Thursday, February 10, 2011

Subconscious Craziness

I'm sure most of you at one point in time have woken up in the morning to find that you've tossed a pillow off the bed, am I right?  Maybe you've even kicked off your socks, taken off a shirt, etc.

As a kid, I was known to do stuff like that EVERY night.  I'd wake up and I had taken off all but my underwear, my comforter was on the floor, and a pillow was clear across the room.  Don't even ask me where the shirt went 'cause half the time it took a day or two to find it.  I also moved around a lot in my sleep.  Once, I woke up a complete 180 degrees from where I started - my feet were lying on my pillow and my head was under the covers at the end of the bed.  Why?, I have no idea.  One of my favorite positions to wake up in was a pretzel; apparently it's comfortable.  Lastly, I also talk in my sleep though no one has obliged me with asking me questions when I do (I've always wondered what my subconscious would answer to some things).

Last night I added to the list of things I do when my subconscious takes over.  I woke up this morning and noticed that I had a pair of green sweatpants on.  My first thought was "I didn't put those on last night.  I put on the plaid green pj bottoms."  Wait a second...  It was then that I noticed I still had the plaid pj bottoms on underneath the sweatpants.  So instead of the typical removal of clothing, apparently my subconscious was cold last night and decided I needed a second pair of pants.

Some times I wish I had a video camera set up so I could watch myself do stuff like this - it baffles me!



That's hilarious. I am a nighttime clothes thrower too.

5 Miles Past Empty said...

That is funny! Not sure how a bed partner will respond to all this craziness...but it would make for a funny blog post i am sure.

CupCake@ Bigger Girls Can Run Too said...

I've managed to punch myself in my sleep before, gave myself a bloody nose. I wonder if it's a sleep disorder, all the thrashing and such that you do?

Kurt @ Becoming An Ironman said...

@ Tonia and Kristin - I'm glad I'm not the only one.

@ Amanda - I have plenty of stories from when I was a kid where my dad tells me about how many times I kicked him in the night. My ex seemed to deal with it though she thought the talking was odd and folding into a pretzel was a bother because I'd pull the sheets down.

@ Kristin - If it's a sleep disorder, then let it be! In my experience, the nights when this stuff happens, I get the best sleep.