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A lady at our church had been through a stroke causing one side of her face to droop. Our mom informed my brother and I that it was because she slept with a fan blowing on that side of her face, which we loved to do every night. Consequently we moved our fans down by our feet. Touche Mom!
I don't remember what age this was around but I used to believe that restrooms were rooms with several beds in them that people could lie down in when they got tired.
Here's a belief that went way beyond childhood - my grandpa once mentioned to me how odd and unrealistic he finds it when fictional characters dream, since in real life dreams are only memories. Surprised, I informed him that most people's dreams aren't memories at all. He's spent his whole life dreaming only about things that had really happened to him and lived more than 70 years not realizing it wasn't that way for everyone else.
being born into a vietnamese family, we learned about lunar new years and how every year has a different animal. i always thought that when you slept at night, you would turn into that animal, and it scared the hell out of me to know that my mother was a snake.
My sister used to think that if she put goldy locks and the three bears book on her head while she was sleeing should would dream about them! When my mom told me that I almost died laughing and teased her the rest of the day.
When I was 3, I used to believe that while
people slept, ambulance used to come
along and mistake sleeping people for
dead people, and take them away.
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."
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 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
I used to be very terrified of dreamcatchers. My grandma gave me one for my birthday and nailed it on the wall above the front end of my bed. I asked her how could it catch bad dreams? She told me the magical beads and knots would suck them up like vacuum and seal them inside forever. So I asked her if it wooshes while sucking up bad dreams and she replied with a yes. Every night I would worry and sweat if I will see it wooshes and moves while catching nightmares! I always gaze at knots and beads if I can see any nightmares inside them. My fear got worse and worse so my dad had to put it down in the box so I can sleep with ease.
When I was a child, my father told me that sleeping with my socks on would make my feet fall off. I still don't sleep with socks on.
When I was a kid my dad would tell me that if I would take a nap there would be food ready for me when I woke up. Now I was really young, so I thought that people really only slept for as long as it feels--5 or 6 seconds--so when I would wake up and my dad would have lunch all ready I thought that he must have super powers, like food vision or freezing time.
i used to think when you sleep your eyes turened round to watch performances in your head
i used to think that if i didn't sleep facing the open window the guys that broke in to kill me would stab me in the back, and i wouldn't be able to check them out. If i DID face the window i'd still get killed, but wouldn't really be worried about it coz i could watch them do it.
i used to believe you died every night when you went to sleep, and were resurrected each morning. you would think this would have scared me more.
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 didn't take your socks off at night your feet would turn into jelly
While trying to sleep I would hear a constant "shoo shoo shoo..." type noise in my ear as my head was against the pillow. I didn't know I was just hearing my own heartbeat in my pressed ear, so I was under the impression that some type of train was coming to take me to my dreams. I even tried to inquire about this "dream train" with my Mom, but she couldn't figure out what I was trying to explain!
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.
I used to beleive that you could catch yourself sleeping if you woke up fast enough.