Anyone here every sleep walk or know someone who did?
September 7, 2007 4:20pm CST
If so what did you (they) do? Where did you/they go? Do you remember doing it when you woke up? I've never sleepwalked or know anyone who does but I was watching a tv show a few months ago about it and one guy killed his gf in her sleep with a knife. He got off because it was found he really did have a problem. That was really interesting.
• United States
7 Sep 07
I haven't sleep-walked, at least, I have never had someone tell me I did. I used to talk in my sleep a lot, but I don't anymore. I do know of one time that I punched a person in the nose while I was sleep. This is my now ex, I shoulda known that it wasn't gonna work out from this incident. He says that I was talking in my sleep and said no for some reason. He looked over to see if I was alright, and bam! I punched him in the nose. I didn't remember any of it when I woke up, I didn't even have a dream that I was fighting.
• United States
8 Sep 07
Do I have some sleepwalking stories for you! It's apparently hereditary and if so, it sure runs in my family and my poor daughter and grandkids got it from both sides. My late father was active in our local VFW and one time he was at a convention, I forget which city. Anyway, he didn't remember this himself so his best friend told us all how he (the friend) got a call from the front desk of the hotel in the middle of the night...here my dad was walking around the lobby in his boxers. At home he once tried to go to the bathroom in his bedrooms closet, but my mom caught him in time and woke him. My husband actually left his house when he was a litte boy and went next door to his uncle's house. I got into bed with my male cousin when I was about 9 when we were visiting. My daughter was a wild one, we really had to watch her or she'd be all over the place in her sleep! And not too long ago my grandson, who recently turned 12 so he was 10 or 11 at the time got up in the middle of the night and my daughter heard him and followed him as he went out the door and was going to take a "pee" on the storm door. I sure don't think I'd let anyone off a murder charge for that reason (I heard that story too!) but it really is a problem for some people. And there have been cases of people who have taken the popular sleeping pill, Ambien, who have done all kinds of things and not known it from cooking a full meal and eating it with no memory of it later to getting in their cars and driving places. My daughter's taken that and she's called me in the middle of the night looking for her pet monkeys; she has a dog and 7 cats but she has NO monkeys but I had a hard time convincing her of that! Annie
• Abernathy, Texas
30 Oct 07
I wonder if he used the problem as an excuse. Also, I wonder if its something he's thought about so that his sleeping mind was acting out impulses he never shared with others. I've found myself near the window - away from my bed - eerie feeling - just once. But then, I also get night terrors so that's eerie too. This happened during one of the periods of time I was suffering from my night terrors. Not very often though.