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I use to believe that when you went to sleep you left you body and went to stand before God. He would ask you questions and give you instructions then you were returned to your bed. Of course when you woke up in the morning your had no memory of the meeting.
i used to think if you dreamed about rape , you would get raped
When I was 5, my father casually told me as I was getting into bed about someone who had worn their socks to bed: Their feet had gotten so hot, they unknowingly bit their toes off in the middle of the night. Rest assured, that story stuck with me, and thereafter I never forgot to take my socks off before going to bed.
My sister once told me that if you slept all day, when you wake up you would turn into Dracula. I swear I believd her for a few years!
I used to think that, when you were in bed at night, flying people would pass over you with big cameras. They would take pictures of you in your sleep positions in bed, and would make statues of people in all their various sleep positions, which they would then erect in their world. In their world they had "forests" of statues standing in all sorts of odd, contorted positions.
When I was younger my father told me if I slept with my head under the pillow the tooth faries would kick my teeth in.
I used to believe that you don't breathe when you're asleep. So, when my folks checked on me when I was supposed to be asleep, I would hold my breath.
Mother told me that if I slept with my socks on I would wake up with cow hooves. I still won't sleep with socks on.
i used to believe that the faster you go to sleep, the faster you wake up for the next day. So one day I couldn't sleep and I was really worried that everybody was gonna be days ahead of me.
I used to think that dreams were events that really happened, I just couldn't remember them when I was awake.
Up until the age of about 9 I believed that when you were dreaming, and falling, you had to wake up before you hit the ground in your dream or you would actually die. I used to have nightmares that I was jumping off of a swing and would wake up scared to death thinking that I was subconsciously trying to kill myself.
When I was a little girl, my father told me not to sleep with my socks on, because my feet would rot. I still never sleep with socks.....
My mother told me that If I didn't take a nap during the day that the sandman would come and through sand in your eyes. Therefore I thought the sandman was an evil bein waiting for me outside the window
when i was little i went to dominican republic for the first time and i was scared of everything...... i spent the night at my uncles house , but i had trouble sleeping , so to make me feel better my uncle told me that everything was fine , but to sleep with my mouth closed because roaches would crawl into peoples mouths often there. needless to say , i was up all night long , and i still beleived it at 12 years old :)
I used to believe that if I slept with my mouth open that spiders would crawl in there and live in my stomach
I believed that by falling asleep flat on my back my heart would stay in the middle (where it belonged) and if I slept on either side my heart would fall over there, a disaster!
I used to have a lot of nightmares when I was a kid. My Mum told me that if I slept
on my stomach I wuldn't have bad dreams. It wasn't til I was in University, and
plagued by terrible nightmares that I realized my mother had made that up, and
she probably just told me that so SHE'D get a good's night sleep...
yet, belive it or not, I still can't fall asleep unless I'm on my stomach
my mom used to tell me she knew I was tierd and it was time for bed. When I would protest and say I wasn't tierd she told me she knew that I was because she could "see the Stars i my eyes" I would believe her and fall asleep. It wasn't until I was about 18 when I realized the "stars" mom was talking about was actually the glare of the light in the room!
When I was younger, someone told me that if you have one of those "falling dreams" (you know where you think you are falling over something, and you jolt yourself awake) and you really hit the ground, you would die. I was afraid to go to sleep after that.
I used to think I could make my friend dream he were outside in a cold wind if I blew in his face as he slept. I actually did this a couple of times during sleepovers. Good grief, what might he have thought of me! He never asked about it, though.