Ernie has a thing for remotes
Jon posted this one on FB with the caption, "Is that a tv remote in your pelvis or are you just happy to see me?"
We have tons of blankets in the living room and love lounging in there to watch TV and when we can't seem to find the remote, we always look for Ernie. We have 3 remotes (TV, DVR, computer) and none of them give off any heat so I am not sure why he loves situating himself on top of these uncomfortable things. It's funny when one of us can't find our phone so the other calls it and Ernie's booty starts ringing.
So enough about Ernie's weird fetish and onto my weird sleeping habits. My hubby wrote a guest post awhile back and shared some of my weird sleep talking conversations. He keeps an open note in his iPhone so he can write down the awkward things I say...
So not only do I sleep talk, but I sleep walk. It is creepy.
In the past week I have walked 3 times. Luckily I do catch myself when I am up and walking, usually by a noise or just coming out of the dream. Most of the time I jump up out of bed and run out of the room because I am convinced I see a giant bug crawling in bed. Last week I thought I saw rats. Jon said I begged him to go turn on the light and got mad when he was trying to calm me down. All of the sudden I realized it was pitch black and there was no way I could have seen anything. Jon was traveling on business last Wednesday and I slept with the door open. I had a dream I saw someone in the doorway and ran to the back door and came out of it when I opened the door. Luckily I've never ended up outside. There have been multiple times where I've ended up stripping the covers off my bed, bumping my knees on furniture, and in completely different rooms.
I wish it would stop!
My mom will tell me that I used to ask to go to bed when I was little, I just loved sleeping. And I love getting sleep now. But I am definitely not a hard sleeper. It's not like a tiny noise will wake me up but vivid dreams always have me tossing and turning. And I get up to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night too. I don't think I've ever slept a whole night without waking up for some reason or another. It is annoying! I have so many creepy/funny sleep talking and walking stories from childhood sleepovers to my roommate in the dorms freshman year of college. Luckily my hubby isn't too phased :-)
According to the internet, sleepwalking is caused by fatigue, lack of sleep and anxiety. I will tell you know that I get enough sleep and I don't have fatigue or anxiety. I did more research and other causes are alcohol (I don't really drink, maybe 1 drink a month), mental disorder (um no), or seizures (never had one). It happens during deep, non REM sleep and sometimes hard to come out of. And it is dangerous!!
So does anyone have advice? I would love to have a night where I am not freaking out about bugs in my bed or strangers in my house. And I scare poor little Ernie!
Random post yes, but I am in need of help! :-)