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It's been awhile since I've shared anymore of my paranormal experiences, and have been meaning to write about another one of them. This is one that had happened to me when I was a child, so I don't remember a lot of details from it, but do remember the ones that I could never forget, which were the important parts of this experience.

The year would have been around 1997/1998. I was around 9 or 10 years old then, when this happened.

This again, was another experience I had in my childhood home, that I was unable to have an answer to how, or what just happened.

I'd like to start off by saying that I have not been known to be a sleep walker, but for some odd reason, while I had this bedroom as a child, I had 3 episodes of sleep walking. But after moving into my big brother's bedroom, which was directly beside my mom's bedroom (sharing a wall), after my older brother had passed away, I never had anymore sleep walking experiences.

It was late in the night, as my mom and I were both asleep at this time. My older brother I had mentioned, was no longer living with us, as his illness had become worse, to where my grandparents that lived right next door to us, had taken him in, to help care for him, as my mom was our soul provider, having to work, and care for her 2 children (my father had passed away before I was born).

At some point during the night, I had began sleep walking in my room. No telling for how long. My room isn't even really that big either. It's actually very small, and cramped from the bedroom furniture and toys. I always slept with my door shut, because it made me feel a little safer to be in my protective bubble of my bedroom, from the pitch black hallway, that I could always feel a presence at. So to have my door closed, helped me not feel them watching from my doorway as much, or walking by it etc.

When I finally woke up from my sleep walking episode, I was standing in the middle of my bedroom, in pitch black. Fyi, as a child, I know most feel safe with a light of some sort on, in their bedroom, but as for me, after constantly feeling someone watching me as a child, in my room or wherever else in our house, I got to where I found comfort in sleeping in the dark, with the theory of if there is something there in my room, I don't want to see it, so to have no light on, made me not worry about seeing something I couldn't unsee.

As I realized that I must have been sleep walking, I tried to find my bed, to get back in it, and just go back to sleep. I remember not being freaked out at this point, by waking up out of my bed, standing in the middle of my room.

After fumbling around in the dark, trying to locate my bed, which shouldn't be no more than just a step away from me, I couldn't seem to find it. Again, not freaking out yet, I just assumed I was remembering wrong, that my bed was not on the side of my room that I had thought, and it was on the other side of it, where it use to be, a few years prior.

I start to fumble around on that side of my bedroom, which again, is only a step away, I felt what I thought was my toy box, on top of my bed, and thought that was really weird, but being tired and frustrated that I can't seem to find my bed, I didn't think much more of it, and just tossed it off, what I thought was my bed, and tried to get into bed.

As I climbed in "my bed", I fell off the sides of it lol realizing this didn't feel right, and finally decided to just go and turn my bedroom light on, and find my barring.

As I tried to walk to my light switch, located beside my bedroom door, on the wall, I noticed I couldn't get to it. The way my bedroom was set up at that time, I had a big wooden daybed, that was in front of my bedroom door, when you walked in. I had a tall dresser, that was on the side of my bedroom wall, beside my bedroom door, as you walked in. So if you're standing in my doorway, you had the foot of my daybed in front of you, and my tall dresser beside you on the right, to where you only had a small open area to walk between the 2, to enter the middle part of my room.

As I'm trying to get to my light, and realizing that I can't, I go to feel what is stopping me, and as I rub my hand across what felt like a flat wood surface, that I knew felt just like my wooden toy shelf, that was on the other side of my room, is what really started to make me freak out.

I thought how that was crazy and made no sense for that to be what I'm feeling, where I know it shouldn't be, I try to reassure myself that I'm not thinking right, and again go to feel what is stopping me to get to my light switch, and this time, I even beat on it a little, to see if it was indeed my wooden toy shelf, because the way it's made, it didn't require any nails or screws to put it together. It had wood pieces you wedged to hold the shelves together, and just set the flat wood shelves in the grooved spots they went. So if you were to smack on the top of the shelf, it made a certain sound I knew it did, because it wasn't nailed down etc.

