A Different kind of Terror.

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                   I remember the last time I was cautioned by my landlady for walking to take a pee with my pillows and blankets at hand, that was the moment when I finally woke up and realized I was actually sleepwalking. I was on grade 5 then studying away from home. I couldn’t recall what I had been dreaming but sure enoughed I managed to come back to wakefulness when my landlady was amazed why am I supposed to bring my pillow and blanket to take a pee.

                    Last night, my attention was called upon by the news regarding a man who was acquitted for killing his wife while asleep (details on http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2009/nov/20/brian-thomas-dream-strangler-tragedy). In the light of that issue, having my own experience as an early sign of the sleep disorder, I’m just thankful of course that my crime was only to carry my pillow and blanket without my knowing and nothing more horrendous.

                  As had been learned from the past experiences of these people having this sleep disorder in the advanced stage, things could have been averted if medical attention was sought earlier. Imagine one unsuspecting recruit with this type of disorder to have been cleared to join the military and you have one ticking bomb waiting to explode at a moment’s sleep. