Monday, April 12, 2010

Sleep - Again

I know I have posted about sleep a few weeks ago but I've been thinking about it a lot lately and thought I should post about it again.

When I actually do sleep, it's always so weird for me... I either sleep so deep that no one can wake me up - sometimes not even an alarm. Or I sleep so lightly that reality will be my dream and I am able to hear conversations and other things going on around me - which is the coolest and weirdest thing ever.

The other day my sister Raena and I were talking about sleep. She was asking me why no one could ever wake me up. We just sat there thinking about it and then she said, "maybe when you fall asleep like that, nobody is 'out' so it's like your body is just laying there... and then 'someone' realizes that no one is 'out' so they come to and you just wake up." I thought that was pretty good for a 14 year old! But now I am curious if that is the case. I have asked some of the splits about it but none of them really seem to know for sure.

Another thing that is a little weird is when I sleep deep like that, I find myself waking up every hour or two hours to eat a small snack. Like I will be sleeping and then all of a sudden I wake up and walk to the kitchen, grab something small and eat it while walking back to my room, and then I just lay back down and sleep for another hour or two and go grab something to eat again. It is so strange. Whenever I think about it, I realize that most of the time I don't even open my eyes. I just walk straight in there and then straight back. And it's like I don't even have to waste time trying to fall asleep. I just fall asleep in an instant. Or at least it feels like it is that quick. And also, when I wake up like that it's like I'm starving. It's like it takes my body so much energy to sleep like that that I have to eat in order to get enough sleep. So so strange...

Now, this doesn't happen very often. I usually go weeks without sleeping and then this weird pattern will happen for a couple of days. Raena also asked if that's why I still sleepwalk. Everyone must think I'm sleep walking when really I am like half-awake and not wanting to disrupt my odd sleep cycle. But then again, I do actually sleepwalk sometimes too. Who knows...!

Does anybody else have weird sleeping patterns like this?



  1. Hi Bee, I just wanted to stop in and say hi. I have gotten a few referrals on my site from yours and I thought it would be nice to drop in.

    I can totally relate about the sleep stuff, it's something I have struggled my entire life with. I wish I had some good advice, but I don't. I just wanted you to know you aren't alone.

  2. Tempy,
    Thanks for reading! It's nice to know I'm not alone. Thank you for commenting.