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I was led to believe by my parents that I would only grow while I was sleeping before midnight. Thus, the earlier I went to bed the bigger I would grow.

Matt E
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i used to believe that if i kept my mouth open while sleeping I would swallow either a spider (which you do 7 times a year average) or a small monster looking to inhabit your body.

Nahtiak NZ
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I used to believe that if you didn't go to sleep, the sun would never come up.

terri
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When i was young i used to lay my head on my pillow and listen to the tv in the next room. after a while when i was getting really tired i would start hearing this kind of "ba-boom, ba-boom, ba-boom" and i knew it was a heartbeat. what i diddnt know was tha it was MY heartbeat. i was so sure that there must be a camel living in my pillowcase that i screamed, turned on the light, and threw my pillow out the door. well, think of it from my parents perspective. a little girl screamind and siddenly a huge triangular-green pillow flying towards them. yeah i was a nutcase. after being assured that there were NO camels whatsoever inside my pillow (which was now on the floor) i went back to bed. well sure enough i heard the "ba-boom, ba-boom, ba-boom" again and diciden it was simply that the camel was obviously playing soccer and i decided not to disturb him

teneille:)
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When I was younger, I would sit at the top of the stairs in the middle of the night, listening to my dad snore. I always thought he had a minature lawnmower in his throat (which was obviously why he snored so loud) that would turn on when he was asleep and shave his face.

...What an odd child I was.

Myou
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I used to think that if you had a dream with another person in it, they too would have that same dream. One day, I went to school and thought that everyone would know that I had a dream of a certain boy- (in my dream everyone was there).

Mimi
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I shared a room with my little sister, and mum told us to have a competition to see who could go to sleep first. I told my sister that I would know when she was asleep, because at the instant a person falls aslepp, they making a mooing noise like a cow. For months afterwards, she made this noise every night, to try and trick me into thinking she'd fallen asleep before me!

Purple
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When I was younger, my sister told me that when you reached the age of 12, you had to take your head off to go to sleep. I actually believed her....such a loser. In all fairness though...she is 14 years older than me, and i was very very little. It still freaked me out though, and i was scared to go into her or my parents room when they were asleep...in case their heads weren't attached

LavaGremlin
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I used to believed that when I went to sleep my heart took a rest too, and didn't pump at all while I slept.

Lara
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I used to believe that a prince would come at night and take me to his castle and we would get married so I made sure I always brushed my teeth and hair before I went to bed and fell asleep in a pretty pose.

Anon
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I used to believe that while I slept, rats and mice would creep out of the walls, cut me in half, slide like a disc in, and magically stitch it all together... I figured if I couldn't see myself getting taller, that's how it must've happened.

I'm still amazed I didn't end up in an asylum.

Anon
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I used to think that when you went to sleep, that was considered death. So, my friends would come over, and I'd say that I couldn't play, because my parents were dead.

Anon
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When I was little I had a baby gate set up on my bed so I wouldn't fall off. One night I asked my sister what it was for, and she said it was a fence so monsters couldn't get to me, and I believed her. Later in my life (while I was still quiet young) my mom was in my room, said, "Oh, we don't need this anymore" and started to take it off. Then I started screaming and crying for her to leave it on, so she did, but was confused. I never let her take it off. I'm pretty sure if we hadn't moved, it'd still be there.

Anon
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When i was a very small child, for some reason i had no idea that people closed their eyes when they fell asleep, though i knew that you coulnd't see. (I was a strange kid.) If i went to sleep in the living room, i would press my face against the back of the couch so that i couldn't see in order to get to sleep.

Cristofer
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When I was a kid I believed the secure "self storage" businesses, that occasionally we drove past was a place where people went to be stored asleep in suspended animation, and awakened at a later date.

Anon
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I used to believe that the crusties that appear in the corner of your eyes after you sleep came from a little duck walking across your face in the middle of the night that would poop in the corners of your eyes. I used to try to stay up as late as I could to try and catch it in the the act.

Tracey
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I used to believe that people dream because they have little TV screens on the inside of their eyelids.

Ingrid
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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.

Jennifer
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I would have extremely vivid dreams as a child, and fully believed that when I fell asleep I would be transported to another world and live my life there. One night I had a bit of a nightmare (I was falling) and I woke up sort of bouncing in my bed. From that point onward I was convinced that there was an extremely strange little city living above the cealing of my bed...and when just before I woke up every morning I would fall down from it.

Neil
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when i was very small, i would always go to my mom in the middle of the night if i couldn't fall back asleep. she would always wake up very easily, due to being a light sleeper. her waking up so easily caused me to believe adults didn't sleep at all

Anon
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