Sleep Deception?

Sleep Deception?

Madeira Madeira
So, my girlfriend lies in her sleep, it's really odd. She has the ability to speak perfectly clearly while not even remotely awake, and she will lie to the person she's told to wake her up while still asleep, in order to avoid being woken (often leading her to be panicked about time when she actually does wake up) she'll sit up and say things like "I already wrote that paper" or "the class was cancelled"

The problem is she's incredibly convincing meaning getting her out of bed in the morning can be a challenge.

Anyone else dealt with this?
10/29/2010
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Alicia Alicia
Quote:
Originally posted by Madeira
So, my girlfriend lies in her sleep, it's really odd. She has the ability to speak perfectly clearly while not even remotely awake, and she will lie to the person she's told to wake her up while still asleep, in order to avoid being woken ...
Yep I do the same thing sometimes. It's because in my dream world whatever I want it to be it'll be. So, I'll sometimes say "no it's only 6am..I have two more hours" when obviously it's already 8am and I HAVE to get up and get the kids off to school. But in my dream world it's 6am so I will say it. I never intentionally do it to deceive though, and my husband knows this..my kids are too young to understand lol..they just figure mommy's a little loony til she gets her coffee!

What my husband does is say "yea, no really it's not.." and he'll say "'Lic, 'Lic, LIC!!!" til I wake up. Or if he's feeling especially sweet he'll bring me coffee in bed and the scent wakes me right up.
10/29/2010
Serendipity Serendipity
Quote:
Originally posted by Madeira
So, my girlfriend lies in her sleep, it's really odd. She has the ability to speak perfectly clearly while not even remotely awake, and she will lie to the person she's told to wake her up while still asleep, in order to avoid being woken ...
I used to have a roommate that would never get up on time, and me and my other housemates used to take it on and worry about it and go shut their alarm off and keep waking them up when they would go back to sleep.

I don't do that anymore and would find it stressful to have to deal with that now.

I don't like getting up in the morning at all, but I have trained myself to wake up, often within ten minutes of the time I have my alarm set. I do tend to hit my snooze button, but get up on my own and no one has to get me up.

that sounds stressful Madeira. How are you handling it?
10/29/2010
ZenaidaMacroura ZenaidaMacroura
I've never dealt with this exactly, but my mom used to talk in her sleep. She'd take a nap or something, and when I'd go to wake her up, she'd start saying all kinds of nonsense.

Me: "Mom, it's time to wake up."
Mom: "But Mr. and Mrs. Dark Bean will get me."
Me: "...What?"
Mom: "Mr. and Mrs. Dark Bean. They're across the street in the pickup truck. They're gonna get me."
Me: "You're asleep. There's no one across the street."
Mom: "Yes they are. They're gonna run me over if I move."
Me: *sigh*

And it would continue like that for an hour until she finally woke up. Haha. It was frustrating. She started crying in her sleep once. She thought we were both little kids and I had stolen her balloon and was laughing at her.
10/29/2010
Rockin' Rockin'
Somehow my boy has learned how to answer questions while still being asleep. He'll even open his eyes and look at me sometimes as he answers. I'll ask him "Are you awake?" and he'll say "Yes." Then I'll ask him some other question, and he might get the answer correct, but if I ask him what he just said, he won't remember. That's how I know he's actually asleep. He forgets what has been said much more quickly than a conscious person does.

If your partner is incredibly convincing, then the memory questions might not work for her. I'd try to find some crack in the sleep deception and work from there. Good luck.
10/29/2010
Madeira Madeira
Quote:
Originally posted by Serendipity
I used to have a roommate that would never get up on time, and me and my other housemates used to take it on and worry about it and go shut their alarm off and keep waking them up when they would go back to sleep.

I don't do that anymore ...
I've bought her an alarm clock that rolls away and hides so she can't hit snooze
10/29/2010
Gary Gary
Victoria talks to me all the time while I am sleeping, and never have any recollection of it.
10/29/2010
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