Other than that, my sleepy behaviour has not really been anything to write about recently… but someone else’s has!! My wonderful boyfriend is just the most fantastic person in every way… except in his sleep habits. He errs on the side of insomnia, but that’s not so much a problem for me. It’s his somnambulism that really makes things interesting.
Somnambulism is more commonly known as sleep walking and I find it FASCINATING. He’s had a few interesting episodes over the last 6 months, most of which also involve bouts of somniloquy, or sleep talking. If I wasn’t so tired when they happened I would laugh myself stupid over the conversations we’ve had. One night it was extremely important that he go to our bedroom door and stand at it… wearing the doona as a cape. Another night he started shouting, “No, no, no,” and then proceeded to crawl to the end of the bed and stand in the closet. When I called him back and asked him what happened he said something along the lines of ‘needed to get out of the way of the dancing’. Of course. Glad you cleared that up, sweetheart.
Sleep walking and talking are two activities I find incredibly intriguing. It’s like your subconscious has taken over your body and is trying to express itself in the best way it knows how – usually through random behaviour and nonsensical speech. I remember a friend of mine in primary school sitting up while she was sleeping and asking me, “What was the name of that hurricane again?” I was so baffled I couldn’t reply before she laid back down again and all I could do was giggle to myself. An absence of conscious logic makes for captivating conversation topics.