Monday, April 24, 2006

Talking In Your Sleep

Phyllis was talking in his sleep last night, well, the early hours of this morning. Just past five o'clock.

I was aghast.

I'm not sure what woke me up, but I turned to look at him as he said, "I'm moving in with that man."

Naturally, I asked what he was talking about, thinking he might have been awake (I was quite dazed and confused - anyone would be at such an ungodly hour).

"I'm moving in with him and Barnaby," he replied.

"Barnaby?" I asked

"I don't know if he's the kiddie or the pet."

"What the hell do you mean?"

"I have to go. The wheel's in motion. I can't stay here any longer. I'm sorry."

Phyllis can't remember what he was dreaming about. I'd love to know. He seemed to be replying to me - or was it just coincidence?

Why do we talk in our sleep? I do it sporadically, but have no recollection of it or any idea why I'm doing it. I used to walk in my sleep, quite a bit. I haven't done that in about twenty years, though there was a blip not so long ago. I woke up to find myself sat on the toilet. No idea how I got there.

Do YOU walk or talk in your sleep?


2 comments:

Dan said...

I don't - at least, it's never been mentioned. Jo mutters and occasionally wakes me up to ask me something out of the blue and then continues to snore 10 seconds later.

Jaysen is a WHOLE new level of talking in sleep and sleep walking. He will stumble downstairs (we live in a three story house, top floor are two large bedrooms, middle floor is loo, bathroom, small bedroom - Jaysens - and living room, and downstairs is kitchen, diner, utility, cupboard). Anyway, he will stumble downstairs and asks completely random things AND respond to them in an equally random fashion.

The other night he came into the dining room (where the computers are), pointed to the kitchen and asked why there was poison in there, and if the table was poison. Some times if we're in the lounge he stumbles in and asks something like "If I go to school in the car -" we don't drive "- can you buy a new house for the panda". Completely random crap.

It cracks me up :)

Sylvie said...

No ... I don't sleepwalk and I don't talk when I'm asleep. But my boyfriend sometimes moans and talks, he never remembers anything when he wakes up ;)