At this point, I'm freaking out, and finally scream for my mom. She comes to my rescue lol and very annoyed to be woken in the middle of the night, opens my door, and turns my light on, and says "what"?

I'm still standing in the exact same spot that I was, afraid to move anymore in my room, that wasn't making any sense, to see that there's nothing in front of me, that should have been blocking me to my bedroom light switch.

My mom noticed my TV on the floor, and started flippin' on me for it, as I realized the "toy box" I thought was on my bed, was apparently my TV, on my little wooden TV stand lol, that I fell off of, thinking it was my bed πŸ˜…

What I don't understand is how any of this was possible, for me to have any problems getting back into my bed, or to my light switch, when my room is as small as it is, and nothing should have been in my way, to get to either of those places.

I'd like to also mention, my wooden daybed does have like a wood couch like arm area, as daybeds normally do, but it is only like 2 or 3 inches wide, and is solid wood at that, and is bolted together etc. But what I was feeling in front of me, definitely was not that!

It's something that I've never been able to make any sense of, since then.

Just a quick add, my other 2 sleep walking episodes I had during this time I slept in this bedroom, was 1 being me making it to my bathroom, that is directly across from my bedroom, in the hallway, and I had woken up in there, again in the dark. But my bathroom is crazy small, to where everything is crammed together, with your full sink with cabinets on one side, the toilet in front as you walk in it, and the bathtub on the other side. So if you're standing in the doorway, you'll have the toilet in front of you, the sink on your left side, and bathtub on your right. You can only take like 2 steps max, in this tiny bathroom, but again, I was unable to find the light switch, after trying for so long to find it, and again, had to scream for my mom to help. Which I'm sure at this point, she's thinking I'm crazy to keep getting lost in such small rooms lol πŸ˜…

The last sleep walking episode had me make it to our living room door, to outside, before I finally woke up, and fortunately wasn't lost with this area lol it's scary to think how far I could have gotten before I woke up, or why this kept happening to me, and then stopped when I switched rooms?

Having to sleep in that room as a child, made me constantly fear night time, and what I would experience that night. Between hearing, or feeling things in there, or throughout our house, it all seemed to be worse when I was in that room.

I hope what all I had wrote makes sense, and explained everything to where y'all are able to understand it. But if anyone knows anything about what I had experienced, and what could have been causing it, I'd really like to hear y'all's input about it, because I'm at a lost for answers on this one.

