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My little brother once asked what snoring was. When we explained it was a breathing thing while you slept, he seemed very surprised. We asked him what's wrong, and he said, "Don't you stop breathing when you sleep?"
I used to believe that when people are sleeping they stop breathing. So when it was time to go to sleep and i wasnt asleep asleep yet, my mom would come check on me so i would hold my breath and close my eyes.
I had problems with nightmares when I was younger and everynight I would repeat "There's no such thing" over and over again hoping that I could convince myself. But I guess my sister who slep in the bottom bunk got aggrivated with my muttering at night and told me that it was no use. That I was too smart for my own good, that I knew the truth. That there was such a thing. And my sister was always so mean that I thought if she was actually calling me smart that she must be telling the truth. I don't think I had a nightmare-less night for a month. I was terrified to sleep. I never really connected the dots that when I used to mutter to myself - it actually did work.
When I was very small I used to beleive that at the moment you start to fall asleep you actually are falling "up". As if your spirit is ripped from your body every night, I would hold on to the covers for dear life and if I started to drift I would jerk myself awake.
my mom believes that one should never fall asleep around 6pm. thats coz only witches sleep those hours. so when i was little if i ever fall asleep i used watch my face in mirror and make sure that i didnt tranform into a scary witch .....
I used to think that our dreams were reality, and the reality we live in and remember was a dream that our brain creates to keep itself sane in the crazy world of "the real".
My mom told me that you have nightmares because you are thinking about scary thoughts befoer you go to bed and that whatever you think about before you go to bed will be what you dream about. So, for years, I just pictured in my head myself, surrounded by a huge crowd, saying "I love people." and everyone would go "Awww..." I thought of this repeatedly until I fell asleep.
When I was a kid I used to think that I was just dreaming my whole life and that I would wake up at any minute.
When I was about four, I used to believe that when you fell asleep you actually died. Any dreams you had were the afterlife you experienced that night until you would come back to life the next morning. It wasn't that I missunderstood what death was at that age. I literally thought you died.
I remember being able to stay up as late as I wanted to one night and when I looked out the window I thought, "I have GOT to be the only one in the whole wide world that is still awake right now."
when i was in 2nd grade someone had a health book for 6th graders. Some one said when u sleep ur eyes go back into your brain, i believed that until 5th grade
When I was little, I though death was going to sleep and never waking up, so I was terrified of having a nightmare and not waking up.
I used to believe that if you got up in the middle of the night the BFG (Big Friendly Giant) would get you. So i was always scared and one night my mum woke me up because we were going abroad and we got to the other country half asleep and i screamed the hotel down because i thought the bfg had got me!
I used to believe that if you woke up fast enough you could see youself sleeping. I still havent been proven wrong.
i used to believe you slept for 100 hours every night.
I used to belive that when we went to sleep we all died and as soon as we opened our eyes we would come back to life
I used to beleive that you shouldn't drink too much water before going to bed because if you did, the water level in your body would be too high and would get passed your neck and that would short circuit your brain.
When I was little I had a theory that while you were sleeping, you were a blade of grass awake on the other side of the world. During the day, you were awake and your blade of grass was asleep.
I used to believe that when you were asleep, you were really dead. Every time I heard about something "awaking from the dead", I was like, "so?! I do it every morning!"
I used to believe that before each dream.... little people in my head would move plugs around and put them into different outlets so i had exactly the right dream. Why I thought little people were in my head, who knows.....