totally different way in a dream – like seeing the ceiling as a bookshelf in your case. That’s intense that you were climbing it, or ready to climb it!
@BrandNewBride: Haha, that would be awkward for your Darling Husband, thinking you’re calling out to an ex-boyfriend 😉 And I can’t believe he tries to leave the house! Has he ever gotten out while sleepwalking? I find the thought of him taking down the art funny though – like, is he trying to redecorate in his dreams? Haha.
Post # 8
i have such weird dreams sometimes!! last night I dreamt that someone broke into my house, pinned me down on the bed and was trying to strangle me. I woke up all tangled in my blankets with my cat pawing at my chest (lol).
this wasn’t a dream, but still SO weird. I go to bed around 10pm, plug my phone in the wall right next to me, and go to sleep. I wake up in the middle of the night and wanted to check the time, so I grab for my phone. it was completely gone. charger and all. So I am up at 3am digging around the bed for my phone for like 10 minutes… I decide to open my dresser drawers across the room, and my phone is in one of the drawers. The charger cord is nearly perfectly wrapped around the phone and it was neatly placed on top of my clothes. pretty sure I was sleep walking that night.
Post # 9
also, I used to take Benadryl for allergies and it would make me have the craziest dreams. almost like I was hallucinating. apparently it’s a common side effect! I have since switched to a different medication!
Post # 10
I just had a dream the other night that a koala bear dropped onto me and it was super vivid and I was half awake and according to Darling Husband I got super stiff and rigid and slowly peeled his fingers off my shoulder. I told him when I woke up completely that his fingers had felt like claws. Never thought I’d have a nightmare about koala bears!
Post # 11
I constantly have dreams that seem real, and when I wake up I have to ask my Fiance if it actually happened.
Post # 12
Ugh I have the worst dreams. I’ve experienced sleep paralysis which is so scary. Basically your body freezes up so you can’t move, but you still have (usually scary) nightmarish hallucinations (I’m not sure if I’m describing it completely right). Usually just something creepy like hearing someone breathing when I’m alone in the room, but I can’t turn my head or move my hands to check. Then, when I realize I’m dreaming it takes forever to wake myself up. I’ve also been stuck in a never ending false-awakening loop where I keep thinking I wake up, then realize I’m still dreaming. Sometimes it feels like hours, but I have no idea how much time really passes. It is incredibly frustrating.
Post # 13
Oh yes! A few weeks ago I dreamed that one of my high school classmates (we carpooled and were friendly but wewren`t really friends) was in my kitchen. And I MURDERED him! In the dream I strangled him to death! Somehow during that he managed to record me on his phone, and he texted the recording to his mom, the police, and ME! It was so weird. But then when his mom showed up and the police were coming Darling Husband said thathe was okay with running away with me and living out of our car, so I guess it was good to know he always supports me…
Such a starnge dream!
Post # 14
i have quite a few sleep issues so that kind of thing happens a lot to me haha. ive always dreamt a lot and remembered them, but i also tend to wake up and think theyre real and act them out
ive woken up and started searching the bed for puppies for ages, rummaging in the covers. Darling Husband just looked at me, gave me a wtf look a nd told me to go to bed. ive also woken up and slapped my DH’s leg because i thought it was a dog who peed on the couch (i have a lot of animal dreams weirdly!!), ive freaked out and jumped out of bed hyperventilating as i didnt recognise my Darling Husband and wasnt awake enough to understand for a good few minutes. ive punched him in the arm as he tried to pull the duvet to him (i was dreaming i was in the arctic and the blanket was the only thing keeping me alive). poor man has the patience of a saint!!
i also used to sleepwalk and talk a lot but ive grown out of that pretty much so its just the waking dreams. and very occasional night terrors. i sleep pretty badly now (34 weeks pregnant) so maybe thats why im having less isues at the moment – im not sleeping deeply enough for it to become a problem
Post # 15
@highschoolhoneys: That sounds terrifying! I often have nightmares where I’m continually being chased, but it would be really scary to dream you were being strangled! That’s funny that your cat was on your chest, though, haha. Right up in there!
@NowMrsS: Wow a koala bear! That’s definitely unexpected! My husband was laughing at me today, saying I was screaming bloody murder over a mouse. Nightmares may seem nonsensical in the light of day, but can be so scary when you’re caught up in them.
@allyfally: Usually, I know to some degree during my dreams that the events are not actually happening, which made this experience even more disorienting! It’s interesting how some people experience their dreams so intensely (or at least remember them more clearly), while others do not. Good thing your Fiance is there to check in with when you wake up 🙂
@almostwebbee: That would be really frightening, not being able to move while feeling like someone or something is in the room! I’m such a scaredy-cat, I probably wouldn’t sleep again after that.
@Tigerlilybride: Uh oh, you got caught :p But like you said, nice to see that your Darling Husband was ready to go on the run with you, haha. Jokes aside, that would be quite a strange dream to wake up from!
@newname_99: Haha, I can’t imagine waking up to that as your DH! My Darling Husband loves his sleep, so I don’t think he was overly impressed, haha. He has been teasing me about mice all day though. It’s funny how so many of your dreams seem to be animal related! The Antarctica one sounds pretty epic too – gotta fight for that blanket!!
Post # 16
@MissAusten: It really was! I was going to a class party that night, so I guess thats what got him on my mind. It all seemed so real too!
I just remembered another one. Once years ago, I had a dream that I tried smoking. I have never and will never smoke, even if I wanted to it would kill me because of problems with my lungs. But in this dream I could taste is êrfectly, at first it was gross but after a couple of minutes I started to really like it! Clearly I just have messed up dreams.