Oh dear gel, I'm glad I wasn't there.
Another thing that I've been experiencing over the last few years on and off, is waking in the middle of the night, and not being able to workout where I am, even though I'm at home.
It's like when you've had a lot to drink, and crashed out at somebodys house, and when you wake up, it takes you a few seconds to remember where you are, but this takes a lot longer to realise that I'm at home and in my bedroom.
I sometimes think I must be dreaming, but I'm sure I'm not, and I just scan the room over and over, and start looking around for the door out of the room, and also start to think I'm in bed with a stranger, and that I need the toilet, but have no idea where it is.
The only thing I can think of is that I'm having a recurring dream of sleeping at a strange house, and when I actually wake up, I still think I'm in that house, so the layout of mine and the one in the dream is different, which is why I get so confused when I wake up.
Any ideas anyone, as it's happening quite often?
No, I don't know. Sounds quite distressing though, perhaps you should see your doctor?
I'm not getting too upset by it, no shouting or sweating, or anything like that, just confusion really.
I think I might have that answer in the recurring dream theory, so if it happens again, I'll try to convince myself that I was dreaming about another house, and that I am at home a lot more quickly than usual.
It happened in my last house too, so it's not specific to this house.
Hey gel, compared to what you've been through, it's absolutely nothing, and I really admire your honesty and bravery in telling us all.
Cheers mate! I seem to want to talk about it with lots of people. Probably not the smartest thing to do on a forum but lots of people share things on here, so I thought why not?
No, I would get it looked at mate - from now on if I have any problems I am going straight to the doctor. Problem with me I didn't know what was going on either in the end I worked it out about the time I was diagnosed. If I had worked it out I dont know what I would have done.
Cheers again mate.
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BBB that happened to me once about 6-7 years ago i think the whole room spun round then i woke up confused about where i was, i remember getting up to go to the loo & then looking outside my front door to see what was out their, it's only happened once & i was quite facinated about the whole experience.
I think this has happened to me on 30 or 40 occasions, hard to say exactly, but it's more often than I'd like.
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No problem gel.
I'm kind of convinced of my theory now, so I'm hoping that it will happen less often.
Maybe a dream reader will be able to tell me, might ring the Steve Wright show when he has that dream guy on again.
Anyway, best of luck with everything gel, and if I do see someone doing weird things with their hands in John Lewis in the future, I'll say hello.
The only strange thing that happens to me, especially when extremely exhausted, is when I go to bed (we leave the hallway light on in case little'un needs the bathroom) and the reflection of the light can be seen shining off the wallpaper, I tend to go into a surreal world feeling. Can't fully explain how I feel but I'm awake and the duvet looks like a tidal wave. And because I can't control this feeling I start suffering anxiety attacks. If i get out of bed and shake my head a little, it tends to clear. It's very scary, albeit brief...
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That don't sound nice either PP. I suffer from anxiety quite bad too, now on meds for that too. Have you seen your doctor about it? One thing I have learned is how good help there is.
3:30 am a few nights ago I head cat noises. Two of the little rascals outside the house doing all the arched back/hissing/caterwauling stuff. Then one made it's move and they ended up rolling around together fighting in front of my wife's car.
The oddest thing was the fox (we get them too) sitting in the middle of the road watching the fight. It seemed to be enjoying the spectacle. It was all getting a bit 'Aesop's Fables' out there at one point
However, the cats exist (wife heard them too) and the fox exists. I have even seen it at 11 in the morning walking around local streets quite nonchalantly before now.
If you have foxes nearby you will know they make a racket that sounds like someone getting murdered! It's unnerving the first time you hear it until you know what it is.
I grew up adjacent to the countryside and often heard them as a kid and would often hear peacocks screaming out too. (They had been a feature of a nearby public gardens for many decades.)
People in towns often imagine the countryside to be a restful, peaceful place but it can often sound quite disturbing (especially at night and especially near woods where everything that can move is either trying to kill something, being killed or evading being killed).
Spent a holiday in a cottage near a dairy farm once. Cows and bulls doing a fair impression of a Jurrasic Park soundtrack all night!
Anyway, amost totally off-topic there. Sorry. I meant to ask what were the 'things that were impossible' you spoke of? (Unless you'd rather not.)
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ive gone through a lot to in the last couple of years and spent most of that time on antidepressants.
ive had long periods of feeling like I was going mad and even considered taking my own life at my lowest point.
feel like I'm coming out the other side now and it's amazing how many people have been through simerler things and it does help to talk to people.
ive now taken myself of the tablets as I think it helped to start but in the end I think it just made me numb.
our minds are complex things and I think my history with drink and drugs has effected mine when it comes to paranoia.
I beet drugs and drink but I can say for sure this has been the hardest two years of my life as when i stopped my adictions i i new what i had to do whith this i didnt no what was hapening to me and it felt like i would never feel like myself again and I can only thank god for my kids who helped me carry on.
good luck to you sir
Yes but because it can go two years or so between attacks (then I'll get a few in a row) the GP can't put his finger on it. I've just learned to accept them.
That sounds like my old house we had foxes go down the street in the middle of the night. The cats were running around the house to the voices in my head. And they were screaming as going along. The voice I was hearing was basically telling me a long story or that is what it felt like. Once it literally felt like I jumped out of my skin. The voice would say things and I would physically feel them, it once said I had spiders in my head and straight away I could feel them walking around in my head.
PP, don't suppose it feels like lack of perspective? Almost like everything seems massive even though it doesn't look any different?
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Cheers mate, I'm on antidepressants now too, that was the first thing I was put on. I have to say I am finding them okay - they have really helped. I know some don't like them though I have taken to them pretty well. Good luck to you to mate - cheers for sharing.
It's more like when half asleep, drifting, the wallpaper and duvet feels different, although the room doesn't spin. It's incredibly surreal. Suffered from it since a kid. Really hard to explain with any accuracy.
I suppose my demanding lifestyle doesn't help, but I've suffered a couple in recent days...
Not too bad now but when my twins were babies they wre terrible sleepers and Mrs Fubar and I would routinely get only 1-2 hours of uninterrupted sleep per night. We tried everything legal to help them sleep but nothing worked, We got to dread night-times. Even when I was asleep I used to regularly wake-up with a start because in my head I could hear the babies screaming and I thought it was real. Took about three years for them to sleep through. It was hell. Things are better now as they're 10 years old. But I would not go back to those days for a king's ransom.
Worst thing that happens to me now is that I sometimes wake up gasping for breath because I've stopped breathing in my sleep. That and the fact I have recurring nightmares where I dream that I've woken up from a nightmare but I haven't really woken up and the nightmare continues, then when I really do wake up I can't be sure that I have.
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I'm really sorry to hear this - I suffer from Night Terrors, but at least I wake up from that.
My sympathies (not in a condecending way obviously), I've never come across an adult that suffers from night terrors.
My eldest son only ever had one of these and being new parents, it was really scary and we had no idea so called an ambulance. After an overnight observation period, the quack suggested it might be a night terror and maybe related to him getting too hot.
My youngest son had them quite badly when he was around 3 years old but by then we were wiser, It took months of painstaking routine to stop them happening (which they did eventually).
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