When I was younger, I would wake up screaming my head off in the middle of the night and scare the hell out of my mother. It still makes me laugh just thinking about Janet being woken up by a twelve year old screaming her head off or talking away in the middle of the night. Who does that? I would also, after calming down, have an entire conversation with her and not remember a lick of it in the morning. Not to mention the late night talks with my sister Lyndsey while totally asleep.
The thing is, I don’t really remember being particularly scared or shaken like a night terror. I’m not even sure when it started, it’s something I should probably ask my mom, but I feel like it’s just something I’ve always done.
When the Davester and I were dating, I would hum in my sleep alternated with giggling uncontrollably and talking about total nonsense while falling asleep.
Yep, that wasn’t awkward at all… How do you explain that?
Um, hi, I’m a total fucking whackadoodle and a sleep talker so stay tuned for the hijinks to ensue. Also, I really like you so don’t ask me anything while I’m asleep that might incriminate myself or make you not like me. Ok thanks, have a good night and sweet dreams.
I’ve noticed that from time to time Finn will talk in the middle of the night in short little bursts too. He hasn’t ever gotten out of bed or had a full conversation, so we’re hoping they’re isolated incidences. But Tate? She’s already at eight and nine months talking gibberish, which I guess isn’t really weird because she talks gibberish while she’s awake too, and humming away as she’s falling asleep. Dave said it reminded him of how I used to fall asleep.
So, we have that to look forward to.
As I’ve gotten older, my sleep talking has lessened dramatically. It still happens from time to time, usually when I am exhausted, worried, or sleeping in a strange place. Mostly now it takes the form of humming in my sleep. It’s a totally weird phenomenon, I can feel myself doing it as I am falling asleep, but I’m just in enough of a state of semi-consciousness that I can’t do anything about it. It’s kind of how I imagine those horror stories about people who are actually awake during their surgeries and can feel all the pain, but can’t move feel.
Don’t you all just want to share a room with me somewhere? Are you a sleep talker or have you ever met someone who was?