Have you ever seen anyone sleep with his eyes open?

United States
May 13, 2009 4:12pm CST
So, have you ever seen anyone sleep with his/her eyes open? A friend of mine does that. It was on a spring break trip to Miami, Florida. We were on the same hotel room. He slept with his eyes open, and snorting. I thought he was dead or something. It was so weird to me.
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@jofeli (504)
• Indonesia
14 May 09
I've seen it a lot.. It's my hubby! he always sleeps with his eyes open. He's been doing that even long before we're married. At first I was surprised, but later I can get used to it. My hubby always says, though, that people sleeping with their eyes open are the ones who care a lot to other people, especially their families, parents, siblings, relatives. It's true, I guess, for he's a loving and caring person, especially to his siblings...
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@eponiine (141)
• United States
13 May 09
Yes. I was staying with a friend of mine for awhile which gave me opportunity to see him sleep sometimes. One time he fell asleep on the couch while we were hanging out (what a lively get-together that must sound like) even though we had another friend over. He was reclining and had obviously been tired, but I didn't think he'd fall asleep like that. At first we thought he was just tired and maybe tuning us out, but it became obvious that he was literally asleep with his eyes open. We were a little freaked out by it, but more annoyed that he would just fall asleep on us like that. I witnessed it a few times when I stayed with him.
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@angelsmummy (1700)
13 May 09
My little brother he has done it since birth he used to give my mum a few jumps thats for sure!! Hes not as bad now they are only half open, but as you can imagine it was not nice for her and me being 9 at the time I thought there was something wrong with him haha
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• India
22 Nov 10
Yeah, I have seen so many peoples sleeping with their eyes open. Though i don't know how is it possible but it is perfectly possible. I remember one incident. When I was child, we went to school trip, a guy who was next to my was snoring, but eyes were open. So i thought he is playing a prank on me. So I tried to wake him up but realized he is sleeping deeply. That is the first time I came to know that people can sleep with their eyes open.
@prinzcy (5034)
• Malaysia
14 May 09
I've seen my friend doing that once. We were in class during secondary school and the lesson was boring. I already become drowsy but he's already sleeping. I didn't even noticed due to his eyes that still wide open and look straight to the teacher. Still, he was busted. The teacher kept calling his name to answer question on board but he didn't respond. She even stand in front of my friend but he didn't woke up. In the end, she had to pinched him to wake him up.
@rymebristol (1787)
• Philippines
14 May 09
i've notice my cousin sleep half of his eyes open while sleeping. i've seen it when he sleep here one time, and i was about to laugh out loud cause it's really funny to see someone sleep like that. i think he's an abnormal haha... it made me confuse if he is awake or not
@sanuanu (11235)
• India
14 May 09
No, I haven't seen it in my life and can't believe that someone can sleep with his eyes open, I mean how can one do that. I have seen people sleeping with half his/her eyes open but not fully.
@dodo19 (42418)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
13 May 09
I don't know anyone, who has done this. I've never seen anyone, who was sleeping with their eyes open.
@SomeCowgirl (32254)
• United States
13 May 09
I think my dad used to sleep like that, not sure how, and I think I may have done so in the past. It's kind of a weird thing I admit, but I think those that do that sleep lighter as well.