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Darkangel73 (4 stories) (124 posts)
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1 month ago (2022-10-30)
Hey Twilight1011, I am a fellow North Carolinan. That's a story that would freak me out too.
Twilight1011 (9 stories) (284 posts)
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2 months ago (2022-10-11)
The Lost Voyage 11, to answer your question about whether or not we have cleansed our room, yes we have, as well as the entire house. My mom's room always feeling the worst of the rooms here, which I've come to believe that is because of all the pain she has endured throughout the year's, especially when losing my dad (her husband), and then my brother, I would be more surprised if her room didn't have such a negative feel to it. Even when I was little, and would take my nightly baths in her room, I always felt watched from her bed, that was at the end of her little hallway like area in her room, that goes to her walk in closet, bathroom sink, and then the small bathroom with just a bathtub and toilet. It creeped me out so much, I remember constantly having to keep an eye in that area, to where having to lay back and wash my hair, was a constant race, to hurry up and have my view back on that area lol. But anyways, my belief is with my mom always holding her emotions in around anyone, her room is the one place she can let it out at, and because of this, it would fill her room with all that pain she felt, trapping it in her walls, as our emotions and energy we all carry, absorb into the walls of our home etc. My husband and kid's all feel uncomfortable to be in her room as well. I swear there was this one time, I think last year actually, while walking out of her room, feeling uncomfortable as usual, and watched, as I went to shut her door behind me, it slammed shut! I knew I didn't slam it. She has stuff hanging on the other side of her bedroom door knob, that already makes it difficult to turn the knob to begin with, so when I go to shut her door, I just slightly pull it, which normally will make it shut, but not completely, as the piece that sticks out of a door handle, needs to have you turn the door knob fully, and then pull shut, for a complete close of the door. But with my mom having stuff on the other side of the knob as I said, I don't ever twist the knob when I walk out, I'll just pull it, and let it stay cracked. So with that all said, it's a little more work/effort needed to fully close this door, yet with me not giving it any of that lol it still slammed shut, as though something really didn't want me in there. I haven't had that happen again since either, so like I was saying, I know I couldn't have accidentally slammed it myself that night. There's just no way. With all this and many other's said, is why I've tried to make it a regular thing to do around here, when it comes to cleansing our house. We'll normally do it when thing's are getting very active around here, which normally helps calm it down again for awhile. Oddly, my mom doesn't notice anything out the ordinary here, despite sleeping in the worst feeling room. She has said how she wishes she could experience thing's of the paranormal, but from what I can tell, I'm pretty sure I got my intuitive, and empath gifts, from my dad's side of the family. His side has spoken about their paranormal happenings they've witnessed, but my mom's side doesn't believe in any of it. I'm surprised my mom does lol but glad. Sorry to start up other happenings on my comment, it's hard not to mention some of the things I've experienced living here.
The_Lost_Voyage_11 (3 stories) (142 posts)
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2 months ago (2022-10-10)
Hello again Twighlight1011. Have you done anything to bless of cleanse your bedroom? Remember, such a ritual will only drive out negative spirts or presences, it will not affect your father, if he still visits, but it could clear other unwanted 'visitors' from your room.

Trust your gut, if it tells you that what happened to you was of a paranormal origin, then go with it. You were there, you are the best judge of that situation. Just because there are medical explanations or diagnosis for sleep issues doesn't mean that's all there is to it, there's still so much we don't understand. Your friend is right, because you can see/sense spirits and ghosts, like a moth to a flame they will drawn to you, good and bad, because you can acknowledge their presence. Being an Empath also adds complexity to the issue.

From what you've revealed about your past in the comments, situations like what you've experienced and been through, they can also create an environment for some not so nice things to enter into your life. However because you're in a better place right now, they aren't able to bother you near as much. I also suspect that your father may still be watching out for you as well and may be running interference.

I have seen a few of your stories in the past, I may revisit them and others, perhaps it will help me provide a deeper perspective for you. What is obvious is you have a gift. If you learn just a few techniques, to create some boundaries, you will find it will help so you don't have to deal with the unwanted guests who occasionally drop by. I will say this, you have a good level of self awareness which can serve you well with those kinds of gifts, good luck!
Twilight1011 (9 stories) (284 posts)
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2 months ago (2022-10-10)
The Lost Voyage 11, I can't be completely sure what exactly I experienced in my room during those childhood year's, but all I can say, is that it wasn't out the ordinary for me to have something happen to me, while in my room. To answer your question, yes, it is the room that I had wrote about, that my husband and I are now having to sleep in together. As far as my intuition goes about this experience, I truly believe that it was something of the paranormal, that affected me back then those night's. It's just a really strong feeling I have, and have had, when it comes to remembering that night especially. I could still be wrong of course, but when it comes to my instincts, I've never really been wrong about them, given my empath ability I learned I have. I think for the most part of what I would experience in this room as a child, was my dad making his frequent night visits with me, as he had passed away before I was born. But I can't say that it was always him that I would feel in my room. Our house was built by my father back in 1986, on my family's property, that my grandparents bought back in the 60's I think (mid to late). Where our house sits, was once nothing but woods, until it was built. So we're surrounded by trees. I've always wondered if what else is here, was from the land, or if attracted by me or something, as I've been told by a friend of mine that is a medium, that I seem to attract spirits as well, wherever I may go. So no matter where I've lived at, I've always felt a presence there. At least here, I can feel somewhat comfortable knowing my dad is amongst the presence I feel. I've written other submissions on here, that has been about some of my other experiences I've had here, if you care to read as well? Which are titled, "Something Dark", "An evil presence outside", "Black mass", "Where does it go", "Normal SP, or something more", and "My Mamaws goodbye".
The_Lost_Voyage_11 (3 stories) (142 posts)
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2 months ago (2022-10-08)
Hello Twighlight1011, am I to understand that you and your husband are sleeping in the same room now that you had these childhood experiences in? Are some of the sleep disturbances you reported him having, did they occur in this same room?

