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PaulM
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Sleepwalking and sleeptalking
PostPosted: Sat 18 Jun, 2005  Reply with quote

Excuse me for my poor English, but I need your help people.

In normal life, I sleep on my own at the attic...so whatever I walk or talk at night, no-one will even notice. But as far as I can assess, I do never walk at night. I know I talk in my sleep sometimes (it's more like 'mumbling' (do I have the word correct?)).

BUT when I am not at home, the problem starts.
When I am not at home, I talk in my sleep EVERY night.
Besides that, I even walk in my sleep as well (I never do that at home, but on my last holliday 2 weeks ago, I did it again).
I was with friends, so they didnt care (except for I was interrupting their sleep), but I still hate it.
Because I am practising LD, I wake up very fast after I start walking in my sleep ("Hey..this is strange..I must be dreaming"..wake up...In the middle of the room with my sheets in my hand.

I have this problem for a couple of years, but I always go on holliday with my parents, so they dont care...
But with friends is more frustrating (they dont care either, but you get the point).
In 1.5 month I have to sleep for 3 night outdoors again...and I hope (!) I will not walk in my sleep again, because I dont know this people (first week before university).

So I hope you guys have some tips for me (meditating before sleeping might help?), because I am out of ideas!



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Nic
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PostPosted: Sat 18 Jun, 2005  Reply with quote

try tieing yourself to something so you don't get up and walk away.

yet another use for handcuffs in the bedroom
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PaulM
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PostPosted: Sat 18 Jun, 2005  Reply with quote

cry Everybody is making fun of me cry

But the idea is great...except for the fact it will look even more weird...its great...
I think the next idea is: 'Stay up all night'. 8D



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PostPosted: Sun 19 Jun, 2005  Reply with quote

Hi PaulM,

Perhaps meditating might help, I dont know. If it is a real problem and you want medical advice, go see a doctor and ask if he/she knows what the bleeb you can do about it. Good luck smile.


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PostPosted: Sun 19 Jun, 2005  Reply with quote

Simple, at night tie your legs with scarf or something together. That should help and it doesnt look so weird either ^^

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PostPosted: Sun 19 Jun, 2005  Reply with quote

I read somewhere that sleep walking/talking can be a result from stress at work/home and if you do not resolve these issues (in your mind) they'll be carried over to your sleeping habits. They also stated that meditation before sleep helps so you could continue to try that ^^

Also, they state that most people grow out of it before adulthood (around 20 ish)... lol

hope that helps!


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PostPosted: Sun 19 Jun, 2005  Reply with quote

He could trip or fall out of the bed trying to get up! There reallyisn't much you can do but tell people if they see you doing it, it's ok to wake you up if they don't want to just guide you back to bed, but to keep yourself safe, you should close windows and lock doors and sleep on the first floor if you can....the talking in your sleep is common and I wouldn't worry about it...if someone is woken up they can just nudge you and wake you up....I used to do that to my sister all the time smile

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PaulM
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PostPosted: Sun 19 Jun, 2005  Reply with quote

Thnx people for your reactions.
Like I said, at home I never do those things, so it might indeed be 'stress'.
So I will just continue meditating and just hope it wont happen. 8D



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PostPosted: Sun 19 Jun, 2005  Reply with quote

PaulM, this may sound a little "young" but maybe you should bring a pillow from home. Give someone the lame excuse that it's a special pillow that your chiropractor said you need to use or something like that. Maybe a smell from home will keep it at bay.

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PaulM
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PostPosted: Sun 19 Jun, 2005  Reply with quote

That won't work either because I sleep without a pillow.
But thnx for the idea.
I'm still guessing because of what reason it happens never while i'm at home, because if I know that, I can figure out what to do about it when i'm not at home.
It's not that I do not feel comfortable when I not at home or something, but I do sleep in a two-person bed on my own at home, so maybe that has something to do with it (less space when i'm not at home). But I usually feel more comfortable when I'm NOT at home, because at home, I sleep alone at the attic, without any nice stuff, just 50-year old rubbish from my parents (books in boxes etc.), so its not like I have such a nice bedroom at home that im missing the 'smell of home' (at least: it think so).



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Iluminada
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PostPosted: Mon 20 Jun, 2005  Reply with quote

Well then... I feel bad for you. Maybe you should tie yourself to the bed then.

Just kidding


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PostPosted: Mon 20 Jun, 2005  Reply with quote

Tell them you're likely to sleepwalk. Thus they will be warned and won't be afraid or surprised if it happens. And you will be less stressed, so you probably won't sleepwalk. smile

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PostPosted: Mon 20 Jun, 2005  Reply with quote

I used to sleepwalk a lot. My mum was constantly telling me in the morning that she heard a sound, came out of the lounge and I was running down the stairs! I used to collapse as soon as I got downstairs, and she'd have to drag me back upstairs.

To be honest, i don't think that there's really anything you can do. Some people are natural sleepwalkers. You'll probably grow out of it, I hardly ever do it now.

I'd tell the people there, I'm sure that they wont think it's a big deal, it happens to many of us.


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PostPosted: Thu 23 Jun, 2005  Reply with quote

sleepwalking is so annoing, used to do that while i was younger... i think it was caused by playing dreamcast :D, but i myself grew out of it...

but good idea might be to avoid extra stress and worrying and maybe try meditating... also placebo´s could help tounge2


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PostPosted: Sun 26 Jun, 2005  Reply with quote

anamcara wrote:
There reallyisn't much you can do but tell people if they see you doing it, it's ok to wake you up ...

No! Waking sleepwalkers isn't a very good idea. Just gently lead them back to bed.
The reaction they get can vary a lot, they can feel disoriented and even frightened! So it's more safe to make them go back to sleep.. smile


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