…when you’re talking in your sleep…
You are so welcome for that earworm.
I guess we’ve established that I’m not Really Awesome at life and things. When I’m awake, anyway.
Now I have learned a new trick, which is to be a mess even in my sleep.
I wake up every 2-3 hours a night anyway, so you would think that I wouldn’t have time for any nonsense.
But you’d be wrong, because while I may not have being a human adult perfected, I am a master weirdo.
So, a few months ago, I started talking in my sleep. I believe people usually sleep through this. I wake up mid-sentence and look expectantly at my husband for his response…and see that he is sound asleep.
Apparently, I’m able to hold entire conversations with a snoring man.
One night I woke up talking, realized that I was the only one fully engaged in what was no doubt a scintillating discussion, and went back to sleep. Then I woke myself up AGAIN, talking, and this time I was telling my husband what had just happened. Yes. I woke up explaining to snores that I had woken up talking to snores.
I’ve also fallen out of my king-size bed twice, woken up just as I was about to squirt nasal spray in my eye, and had vivid dreams (nightmares) involving denim jumpsuits, the price of cheese puffs, and being unable to move. When I wake up I still can’t move, but once I can, I’m usually so relieved that I’m not wearing head-to-toe denim or cheese puffs that I don’t even care.
The newest inexplicable occurrence happens when I get up in the morning.
Every morning there is a song stuck in my head, a song that I know I didn’t hear anytime recently, so I guess my crazy ass dreams come complete with soundtracks.
First it was Baby Got Back (which actually led to an epiphany. “She got an L.A. face and an Oakland booty.” Not an open booty, which is how I’ve been singing it since approximately the eighth grade. For fuck’s sake.)
Next it was early Metallica. “Anywhere I roam, where I lay my head is home, YEAH.”
After that I woke up singing old school Whitney Houston. “How will I know if he really loves me, I say a prayer with every heartbeat…”
Since I wake up (doing strange shit) all hours of the night, I always think, “screw this, I’ll just get up.” Then I’ll see that it’s 12 or 1 or 3 a.m. and I’ll make myself lay back down until at least 4:30. Then I go sit on the porch so I don’t wake anyone else up, and get harassed by the extremely rude armadillo who has taken up residence under my porch. It’s almost enough to get me to stop singing and go back to sleep, where my husband responds appropriately.
That never happens when I’m awake.
Do you do anything weird in your sleep? Am I the only one who has almost blinded myself with nasal spray? Surely not.