If he's also having sleep issues in the same room then that could be more validation that there is a supernatural component to it. I originally believed it was confusion arousal as I stated before, because the symptoms you described were similar, especially the time/space distortion. Confusion arousal in in the same category of sleep issues as sleepwalking, in fact the two can be linked. You can easily look it up, but I can link an article if that's your preference.

With what you've revealed though, it brought back a memory or something I can relate to. I believe spirits/ghosts can cause some form of sleep issues in people because I've experienced it. Perhaps they are able to do it by drawing energy from us, as they do from the environment to manifest, and in taking energy from us while we sleep, they disrupt our bodies natural rhythm.

My experience was when I was a young adult, my first apartment. It was old, and I loved it, but there was something strange about the bedroom. The closet in particular was freezing and it had a hole on the inside of the door (not visible from the outside) as if someone had punched it from the inside. I didn't store much in that closet and it was close enough to the bed that I felt uncomfortable for some reason trying to sleep at night and it seemed to emanate from the closet.

One morning I remember waking up at an odd angle, I was sleeping in the middle of the bed but sprawled out from side to side, a position and place in the bed I NEVER sleep in. For some reason I couldn't wake up fully, I kept drifting in and out of consciousness. I wasn't paralyzed but I was too groggy to summon up the strength to move. To say it was a struggle to wake up is an understatement! I later found out it was prolonged sleep inertia. I have never experienced it before or since. I had bizarre vivid dreams of a river of some kind. Finally I managed to push myself awake and stumble from bed and found out that it was the middle of the afternoon now! It was disconcerting to say the least.

After that and due to some unexplained anxiety experienced in that room, I started sleeping in the living room for the remainder of my time there. I had no further issues but for some unconscious reason, started to steer clear of that room and any business I had in there I conducted quickly. Years later I still dream about that room. I found out from a psychic friend later that a young boy whom drowned was connected to that room, and the sleep episode was an attempt to communicate with me about his fate. That would explain the river. I couldn't validate the story or his identity because the house had passed through so many hands over the years and it was very old.

If true, than spirits/ghosts can affect our sleep patterns and cause things like sleepwalking if only temporarily. I'm not entirely sure how, other than what I've proposed, but something similar may have happened to you and also to your husband if his sleep disturbances occurred in the same room. I only know I couldn't explain why I felt about that bedroom the way I did, nor have I ever had any kind of experience like that before or since, but it's freaky not being able to wake up!

As an aside I do seem to recall having something like what you mentioned, a dim memory of being a child and waking up in the middle of my room, and nothing was where it should have been, the only difference was I had a dim/dull nightlight which didn't provide much of a glow at all. It's a distant memory and one I can't quite get to, but I believe it's why I was drawn to your story. Anyways hope it helps, good luck!
virulentpeach (9 stories) (29 posts)
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2 months ago (2022-10-07)
Sounds to me like a good example of the corkscrew theory of time. For a moment there was an overlap with past times where the room may have been arranged differently and there was a lapse with the time period. Your mother coming into the room brought it back to the present somehow. It's like you were transported back in time for a moment.
Sleeping-with-steve (8 stories) (545 posts)
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2 months ago (2022-10-05)
Hello Twighlight1011,

Our messages are probably best conversed through email because we both enjoy a good old chat. Lol.

