It happened to me this evening!

@TheHorse (51515)
Pleasant Hill, California
December 21, 2015 11:00pm CST
It's only happened to me three or four times in my life. The phone was ringing, I was asleep and dreaming, and wondering who the heck would call me at 6:30 AM. I could see it was dark outside, and that the sun hadn't even started to rise yet. Only then did I realize that I had no idea whether it was really 6:30 AM, or 6:30 PM the previous evening. I have the flu, and and gone to get some Thai soup at about 2 PM. After that, I had climbed into bed with my mandolin, and fallen asleep. Had I slept for some 14 or 15 hours? Or just two or three? It was Michael, asking me if I was well enough to be the house bass player at the Open Mic in half an hour. I told him I was way to sick to leave the house, and realized it was still the previous evening. Have you ever woken up and had no idea what day it was? I think it happened to me once in college (maybe after a couple of all-nighters), and only once or twice since. Right now, I'm trying to stay a wake for a bit, so I can sleep through the night. The picture is of a sunrise through my window. It's hard to tell it from a sunset--that's why I chose it.
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@LadyDuck (118399)
• Switzerland
22 Dec 15
I cannot remember that this ever happened to me. I remember, when I was young, that we had business meetings lasting until 1 AM and then we had to get up at 5 AM for more meetings, it was a stressful time.
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@TheHorse (51515)
• Pleasant Hill, California
22 Dec 15
Yikes, that doesn't sound very fair. Four hours of sleep is not healthy.
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@LadyDuck (118399)
• Switzerland
22 Dec 15
@TheHorse No it's not, it was not that way every day, but it happened several times a month.
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@TheHorse (51515)
• Pleasant Hill, California
22 Dec 15
@LadyDuck That would frustrate me, since that can damage your health.
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@JudyEv (96836)
• Bunbury, Australia
22 Dec 15
I love that you went to bed with your mandolin rather than your teddy bear. Hope you feel better soon.
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@TheHorse (51515)
• Pleasant Hill, California
22 Dec 15
Heh. I played away for awhile, then put it to my right, and then I was gone. Fortunately I don't move much when I sleep. Teddy bears are more squishable than 1914 mandolins.
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@JudyEv (96836)
• Bunbury, Australia
22 Dec 15
@TheHorse Gosh, imagine if you squashed your lovely mandolin. When I was a child I spent my pocket money on a very pretty little bird that was to go on the Christmas tree. I took that to bed with me but squashed and broke it. Very sad.
@Elizaby (3385)
• Pensacola, Florida
22 Dec 15
Hope you get well soon and get your timing straightened out.
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@TheHorse (51515)
• Pleasant Hill, California
22 Dec 15
Thanks! I did manage to sleep through the night last night.
@boiboing (12524)
• Northampton, England
22 Dec 15
In my student days, I once lay down for a nap at about 5 in the afternoon and woke up so refreshed at 8 and thought I'd had a great night's sleep. I wandered off to the kitchen to make my breakfast and found it was actually 8 pm and I'd only been asleep for 3 hours.
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@TheHorse (51515)
• Pleasant Hill, California
22 Dec 15
That's pretty much what happened to me in College. I only remember it happening once.
@marlina (60743)
• Canada
22 Dec 15
Yes, it does happen when we are sick. Hope that you are okay now.
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@TheHorse (51515)
• Pleasant Hill, California
22 Dec 15
Thanks. I'm still sick, but I'm visitng the doctor this afternoon.
@Shellyann36 (8619)
• United States
22 Dec 15
I have done this a couple of times. Once I woke up early to go to work and I was so worried about being late that I was wide awake at 3am. Hubby went to sleep last week at 2 pm and slept until 7pm and got up worried about being late for his 7am class. I hope you feel better soon!
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@TheHorse (51515)
• Pleasant Hill, California
22 Dec 15
Heh heh. Was your hubby relieved when he realized he had 12 hours to play with?
@RasmaSandra (12494)
• Riga, Latvia
22 Dec 15
@TheHorse hope this finds you feeling much better. With holiday stress I have started having problems sleeping. I wind up lying down in the afternoon and then waking up to find darkness and like you I am getting confused as to whether it is night or day.
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@TheHorse (51515)
• Pleasant Hill, California
22 Dec 15
Thanks. I'm still sick thins morning, but I have Dr. appointment this afternoon. Maybe we'll be able to figure this out. I hope your Holiday stress abates. When do you get to relax?
@Asylum (46814)
• Manchester, England
22 Dec 15
Yes I have on a few rare occasions. If I am extremely tired and go to bed very early I often awake a few hours later, but since I feel refreshed it seems as though I have slept through the night.
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@TheHorse (51515)
• Pleasant Hill, California
22 Dec 15
It seems I rarely get to bed early, so this only happens to me (as far as I can remember) if I'm overly tired or sick.
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@Hatley (157679)
• Garden Grove, California
10 Mar 16
thats a lovely photo. I did not oversleepbut looked at the c lock wrong asked m y roomit at that time why she had not gone to e at and she to ld me she already had.So I o do wnstairs I was an hour late and all I got for b reakfast was a bowl of cereal lol.
• United States
23 Dec 15
Hope you're feeling better now. As for being sick enough to not know if it was morning or evening, years, years ago when I was last sick.
• United States
22 Dec 15
I have been lucky to not wake up and not know what day or time it is since I was in my late teens when I thought drinking all night was soooo cool and hip to do . . . thank goodness I stopped that dumb behavior over a 1/4 century ago !