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When I turned 10 my parents gave me their old bed and got a new one. The bed was a double so there was room for 2 people. 1 night i went to bed and i woke up with someone that i didnt know beside me (a younger cousin i'd never seen) and i was terrified. I began to believe that if i went to bed with an empty space beside me id wake up with a dead person next to me(I dont know how i got that idea). So i used to sleep on 1 side of the bed and cover the other side with pillows so there was no chance id wake up next to anyone.
When I was younger I thought everyone in the whole world fell asleep at 9, so I spent countless nights trying not to fall asleep before 9, and when I made it I thought:"Wow, now I'm the only awake person on the earth!"
Later when I found out that when it was night here, it was day on the other side of the earth, I was so happy I lived on this side because then I could sleep when it was dark and be out playing when it was day, but the poor children on the other side had to sleep while the sun was up and were awake when it was dark.
I used to believe that someone would tickle my feet if they weren't covered while I was sleeping. This led me to wear slippers to bed every night when I was really young
When my mom would put us to bed she would say goodnight kids! And then we would be like can we have a night night drink? She would go get us some water with crushed ice in it, and we thought that it was a magic potion to help us sleep better at night!!!
When I slept when I was young, I used to believe that you enter a completley alternate universe, and if you focus enough, you can get stuck in your dreams until you feel like leaving.
When I was younger my sister had me convinced that every night before going to bed I had to walk aroubd ny bed three times or I wouldn't wake up in the morning. That I would sleep forever. I quickly found out this was not true.
I used to believe that my dreams were a diferent world that I would go to every night, but people just would´t let me remenber it clearly when I was awake to keep me from liking the other world better.
I used to believe there was something seriously wrong with me because I would have nightmares that all my teeth were falling out. After discussing this with several friends over the years, I know this is a common nightmare of anyone who grinds their teeth while they are sleeping.
I used to believe that when I went to bed, if I kept my eyes closed and pretended I was asleep, mini versions of the X-Men characters would fly into my room and examine me to make sure I was really asleep. I thought if I opened my eyes while they were in my room they would kill me.
For several years when I was a child, I shared a bed with my sister who was 7 years older than myself. And one night I got the bright idea to try sleeping with the covers pulled over my head. Well, my sister told me not to sleep with it that high, because I might smother. So I pulled it down below my nose. I thought that was fine, but she told me that it was STILL too high! So I pulled it down to my neck. Again, still too high, so I went to mid chest, and then before it was over, I had the covers down to my waist. After she told me that was good, she turned out the lights and went to sleep, leaving me to freeze. And like an idiot I stayed that way the whole night, too scared to cover up because I thought I'd die if I did. Sadly, it never even occured to me that I'd never smothered to death before...
I used to worry that I might die while sleeping because my heart and lung would stop cause I wasnt awake to make sure they would still beat and I would still breathe.
Just like someone else here, I thought that pain in a dream resulted in real life pain. What convinced me of this was when I had a dream that commies shot my leg, and I woke right up with sciatica pain so bad, I had to go to the hospital. Woah.
when i was little i was eating a packet of chocolate tiny teddys before i was going to bed so my darling daddy told me if i ate chocalate before bed i would have nightmares so i started crying i have learn since by trail and error it doesnt happen
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after seeing disneys fantasia i belived that a woman flew across the sky to birng the night-time. If she saw you with you eyes open when you were supposed to be asleep she would open a magic portal and suck you through to a place where it was allways night as a punishment. However if you had hold of you duvet it would plug up the portal giving you time to climb out i was very relived when my friend proved this theory wrong
when i was 6 i believed that when i went to sleep under my bed my duvet cover would suficate me and strangle me until i was dead.so for 2 years i slept on the floor worrying that my duvet cover would attack me
at the age of 6, i was a constant victim of nightmares. then, one day, a senior gave me a crystal and said that if i looked out the window and prayed sincerely that i wouldn't get nightmares and then put the crystal under my pillow every night, i would always have a peaceful sleep. for the longest time i completed this routine before i went to bed...and i can't remember ever getting nightmares after that. i still have the crystal and it's absolutely gorgeous....
I used to believe that when I woke up in the middle of a dream, the other people in the dream would wonder where I went. It was especially gratifying if the dream was bad, like bad guys chasing me, for example.
up till i was about 11
i tohught it was impossible to sleep unless you were beathing through your nose
i used to lie awake concentrating hard on breathing through my nose
I used to believe that if you wore your socks at night when you slept, your feet would fall off.
you know the eye junk that you get when you wake up? when i was 9, my friend told me that you got that because when you laid down, all your boogers from your nose went up into your eyes. gross!!