Sleep talker

I am a light sleeper so I’m awakened by the softest noise. If someone opens the door to go into my room, I wake up. If the door is already open and someone comes in and do something, I’m awaken. The cat could come into the room to snoop around and I would hear it. Sometimes I am awakened by something but I have no idea what it is. As soon as I wake up, the noise went away so I contemplated for while about what it could be. It lead me to the conclusion that I could have possibly have been awaken by snoring. But I don’t snore. At least I don’t think I do.

One night, I had a dream. In this dream, me and an old coworker were in a locker room talking at the end of our shift. That locker room exists in reality but her locker is on the 2nd floor not in the basement. We had a small little chit chat and we parted. I went into Jackson Square and did some shopping. That was when I notice this kid following me. I went from store to store and this kid was still on my back. When I confronted him and asked what he wanted, he didn’t give me a valid reason. He was following me just because.

Eventually I kicked the kid in the stomach so he would stop following me. While he was down, I took off. By he got right up and ran after me. He was a fast little squirt too. He caught up to me again so I had no choice but to drop kick in him the stomach. Thinking that I would get a bigger lead, I took off again. The kid got up and chased after me again. No matter how much time I kicked this kid he would just get up and chase after me. After he caught up to me a third time, I grabbed him and bit him in the arm. Then I yell at him and said his name, “Kevin!”

That was when I woke up. I think when I yelled at home, I did it in reality as well. I must have said it loud enough to wake myself up. I only heard the “n” because that was the first thing I remembered when I came to. This is the first time I’ve woken up by the noise I make. I think one time I must have snored so loud that I woke myself up.

That got me wondering if I talk in my sleep or if I snore while I’m sleeping. So I took my microphone and recorded myself. The computer managed to record two hours worth of noise. At the beginning, it was just me inhaling and exhaling. It was like that for about twenty minutes. Then it sounded like I turned over to face away from the microphone. After that, there were intervals of tossing and turning. I didn’t hear myself talking so I think it’s safe to say that I don’t talk in my sleep. There was no evidence of snoring either so that must have been a one time thing.

People talking in their sleep can be very disturbing. If I was sleeping and a sleepwalker was to come to my door and just stand there. I’d be freaked out especially if they don’t respond to you. I remember one time when I had to share the bed with my little brother. He sat up and started saying something, scratched his hate and then went back to sleep. It confused the hell out of me because I was half asleep and I had no idea what was going on. But at least I know I don’t do that stuff so that’s good.

2 replies on “Sleep talker”

  1. Oh, I have no problem sleeping with music on… I find that it helps to take my mind off things. I can’t go to sleep if my mind is troubled. I’ve heard that are experiments going around regular something called “white noise.” It’s similar to the sound you hear when you turn to a television channel that is not in service.

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