Some People Sleepwalk; I Sleepwrite

United States
January 3, 2018 11:41am CST
Sometimes I write using a notepad app on my phone, usually to jot down notes or ideas that I want to remember later. Well, a little while ago I accidentally clicked open the notepad app, and discovered the beginning to a story I had written... But I have absolutely no memory of writing it. Now, this wouldn't be so unusual if I had written it a year or two ago, but the date showed that it was from only a little more than a month ago. There was also another note with character names and a plot summary, which I have absolutely no memory of. Either I've been writing in my sleep again, or a ghost has been using my phone to write. Or my memory is going. I'm only 33 so I hope that's not the case. I do have fibromyalgia, which causes horrible brain fog and short term memory problems. This isn't the first thing I've found that I've written and have no memory of doing so, but usually a lot of time has passed and I find the mystery snippets in old notebooks... Not dated from a month ago. Too bad Sleepwriting Stacy didn't finish the whole book -- that would definitely make writing a whole lot easier for me!
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@andriaperry (35619)
• Anniston, Alabama
3 Jan
LOL, I sleep walk, I wake sitting on the toilet all the time. I also have a talent to hold my book open while I sleep and not lose my place
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• United States
3 Jan
That is amazing, I usually drop anything I'm holding if I doze off. (Unless I'm writing, I guess!)
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@nitirrbb7 (1655)
• India
4 Jan
L0l you are always to be found on the toilet seat when you are found missing at Nights so if anyone wants to find you and you are not on the bed it won't be hard for them to guess
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@kobesbuddy (23408)
• East Tawas, Michigan
3 Jan
I have to date things that I write down, or can't recall what I had in mind. Definitely, I do have brain fog, that's getting worse with age. It's funny you wrote about this story you found. I was rummaging through some of my older writings yesterday and found a story, that I'd written years back! LOL
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• United States
3 Jan
That is funny! Brain fog is just awful, isn't it? Sometimes I can't even function from it.
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@kobesbuddy (23408)
• East Tawas, Michigan
3 Jan
@Srbageldog I will have a thought, open up my mouth to speak, then can't remember what it was about!
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• United States
4 Jan
@kobesbuddy I do that a lot! Sometimes I misspell my own name -- I have signed my boyfriend's name before without thinking, and also signed last year's Xmas cards from "Stay" instead of Stacy...
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@paigea (21228)
• Canada
3 Jan
Wow, sleep writing is quite impressive.
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• United States
3 Jan
What's impressive is that it was all coherent! Usually when I write in my sleep, there's a lot of gibberish and I have to guess what I was trying to say.
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@paigea (21228)
• Canada
3 Jan
@Srbageldog that is amazing. Is it something you can complete now that you are awake?
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• United States
3 Jan
@paigea It's not even the type of story I normally write... So I don't know. I'm actually very confused by it. It's obviously my writing but it's something I normally wouldn't write. So very weird.
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@moffittjc (36660)
• Gainesville, Florida
5 Jan
My girlfriend is the same way. She will sleep text. No joke! I'm a light sleeper, so I wake up very easily, so if she moves or sits up or goes to the bathroom in the middle of the night, I'll wake up. There have been countless nights where I have woken up to find her texting on her phone in the middle of the night, and she has no idea she's doing it, and no recollection of it in the morning. lol
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• United States
6 Jan
That is funny! I wonder what she's texting to people, and whether it makes any sense to them or not! I once called a friend in my sleep (I must have been trying to text her) and I jolted awake when I heard her voice coming out of my phone saying "Hello? Hello??" I immediately hung up and then texted her explaining that I must have hit the call button in my sleep. I suppose I could have just explained it over the phone, but my partner was also sleeping and I didn't want to wake him up with a random phone conversation in bed during the wee hours of the morning!
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@moffittjc (36660)
• Gainesville, Florida
7 Jan
@Srbageldog Apparently, she sends coherent messages, it's just weird that they come in the middle of the night and she doesn't remember sending them.
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• United States
9 Jan
@moffittjc At least they're coherent! I would be confused if I found texts on my phone I didn't remember sending. At least the notes I write in my sleep aren't being sent out to anyone else!
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@nitirrbb7 (1655)
• India
4 Jan
Is someone else using your phone have heard of sleep walking but sleep writing
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• United States
4 Jan
No, no one else uses my phone. I have it protected with a pin and nobody else knows it.
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@nitirrbb7 (1655)
• India
4 Jan
@Srbageldog Then you need to take it seriously had you consulted a physician regarding this?