You're very fortunate to have empath abilities and even more fortunate having the strength to keep positive and use all your life lessons to better your marriage and life. I'm a true believer that when you keep giving, it comes back in abundance. Stay strong my YGS friend. My thoughts are with you and your family and I sincerely hope you get all those great things in life you're hoping for. I have no doubt you will.

No bruises on my noses, lol, just tired eyes from lack of sleep the past few months.

Stay well and happy,
SWS πŸŒžβ˜€οΈβ˜ΊοΈ
Twilight1011 (9 stories) (284 posts)
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2 months ago (2022-10-05)
I do want to say this, in regards of writing about parts of my childhood, that I don't like to mention it to get any sympathy or attention etc. I believe everyone has experienced pain at some point in their lives, that's really heartbreaking to hear. I know as for mine, not everyone had to experience such pain, at such a young age though. It's something that I've had to carry with me my whole life, and still something I struggle with to this day, but instead of choosing to let it keep me down, I like to think that it's what helped me become who I am today. Even when as a teenager, when I got with my now ex husband. He would abuse me mentally and physically, to where I started to believe what he would tell me, about no one ever wanting me, and him being the only "man" that ever would be with me etc. It took almost 10 years of my life, to finally get the strength to leave him, taking my 2 son's I had by him, with me. I ended up having to see a psychiatrist afterwards, to get me in a better place with myself, and understanding of why I was the way I was then. It helped me become a better me for it, and a better wife to my husband now. I chose to look at all my past painful experiences, as lessons I needed to learn, to show me what I didn't want, and how I needed to be, to be a better me. I feel that I've become a very caring and understanding person, because of it now. I'm able to understand people better, and why they are the way they are. Then again, I've also learned that I'm what you would call an empath, which was something I learned about myself a few years ago. I never understood why I felt so much more than other's, or why I wasn't able to be in large crowds, without causing me anxiety from it. In the past, when I would tell people what I was feeling, or thinking, they thought I had to be a witch or something lol with how accurate they said I was, with what I felt about other's etc. I do need to learn how to control my ability though, as I'm pretty much a sponge around other's, to where their moods affects mine. Before I let this get any longer than it already is lol, I'll go ahead and wrap this up, and just say that I'm really happy with who I've become as an adult, and truly believe if I hadn't went through what I have, I wouldn't be who I am now, so for all the pain I had to endure growing up, I'm grateful it helped me look at, and feel life more differently than other's. Now if life would just stop putting me and my husband through so many tests and trials, and just allow us to get where we've been wanting for so long now, in our lives!
Twilight1011 (9 stories) (284 posts)
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2 months ago (2022-10-05)
Sleeping with Steve, hey, I have read what you had sent me on the sleep walking, and for the most part, I already knew about some of it, but was not aware that children could experience it for a period of time, before eventually growing out of it. I'm not really sure where exactly I fit under that category of it, because I had only experienced it 3 times, that I'm actually aware of that is. But to see where it said how some children can stop experiencing it, by the time of puberty, if I'm remembering correctly, I'm pretty sure that's when it would have stopped for me, which was sometime in the 4th grade. So that's interesting to know. I really appreciate you sending me the link about it 😊 I hope that your face is feeling better lol and not all bruised up? I think we've all been there, when we're doing some late night reading on our phones, not being very smart about how we choose to hold our phones over our face while we read, to where we allow it to fall and hit our face, if we start to dose off, or get clumsy lol yet we'll still do it lol
Sleeping-with-steve (8 stories) (545 posts)
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2 months ago (2022-10-05)
PS Twilight1011,

My mobile has dropped on my face a couple of times during my previous reply to you. Lol. I doze off and the phone drops. Hopefully I don't get a bruised nose. Lol. 🀭🀣

Anyway, did you manage to read that link I post for you in my first reply?

