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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???
I used to have trouble sleeping at night. My mother would try to talk me into falling asleep sometimes by saying, "You need your rest, we're getting up at the crack of dawn tomorrow!" What I heard was "We're getting up at the crackadon tomorrow," and I always thought she was talking about some dinosaur that was out roaming about very early in the morning.
Whenever I hear myself breath at night, i think a little orange muppet wasbreathing and he would jump out and bite my arms off so i always hide deep under my covers. still do!
when i was little i thought to get to sleep, you had to close your eyes and hold your breath. if i couldnt sleep i would lay in bed trying to hold my breath over and over again and trying to remember how i did it the night before.
When i was around 9 or so my dad told me that if you sleep on your back with your knees bent upward towards the ceiling, little goblins would sit on your knees and make scary faces, causing you to have nightmares. (apparently a South American myth to scare kids. I dont know) But to this day, i'm 25 years old now, if i find myself even laying with my knees bent i still get a little paranoid about those little goblins getting ready to scare me.
I used to believe adults couldn't dream. My parents never talked about their dreams to me until I was about 10 or so.
I woke up one night when I was about four and decided I was cold, so I put on my thickest Aron (kind of wool) cardigan and got into bed. Two minutes later my mum came in a saw me. She got me up and changed, cos as she said, I would have melted in that. For many (believe me - too many!)I believed that I would have melted into a puddle and materialisd somewhere else!!!!!
I used to think if you slept on your right side(the side in which I thought your heart was)you would crush your heart during the night so I would always sleep on my left side, little did I know your heart was on your left when I found out I was horrified that I came so close to death so many times, I could barely sleep anymore unless i was on my back
when we were lazy little kids me and my sisters would never bother to take our socks off to sleep, until we were told wearing socks to sleep makes you blind. to this day i refuse to wear socks to sleep. im 23.
I used to believe that when I kicked my blankets off in my sleep, a cannon ball came in through the window and shot them off.
My mom told me that you have nightmares because you are thinking about scary thoughts befoer you go to bed and that whatever you think about before you go to bed will be what you dream about. So, for years, I just pictured in my head myself, surrounded by a huge crowd, saying "I love people." and everyone would go "Awww..." I thought of this repeatedly until I fell asleep.
I could never sleep with my back to the wall because I thought that Marty Feldman was going to come through it and pull me out onto our roof. And if I slept facing the wall, a one eyed Big Bird would do the same thing. Something about the eyes...
When I was small I believed tomorrow only came because I went to sleep. I thought if only I could stay awake all night it would always be today.
When I was little, I used to think that if you woke up fast enough that you could see yourself sleeping
Call me crazy but i believed it for a really really long time until I was like 8 or something like that.
When I was very young I used to believe that when I went to bed at night, the thumping (my heartbeat) I would hear against my pillow was an army marching outside.
When i was a child, i used to believe that when i went to sleep, my parents would have a huge party, eat at my favorite restaurants without me, and stop when i woke up.
My grandmother told me if I went to sleep with my socks on, I would wake up blind. One night it got too cold and I took the risk.
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.
As a kid, I always thought there was a little projectionist in my head while I slept and showed me my own private movies.
i was a really little kid when i was in elementary school, and got made fun of for being so short. so because my mom told me that people grow during their sleep, every night i would lay in bed fully stretched out in the hopes that i would grow. unfortunetly it didn't work.