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• United States
4 Jan
@nitirrbb7 No, I don't think it's worth mentioning to my doctor. I have written in my sleep for years, but usually I fall asleep while writing and keep writing (which turns out to be gibberish most the time.) This time it's only odd because I have no memory of doing it.
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• United States
9 Jan
Whoa! That is a mystery :) I have sleep walked once in my life and never again!
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• United States
10 Jan
I think I sleep walked a couple times as a kid. I would wake up finding myself trying to open the hall door that led to the bathroom.
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• United States
10 Jan
@Srbageldog Wow that is dangerous luckily within the house and not the front door or anything.
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• United States
10 Jan
@infatuatedbby I know. My grandpa (on my mom's side) used to sleepwalk as a kid and he would just wander out the front door and out into the surrounding orchard next to their house. One time he went right out the second story window, but luckily wasn't hurt.
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@thelme55 (12398)
• Germany
3 Jan
Wow! That is amazing. I have not heard of sleepwriting. I was sleep walking when I was a child.
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• United States
4 Jan
I think I used to sleepwalk when I was little. Sometimes I would wake up trying to open our hall door that led to the bathroom, and not know how I got there.
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@thelme55 (12398)
• Germany
4 Jan
@Srbageldog I see. At least you didn't get out to the street.
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• United States
5 Jan
@thelme55 Oh, I would have freaked out if I had ever woken up in the street!
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@Ithink (7697)
• United States
4 Jan
I have never heard of sleep writing, would be great if sleeping Stacy did the whole book thou!! Are you more tired when this happens?
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• United States
5 Jan
I haven't noticed. I actually was unaware that I had written in my sleep until I accidentally stumbled upon the writing dated only a little over a month ago! I know I have written in my sleep before, but usually I fall asleep as I'm writing and just keep on writing -- I don't fall asleep and then start writing while I'm sleeping!
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@Ithink (7697)
• United States
5 Jan
@Srbageldog lol!!! Well here is to some great sleep writing!!
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@JSAph8888 (479)
• Philippines
10 Jan
Haven't heard of sleepwrite, only sleep walk. I got scared when I read the word 'ghost', thinking that you will tell a ghost story and planning not to finish your post. hhahaha but I managed to finish your post without getting scared
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• United States
10 Jan
Glad I didn't scare you.
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@tzwrites (3990)
• Romania
5 Jan
It would be kind of cool if you are actually a sleepwriter!
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• United States
6 Jan
I wish I would write an entire book in my sleep. And then wake up feeling refreshed!
@Platespinner (19015)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
4 Jan
Just think about how much you could accomplish if you spent your days doing one thing and your nights sleep writing!
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• United States
5 Jan
I know! I would love to wake up to find an entire completed manuscript. Or if I would at least be consistent about sleep writing, perhaps I could finish a book with seemingly no effort on my part!
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@AngelesF (252)
• Spain
4 Jan
First time I hear it could happen! Isn't there a way to confirm you did that? It's amazing!
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• United States
4 Jan
There's no other explanation for how it appeared on my phone. It is obviously my writing, I just don't remember writing it!
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@xstitcher (10308)
• Petaluma, California
4 Jan
I've had some weird dreams--at times I've wished I'd written them down while having them--what little I remember of them might make interesting stories.
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• United States
4 Jan
I actually use the notepad app on my phone to jot down any bizarre or interesting dreams I have when I wake up. (Before that, I kept an actual notepad and pen next to my bed for the same reason.)
@jstory07 (59606)
• Roseburg, Oregon
4 Jan
I think a ghost has been using your phone. That my story and I am sticking to it.
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• United States
4 Jan
I just hope they weren't using ME as a way to use the phone...
@TRBRocks420 (64188)
• Banks, Oregon
3 Jan
lol that's funny. I have never done either that I know of, had some wild dreams though.
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• United States
4 Jan
I have been having very vivid (and bizarre) dreams lately. I think it's a side effect of one of my meds. I keep dreaming that I'm being chased by dinosaurs!
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@maezee (28755)
• United States
3 Jan
I have never heard of this. Must be weird to wake up with no recollection of the story you were writing.
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• United States
4 Jan
It is very weird!
• United States
3 Jan
autonomic writing..why not. i used to sleepwalk.scary as hell to wake up on your feet in the dark one floor down.
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• United States
3 Jan
It's obviously my writing but it almost seems like it's not. It's not something I would have written. That would be scary. I have woken up a few times at the fridge stuffing my face, and I have found evidence of meals that I ate at night and had no memory of, but that was when I was drinking heavily and I think it was more of I was blacking out and still doing things... Although that in and of itself is scary, too.
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