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#1 ***Jo***

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Posted 09 January 2007 - 12:14 PM

I am not even quite sure how to explain this although I am quite sure it is common and I would be eager to find out what it means.

I’m not the world’s most co-ordinated person, actually I bump into things quite a bit but whenever I am falling asleep I dream I am walking, or walking through a door and bend down to pick something and then it’s like I feel my body fall and I hit the bed and wake up with a huge fright. Its like a falling sensation and then a hitting the bed sensation. I then jerk awake and Richard always grabs me to check to see if I am ok.

Is it just me or does anyone else have this as well?

And what does it mean?

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Posted 09 January 2007 - 01:09 PM

I do the same thing, generally it's just as I'm falling asleep, in that not quite awake not quite asleep state IYKWIM? And I feel like I'm falling off the bed and usually my body jerks or jumps and I wake up. Hubby's used to it now, but it's such a surreal feeling!

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Posted 12 January 2007 - 09:06 AM

I do the same as Megs, hate it!!
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Posted 12 January 2007 - 10:04 AM

QUOTE(Kell @ Jan 12 2007, 11:06 AM) View Post

I do the same as Megs, hate it!!


Listen you, you really need to get your own life and stop BEING ME!!!!!!!!!! tongue.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif

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Posted 12 January 2007 - 12:05 PM

i get the falling sensation - its enough to jolt me awake - have no idea what i was dreaming about before hand
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Posted 12 January 2007 - 06:08 PM

QUOTE(Princess Megs @ Jan 12 2007, 11:04 AM) View Post


Listen you, you really need to get your own life and stop BEING ME!!!!!!!!!! tongue.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif


Listen padawan, who is older here??? Exactly. Mini me is what you are. tongue.gif

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Posted 15 January 2007 - 08:12 AM

It's really common, and nothing to worry about. smile.gif

Essentially, it's caused by the neurons in your brain being nearly in sleep rhythms, then suddenly starting to fire as though awake (particularly in the motor cortex). There's a simple description here here and another here. sleep.gif

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Posted 15 January 2007 - 03:28 PM

Amy thanks for that I find it so interesting!

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Posted 26 January 2007 - 01:23 PM

I heard something that i think might be untrue.

But if you have one of those falling sensations and you dont wake up you can actually die in your sleep, what do you all think?


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Posted 11 June 2007 - 05:10 PM

QUOTE(Miss_Renee @ Jan 26 2007, 01:23 PM) View Post

I heard something that i think might be untrue.

But if you have one of those falling sensations and you dont wake up you can actually die in your sleep, what do you all think?
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Posted 11 June 2007 - 06:22 PM

This happens to me too... it can be so unsettling!!

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Posted 18 June 2007 - 07:07 PM

I've heard from people that believe in this particular stuff, that this sensation is supposed to be when you 'astro travel' and your 'soul' lands back into your body hence the jolt.

I don't know if it's true or not, I'm not that huge of a believer in that kind of thing, but I have experienced this falling sensation too. It's weird! blink.gif
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Posted 18 June 2007 - 07:57 PM

I did read somewhere it goes back to pre-historic times where we originated from the apes and used to sleep in trees. Its our bodies way of making sure we didn't fall. I guess somethings just stuck with us. Its an interesting theory. I might ask my meditation teacher this week actually and get back to you all smile.gif
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Posted 18 June 2007 - 08:26 PM


I do this too! I'm so glad to hear I'm not the only one.

I really hate it!
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Posted 19 June 2007 - 11:29 PM

I usually have a little dream/story that goes along with it. (Like a big black cat jumps out at me when i open a door) as I'm falling asleep, it freaks my hubby out!! i think it's common.
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