10 unimaginable things that can happen to you in your sleepPictolic
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We are accustomed to thinking of sleep as a vacation is a precious time when you can relax from all the hectic world and recharge your tired day body. Means that every morning we should Wake up in perfect health and spirits. However, for some people night of sleep can turn into a tragedy, a crime, or even death...
During episodes of sleepwalking, people are in poluosoznannye condition — half of their brain awake and half — asleep. They feel no pain and usually not able to assess their actions. But at the same time can perform quite complex actions.
Today we will tell you about 10 of the most unimaginable things people do in sleep, from driving a car to jumping out the window.
1. Sending e-mail
Researchers from the University of Toledo misleading about the girl who got up in the middle of the night, turned on the computer and sent e-mail invitations to a party to my friends. Despite the fact that while registered only one such case, this phenomenon already has a name — "Zzz-mailing". The girl fell asleep around 10 PM. After a couple of hours she wrote and sent three emails. One of them said: "Come tomorrow and sort this hell hole. Dinner and drinks, 16:00. Bring wine and caviar". Another briefly exclaimed: "What the..."
She had never suffered from sleepwalking and was in understandable shock the next morning when one of her friends called to say that he accepts her invitation. Sleepwalkers often have no memory of nothing, or almost nothing of what they were doing in the dream. Their consciousness is in altered state, but they can perform quite complex actions. The researchers say that the cause of "Zzz-mailing" could be a prescription drug taken girl.
2. The jumping out the window
People suffering from REM disorder often make what they dream. "Life is like a dream" usually implies something good, but not in their case. In 2007, a sleeping teenager out of the window of the 4th floor. Flying about 9 meters, he landed on the sidewalk, where he continued to sleep, without noticing anything. The guy did not take any alcohol or drugs.
Comedian Mike Birbiglia (pictured) once in a dream, jumped out of the window of a hotel room on the second floor and fell into the lobby. He woke up covered with cut wounds, which he had to place a seam 33. Birbiglia, who was diagnosed with REM-disorder, recognized that this was sleepwalking for several years. "I remember often thinking: "I Think it can be dangerous. I should probably go to the doctor..." And then I thought, "Well, maybe I should just have dinner"," — said the actor.
3. Real "sleeping beauties"
Victims of the syndrome, Klein — Levin is often called the real sleeping beauties. They literally can sleep all my life. Periods of drowsiness may last a few days or even up to 8 months! In rare moments of wakefulness, their behavior becomes unpredictable — they may cry for no reason, suffer from gluttony and fall into childhood. When they Wake up after this period, their body tries to gradually return to normal, but it is not easy. They can spend weeks or months without episodes of sleepiness, returning to normal cognitive function. The holders of the syndrome are treated, but its symptoms may never go away completely.
4. Driving a car
Ambien (zolpidem) is a popular sleeping pill that is often featured during the arrest of the drivers. Host Ambien can do weird things and always stand out against other drivers that are in alcohol or drugs, especially if you break the dosage. They ride against traffic, bump into lampposts, and not paying attention to the police. Over the past 10 years, twice there were cases when drivers are in a dream drove to the supermarket. Another case tells of a nurse, in freezing temperatures wearing a thin nightgown, which crashed into another car, and then decided to pee in the middle of the intersection. Code the police came, she started to fight them. The drivers are lunatics often have zombie eyes. Very rarely, they then remember getting behind the wheel after taking a drug.
5. The Curse Of Ondine
17-year-old Liam Derbyshire (pictured) suffers from the syndrome of "the Curse of Ondine", which occurs in one out of 30 million. The curse of Ondine is a disorder in which a person stops breathing as soon as sleep. If he falls asleep, he could die within the hour. By 2006, the world has known only 200 such cases. Patients required a tracheostomy — that is, the tube in the neck that help to breathe. To survive, they have to spend whole life with a respirator that is connected to the phone when they go to bed. Liam's parents must constantly watch that he was tired and accidentally fall asleep, especially in the car. Syndrome the curse of Ondine so rare that many doctors had not face and could not in time to make the correct diagnosis.
Sexomnia is such a beautiful disorder in which people have sex in a dream. It is usually found among those who suffer from other forms of sleepwalking, but luck is not all — only 8% of patients seeking treatment for sleep disorders, reported sexomnia. Only sexomnia "suffer" 1.5% of the population, most of them men. As with any sleepwalking, often they don't remember what I was doing in the dream. While they have no constraints and prejudices, usually limiting sexual fantasy in reality, so their sex in the dream is of particular sophistication. However, it's not always like their partners, which nobody asks for consent. Many of them are asking for, someone at the moment is sleep. Well, some of it is just annoying.
7. Conquer the heights
Seeing the silhouette on a tower crane at 2 a.m., passers-by thought that someone is trying to commit suicide. It turned out that this girl is a lunatic, which, apparently, quietly left the house, went unnoticed past the guards of the construction site and managed in a dream to climb to a height of 40 meters. All this time she had no idea that is on the verge of death. A fireman climbed up to her, but couldn't Wake up, fearing that he woke up, she would panic, fall and break. In the end, the rescue operation took two hours — the girl was lowered down using the hydraulic lift, whole and unharmed. Later her parents admitted that she often sleepwalks.
These nightmares are not just "bad dreams", which is quite normal and sometimes happen almost all. Nightmares haunt from 1 to 6% of children and less than 1% of adults. They happen during deep sleep, usually begins in early childhood and disappear in adolescence. Episodes of nightmares can occur at intervals of several days or weeks every night in a row, or be repeated several times during the night.
The eyes of these parasomnias wide open on her face — a look of horror and panic, they sweat, heartbeat quickens. They often scream out a nearby or simply in the void, and fight like you're trying something to escape. During the episodes they cannot be calm, because they are still asleep.
By 2005, there were 68 cases of "sleep" killings. For example, early on the morning of 23 may 1987 23-year-old canadian, Kenneth parks got out of bed, in my sleep behind the wheel, drove more than 20 miles and broke into the house of his mother-in-law and father-in-law. There he strangled father-in-law unconscious, and stabbed his mother with a kitchen knife, previously hitting her with a tire iron. What is most surprising, after that, he still in a dream, came to the police station, covered in blood and panic. The tendons in his hands were chopped in half, but he showed no sign of pain. The testimony of his EEG, to forge which it is not possible, was unusual even for parasomnia. Ultimately, the court concluded that throughout the incident he was in a state of somnambulism, and was acquitted.
10. The creation of art masterpieces
If Hadwin childhood sleepwalking. It is not surprising that he now leads a parallel life in dreams. He began to draw in her dreams four years, and in adolescence his simple children's drawings transformed into something more sophisticated. It is called "Ripasso". He says he feels weird because he feels no interest in art or painting during wakefulness. And he does not remember anything of what was doing in the dream.
When not sleeping, he works as a nurse. He also played in a country music group and claims that the music he is interested in much more than drawing. "I just can't explain, where does my painting. Like when I'm asleep, it switches to some other part of my brain," says Hadwin. And, like others parasomnia, he will not respond, if while drawing you dream you refer to it by name.