Thursday, September 8

Disorientation

From time to time when I'm spending the night in a new house, or hotel, or campervan I wake up in the middle of the night, or perhaps I'm actually sleep walking, and I can't orient myself properly.

What happens is that I'm trying to go to the bathroom, or worse if I feel like I'm suffocating and need to open a window to breathe or get out of the room, I think I'm at home and then can't find the stairs or door because the room I'm in is different. I've found myself banging my fists on the window and being quite petrified and then all of a sudden I'm awake fully and realise what's happening.

What is even weirder though, is it has happened to me in my own house. It just happened again, I woke up and kept thinking to myself I can't see anything and where's the light, and where am I, and feeling scared and then I found myself awake near my bedroom window, which was a huge relief.

Because it doesn't happen all the time I forget this happens to me and I'm always shocked at how crazy my brain is in the middle of the night. I wonder if it's normal and what it's about.

1 Comments:

Blogger la vie en rose said...

I do this too!!! I don't think I've ever done it to this extreme (find myself out of bed, banging on a window) but I do have moments I wake up in the middle of the night and really have to make myself remember where I am. Sometimes I'll think I'm in some place I knew from childhood and it feels really weird to realize no, it's actually 20 years from the time I lived at that house and I'm 20 years older.

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