What Dreams May Come...

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  1. Chimpcheng

    Chimpcheng Yup... Giant cow head... Supporter

    Apologies for the poncey title, but I'm attempting to lure people in into this thread under a false high brow pretence...

    Alrighty then... Ok, like many of you I dream. Good dreams :D, bad dreams :cry:, sexy dreams ;), but I've never acted any of them out until this morning.

    Now, apparently when you sleep your brain chucks out chemicals to essentially "paralyse" you so you don't hurt yourself or others during your sleep (a quick, ever so brief Google search told me that much). Apart from the odd insomnia and sleep paralysis and teeth grinding, I'm usually fine with my sleep. That is, until earlier today.

    In my dream, I don't recall the fine details, but I was basically fighting monsters, not big giant movie monsters, but your usual vampire/zombie monsters. I remember grabbing one by the hair, yanking hard as I was going to slam her head into a desk. "Go me", I hear you cry (actually it'll be more "Go you", but, you know). However, it was at this point that I was punched awake by my wife as I had grabbed her by the hair - basically acting out my dream.

    I felt terrible. I've never acted out a dream before, at least I don't think I have. Obviously I want to prevent this from happening again, so, if any of MAP's learned members can offer advice I'm all ears.

    What could have been the trigger for this? I will admit to having watched one of the "Resident Evil" flicks earlier in the day, but it didn't get me "worked up" and pumped for fighting monsters.

    Can I prevent this from happening again other than sleeping in the spare room? Granted, it's only happened the once, but...

    Also, has anyone else acted out a dream? A friend at work told me he dreamt he had punched his girlfriend for cheating on him and she shook him awake as he had punched her in real life. So I'm guessing this phenomenon is not uncommon...
  2. Pretty In Pink

    Pretty In Pink Moved on MAP 2017 Gold Award

    I work at Build-A-Bear, I had was having nightmares about Teddies chasing me shortly after I started there. I was actually shrimping away from them in my sleep.

    I've also choked my gf in my sleep apparently.
  3. Chimpcheng

    Chimpcheng Yup... Giant cow head... Supporter

    Shrimping is one thing, but choking..? Did you not find that worrying?

    I really can't for the life of me doing anything potentially harmful in the past. Am I just worrying unnecessarily? :confused:
  4. Smitfire

    Smitfire Cactus Schlong

    I bridge and rolled out of bed once. When I was fighting in my sleep.
    Not sure what you can do about it.

    Stay married for 20 years and you'll be glad of sleeping on separate beds. :)
  5. ballen0351

    ballen0351 Valued Member

    Sure Sure you were "SLEEPING" when you pulled her hair. that would be my excuse too
  6. Mushroom

    Mushroom De-powered to come back better than before.

    I've done this a few times, your environment can affect your dreams as your brain is processing what your body is feeling/smelling/seeing while in your "dream" state.
    Kinda like how you dream of bread when someone is baking and the smell is coming into your room...

    I've screamed help once when I thought I was tied up (arms around body with rope etc) when actually it was Mrs who wrapped me in a blanket then gave me a big hug.

    Kicked (another) partner, when I had many days of heavy sparring for a comp that never happened....I was dreaming of training (as I was so tired) and ended up kicking her in the shin.

    Scariest one....I got into a fight in my dream and ended up doing a RNC to the guy. I woke up to find my arm around my partner's neck (mata leo ish)...that freaked me out. Till she told me she wrapped my arm round her myself...
  7. aikiwolfie

    aikiwolfie ... Supporter

    I blame all that fruit your eating. It's making you fruity! :jester:

    Clearly you need to go and see a sleep specialist. Yes they do exist. Speak to your GP about a referral. In the interim ... be really nice to your wife.

    As to the trigger? Well that's part of what the sleep specialist will figure out. But just to make you paranoid almost anything could be the trigger. Including stress or a change in diet.

    Now is it a coincidence the zombie you were killing was a woman and you grabbed your wife's hair? :evil:
  8. NinjaPlease

    NinjaPlease Ninjas always say Please.

    I once dreamed I was in Karate class and I was doing a round house kick to my partner who was holding a pad.

    Long story short, I kicked the the wall with all my might, lucky one of my pillows was laying just right so that only my toes hit the wall, it still hurt like heck though. :eek:
  9. Mano Mano

    Mano Mano Dirty Boxer

    Have you started training again.
  10. Rand86

    Rand86 likes to butt heads

    You, my friend, have a peculiar definition of "luck." :p
  11. warriorofanart

    warriorofanart Valued Member

    I used to hug and kiss my ex during sleep and she found it to be really cute, but one time I rolled on top of her and pinned her down with my weight, she didn't like that...lol

    I wouldn't worry too much about it Chimp, it was a one time thing.
  12. Chimpcheng

    Chimpcheng Yup... Giant cow head... Supporter

    Well, I didn't recognise zombie woman. In fact, I don't think I recognised any of them or the location. Recollection is hazy but it was probably an office on a train... Yeah... I know... :eek:
    Last edited: Sep 17, 2012
  13. aikiwolfie

    aikiwolfie ... Supporter

    So it was either that stupid woman who tries to put her make-up on, on the train while texting and growling as though nobody should be looking in her direction while she talks at the top of her stupid whiny nasal voice or it's the idiot HR woman at work that's constantly talking in meaningless HR bable about absolutely nothing while trying to look intelligent with her stupid hair style you couldn't give a monkey's testicles for.

    I recommend you see that specialist ASAP! :p
  14. Tinaphps

    Tinaphps Banned Banned

    so useful.hehe.thanks for your share.
  15. Tinaphps

    Tinaphps Banned Banned

    so useful.hehe.thanks for your share.
  16. AndrewTheAndroid

    AndrewTheAndroid A hero for fun.

    Or was it a woman at all?

  17. aikiwolfie

    aikiwolfie ... Supporter

    Oh thanks. Pass the eye bleach please. :bang:
  18. Chimpcheng

    Chimpcheng Yup... Giant cow head... Supporter

    So far no more zombie dreams... :D
  19. Dean Winchester

    Dean Winchester Valued Member

    I suffer from Parasomnias.

    Acting out in my sleep, night terrors and other stuff, I'm actually on a number of meds for it.

    While it can be funny at times it can also be pretty worrying as you get freaked out about what you might do.

    I've done iai, minus the sword, in my sleep, practiced atemi and even woke up finishing off snake creeps down from Tai Chi, yes smutty comments are welcome. :D

    The bad side is the night terrors when I wake up in what can only be described as a state of pure animal terror, not nice at all.

    Oh and yes I have hit my partner while I'm asleep, I've also hit the radiator which hurt a lot more :D
    Last edited: Sep 18, 2012
  20. Chimpcheng

    Chimpcheng Yup... Giant cow head... Supporter

    Just looked up parasomnia... Crumbs... I had no idea there were so many sleeping disorders. I have bruxism and have actually chewed through my dental splint - that's £100 not well spent...

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