Do you ever say really weird stuff when you are half asleep?

When I was growing up it was always kind of a running gag in our house about how my Mom would say stuff that made just no sense when you would wake her up.  For example, when practically crawling back into the house at around 1 in the morning after having a few too many drinks I would try to sneak past my mom who was sleeping on the couch.  But I could never quite make it.  She would go from dead sleep to, what seemed like, wide awake in a split second.  Her eyes would be open as wide as possible and she would be looking right at me but I could tell that she was still not quite there.  You know that blank look in someone’s eyes when they just aren’t all there yet…yeah, she had that.

But the biggest clue that she wasn’t all there yet was in what she would say.  I can remember a couple of times she would say things that would just make you double over with laughter:

“Clean up your GI Joes and get to bed!”  Now that one has to be my favorite because I was probably 18-20ish at the time.

“Brush your teeth and get ready for bed!”  This was another good one because it was said in that annoyed and almost angry voice only Mom’s have.  The one that let a kid of between 4-8 years old know that she was serious.  Too bad this was said sometime right around the same time as the clean up your GI Joes comment.  So the only real affect it had on me was to make me laugh and bring my sister in on the joke to find out she had heard our Mom spout out these types of phrases from time to time as well.

Time has passed…alot of time has passed…and I haven’t really woken up my Mother in the middle of the night any time recently to see if she would tell me to “Put on my pajamas” or “Clean up those Star Wars people” but I did find out something interesting.  It appears that the “saying weird shit” gene has passed on to me.

A couple of weeks ago, at around 3 in the morning I woke up Deb from a sound sleep.  Apparently what woke her up was that I was laughing in my sleep.  I am sure she was pretty startled at seeing me asleep and laughing.

“What are you laughing at?” she leaned over and asked me.

“Our faceoff,” I mumbled to her.

“Our what? What are you talking about?” Deb wasn’t sure she heard what I was saying and even if she did it made no sense.

My response was in an annoyed voice, “Our faceoff at the long table.”  How dare she not understand what I was talking about.

Deb laid back down on her side facing away from me and jerked the covers up to almost cover her head, “You’re dreaming,” she huffed.

I must have been annoyed that she didn’t understand what I was talking about as I almost shouted, “NO!”

Deb turned back over and asked, “Well what do you mean ‘our faceoff at this table’?”

To which I replied, “Umm..the splashing.  It’s all the splashing.”

Now Deb was just annoyed as she exclaimed, “You’re dreaming!” as she threw off her covers, got up and left.

I was immediately back to sleep.  I woke up about an hour later or so and had a vague recollection of our exchange.  I have no idea what I was talking about and don’t remember what I was dreaming.  But I had Deb explain to me what happened and recorded it so that I could listen to it later.

WTF was I dreaming about?


Filed under DC, Deb and I, Postaday2011

9 responses to “Do you ever say really weird stuff when you are half asleep?

  1. Deb

    And lets’s not forget about the time you woke up singing “Ho-Ho-Ho! Green Santa!” LMAO

  2. P & Red

    Green Santa? LOL. Maybe he was cornfused and looking for the Green Giant?

  3. i still don’t really believe that i said that but OTOH i just don’t think Deb could make something like that up. 😦

  4. Haha, I thought I was the only one that did that. I did that a couple of evenings ago when I fell asleep on the couch after school. I kind of half-woke up and here’s how it went:

    Me: “Sorry I didn’t do the spices.”
    Mom: “What spices?”
    Me: (angrily) “You know, the spices!”
    Mom: “No, I don’t know, what spices?”
    Me: (angrily) “Whatever!”
    Mom: (defensively) “Okay!”
    Me: (angrily) “Fuck it!”
    Mom: “Why don’t you just go back to sleep?”

    I’ve done this ever since I was little, but I don’t remember exactly what I said before. I’m glad I’m not the only one!

  5. Michael

    I just woke up not too long ago, checked the time, then whispered to myself, “Not all terriakki is different.” For me I realized what I just said only moments later, and immediately told my friends about it. I Googled “waking up and saying weird things”, and I found this. It was hilariously accurate and discribe my situation perfectly, exept my dad was the one saying weird things. My personal favourite was him saying, “Get that donkey off the field!” Anyways thanks for letting me know I wasn’t alone.

  6. LMK

    A few months ago, I was sleeping, in a hotel bedroom with my family. I remember getting up from my bed, and mumbling to myself, “I’m gonna do it, it has never been done by man before me, and he has a friend, he made the disbelief runner.” Then I went back to sleep. When I woke up, I had little memory as to what I had said.

    I only got curious about this now and I’m glad I’m not the only crazy one here. Lol.

  7. Hailey

    My boyfriend does this! Except he doesn’t remember any of it. What’s even weirder to me is that no one else has every told him he does this?! No family members, no previous girlfriends, no one. He seems to be completely awake when he does it, too. The only way i know hes not awake is that his personality is totally different than normal, and hes very…. giggly…almost like hes drunk.

  8. paige in a book

    I’ve done something like this quite a few times. My mom woke me up and this was the result:
    me: *yelling at her* why’d you put the picture letters on the wall!
    mom: what?
    me: *pointing at my wall* the picture letters! why did you do that!
    mom: I didn’t *my mom was just really confused*
    me: whatever!

  9. Anonymous

    Lolol, I have most certainly experienced this as well. Sometimes, if you talk to me as I’m dozing off, I’ll say some weird shit. I’ve also occasionally muttered weird shit while fully asleep, too, but more often than not it’s just random noises if I make any sound at all. For some reason this doesn’t seem to happen to me when I wake up. Idk, I don’t recall any times where I’ve woken up from sleeping and said something unintelligible, only times where I was dozing off and someone woke me (or else told me about it later, I guess, lol.) This particularly seems to happen when I am forced to stay awake, haha. This one friend of mine and I have frequent sleepovers and a few times I was falling asleep when she was intent on keeping me awake, and I’d respond to whatever she said to me with some weird, very loosely relevant, response. From what I remember during those semi-lucid moments, I was trying to keep up the appearance of being awake for my friend wouldn’t forcefully wake me up but failed to do so when I started muttering stuff that didn’t make any sense, lol. I have, on occasion, muttered/softly yelled things when waking up, but this is rare and usually because of a nightmare I was having.

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