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I once saw an illustration of Rip Van Winkle sleeping with his long beard outside the bedclothes. This led me to believe that women with large breasts did the same.
I used to believe that if i didn't go to sleep before midnight the bogeyman would come and get me!
One November 5th - Fireworks Night - I couldn't get to sleep due to the noise. My Mum told me she had some secret stuff to block the sound out.
It worked, and I fell asleep quickly. I believed it for ages.
Then I found out it was hair wax.
When my sister and I were little, our foster mother used to get us to settle down by saying, "Let's see who can get to sleep first!" We bought it, quieted down, and got busy getting to sleep.
How would we have known who won? Of course, by morning, we had forgotten the whole thing.
As a young child, somewhere around three to five years old, I had read many fairy tale/ nursery rhyme type tales. Whenever someone was asleep in a bed in one of these stories, the picture showed their feet uncovered, usually hanging over the edge of their bed. After reading many of these, I (usually becoming cold during winter nights) was afraid that I would grow so tall that my feet would hang over the edge of the bed. I'm not sure WHY this nagged at me; it just did.
I woke up once from a bad nightmare, I was facing the wall. For a long time I believed I only had nightmares if I slept facing the wall.
I used to belive that at night there would come a man and he would cut of my ears. I could never decide if I should face the wall and not see him when he came or seeing him.
When I was younger and wouldnt go to sleep, my mam used to tell me that the 'Sandman' would come and rub sand in my eyes to make me go to sleep. I imagined him wearing a tweed jacket and matching flat cap, with a big brown sack & weird skin...
i used to think all my dreams were real. untill about 10 i was convinced that i could fly and that dinosaurs lived in the trees behind my house
When I was little, in order to get me and brother to go to bed early, my mother told me that every hour's sleep before midnight was worth two hours after midnight. Things got a bit confusing when, twenty five years later, I worked night shifts and slept from about 7am to 2pm. Is that before or after midnight???
My twin sister and I often used to pretend we were asleep to either gain attention or get out of doing something. One particular day we lay down on the sitting room floor to pretend were were napping as my older brother and mum looked on. My brother piped up that we must be faking it as when people were really sleeping they would repeat the word "urglyburghly" over and over again... cue 4-year-old twins lying on carpet repeating the word "urglyburghly" as treacherous sibling and mother stood laughing.
When I was little and I would not go to sleep, by daddy said the ginger haired Sam-Monkey, would get me, he lived in the garden shed. I never found out what it was but I always went to sleep.
As A Child, I used to believe I did not breathe at night, I did not have to you see
When I was still young enough to take naps (but not old enough to enjoy them), I would try anything to get out of sleeping, but my Mom always knew when I was faking. I asked her how she always knew, and she told me that when a person was really asleep, they stopped breathing. I could never hold my breath long enough to fake another nap again.
As a very young child I used to think that the time I was asleep went by really quickly because in the morning when I woke up it seemed like I had just closed my eyes. I believed this so much that one night I got into bed, closed my eyes and then immediately opened them again to start my new day. I even got dressed before my parents stopped me and put me back to bed.
My dad used to snore while sleep.My mom told me that "Don't open your mouth like your dad.Then some frog may get into your mouth and you will sound like youe dad".I beleived in until i was 16.
I used to believe that if you let your arm hang over the bed while you were sleeping all the blood would go away from it and it would fall off. I still get scared about that.
I used to believe that when I went to bed a group of faries would come and surround me and if any evil spirits came then they would put a curse on them and they would never come again!
I used to believe that when I went to bed faries would come and surround me and protect me,so would dogs at the weekend.
I used to believe there was a ‘dream plan’, whereby all my dreams had already been scheduled for life. I tried to resist taking a nap in the afternoon because if I had a nice dream that was scheduled for that night, I might end up having a nightmare later on when it was dark. I finally gave up on this belief when I realized that just the opposite might happen as well.