It's worth a read and may help give you a bit of new insight into your sleep walking.

Take care my YGS friend,
SWS 🧑
Sleeping-with-steve (8 stories) (545 posts)
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2 months ago (2022-10-05)
Hello Twilight1011,

Your mother was so brave enduring so much hardship and you were loaded with so much burden and lost so much of your childhood as a result. I don't have enough words to express how sorry I am that you had to live through pain and suffering. Your brother, may he RIP, was the bravest of all people I've heard about. No one should have to go through so much pain and suffering. It breaks my heart, it really does that you, your brother and mum went through as much as you did.

It's 3am here and my eyes are half closed. I just wanted to reply and let you know my thoughts go out to you.

Your YGS friend,
SWS.🧑☺️
Twilight1011 (9 stories) (284 posts)
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2 months ago (2022-10-04)
Oh, and 1 more thing I wanted to mention, though it's not about this submission, my husband has finally joined this site, after all these years of me telling him about other's experiences on here, and is under the name, "Batrav". I just wanted to let whoever may care to know, and hopefully he'll get around to writing some of his experiences on here soon 😊
Twilight1011 (9 stories) (284 posts)
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2 months ago (2022-10-04)
Sleeping with Steve, I know it's been awhile since I've been on here. I hate that I allowed so much time to go by, before coming back to this site. I have made some occasional drop ins here and there, but wasn't able to really get involved in a conversation of topic. But I'm very happy to hear from you again 😊 with how much I already write in my submissions on here, I didn't want to write more details, that may not really have importance to it, but I guess I can say it here. Like I had said, my father had passed away before I was born, or even knew about me, in a car wreck. My mother found out she was pregnant with me, after his funeral. Not long after I was born, maybe a few year's, my mom learned that my brother had a rare disease that apparently only children can get. I've asked her the name of it numerous of times over the years, but can never remember it, with how long it is. But to my understanding, it had something to do with his immune system, making him get sick very easily, and to where he could only eat certain foods as well etc. My whole childhood pretty much, was watching him slowly over the years, decline in health, and was a frequent visitor to the hospital, to where it felt like another home for me as a child, since we were there so much. His disease eventually had him having to be hooked up to IV'S all the time (even a feeding tube hooked to his stomach), and with everything he had to take, it became more than what my mom could possibly handle, without the help of her parents, eventually having to take him in their home. This was my childhood though, and despite me knowing that my brother wasn't like other's, and could some day die, it was what was normal for me to witness. My family (meaning my grandfather that helped care for my brother, and most of my aunt's), weren't very nice to me, to where they made our family get togethers, really hard on me, for whatever their reasons were to not like me. So needless to say, my childhood was definitely not an easy one. I constantly felt alone, and pushed to the side (but I understand now why that had to be), so as for me going through a lot in that room of mine, I'd say it got a lot of negative vibes from me, through my childhood. It wasn't until I was in the 6th grade, that my brother had passed away, making a part of me break, as well as my mother. Not long afterwards, I was able to move into his old room at my mom's house. Where though I still had thing's happen in it, paranormal wise, it wasn't what I had experienced in my old room. After reading the opinions said on here in regards of my experience, I can see that what happened, could have been brought on by natural causes, but I hate I can't really know for sure. It felt very much real, and with what else I would experience in that room, I don't think that I can say that there's a reasonable explanation for those. Like the feeling of being watched by my bedside, or feeling someone in the dark, sit at the foot of my bed, as I could feel the pressure of my mattress sink down. I had an uncle (my dad's younger brother) tell me that he believed it was most likely my dad visiting me, and that I shouldn't be afraid of him, but if it made me uncomfortable, then I should tell him this. Which I finally did one night, and never felt that happen again since. So I find some comfort in thinking it was him visiting me then, watching over me in death, as he could not in life. It helped me find peace that he had to know about me, despite him passing away before either of my parents knew of me. Something else I wanted to add, I've been staying in this old room of mine again, with my husband, for the past 6 years now, and luckily have not had any sleep walking episodes in it 😁 but we have experienced other things happening in there, as I've mentioned before in other submissions. My husband especially, as he has experienced more than I have, and even darker thing's as well. The difference with me being in this room now, is before I use to lay in bed alone, feeling so alone, and wishing to have someone there with me. So to have my husband by my side now, it does give me comfort and a sense of security, that helps me to feel safe. Maybe that could be why I'm not as bothered by being in this room now. Well I've went and wrote yet another book on here lol, so hopefully that all helps give everyone an idea, of how I had felt as a child, in this room of mine.
Sleeping-with-steve (8 stories) (545 posts)
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2 months ago (2022-10-04)
Hello Rajine,

I've voted you up a lot and the system says, please vote for someone else. I'm sorry I can't vote on your comment.

Twighlight1011,

When you have a chance, (I know you are always busy with your family, but that article is definitely worth a read).

SWS 🧑☺️
Sleeping-with-steve (8 stories) (545 posts)
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2 months ago (2022-10-04)
Hello Twighlight1011,

It's so good to see you back online.

I'm so sorry you lost your brother and father. I had a heavy heart reading that your father past away before your birth. Your mum sounds amazing and has done an amazing job raising you all on her own.

I found a link that explains sleep walking and have included it in this reply to you.

Https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/14292-sleepwalking

It says in that article above that fear can be why some people sleep walk, as well anxiety, and medication.

The article is an interesting read. You said you were afraid in that room, that could why you started sleep walking.?

SWS
The_Lost_Voyage_11 (3 stories) (142 posts)
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2 months ago (2022-10-01)
Hello Twilight1011, interesting experience, thanks for sharing!

Sleepwalking can be a tricky thing, it can be brought on by anxiety and stress and you mentioned closing your door to feel a little safer from what you felt coming from the hallway. So I take it you may not have felt truly safe in the room where these episodes originated?

The closest thing I could find regarding what happened to you is something called confusional arousal. It's a state that can be linked to sleepwalking whereupon a person wakes up and is in a disoriented state, sometimes for upwards of 10 minutes. You appear to be partially awake, but you are confused and disoriented to time and space. It seems to be common in children and they outgrow it. I know this only happened a few times to you and is linked to this room you stayed in and not all the symptoms relate. For instance most who have it don't retain any memory of the episodes. However like anything else there maybe different varieties and it might explain it.

If you were under some stress and anxiety it might have induced these episodes of sleepwalking coupled with what's termed as confusional arousal. Perhaps when you switched rooms, you felt safer, more secure and the episodes stopped?

I'm a believer in the supernatural for sure, and that may have been a component to it, but I also know there's much in the physical realm that may seem as out of the ordinary but is not. From what I understand the disorientation in the aforementioned state could explain why nothing in those rooms was where it should be, time and space were out of whack for you. Also if you were only partially awake (though I'm sure it felt like you were wide awake) perhaps that's why you felt that wood shelf or whatever it was, it was part of the dream/sleep environment you were half in and half out of. Some kind of state where you are only partially awake would throw off the sense of time and space as well. I know for me, I've had dreams I've woken up from and I can still see the dream imagery while i"m waking up until it fades and my room comes into focus, it's been a while but while that is amazing it is also at the same time confusing for sure!

Like I said, sleepwalking can be a tricky thing, my grandmother used to sleepwalk, and she would leave the house at times. Be thankful you stayed in your room, my grandmother once woke up in the cemetery!

You were there and the only one that can resonate or not with what I've shared, that's my feeling about the experience, perhaps it will help.
Rajine (14 stories) (510 posts)
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2 months ago (2022-09-30)
Hi Twilight1011

That is indeed strange, especially when you know how everything is laid out, even in the dark.

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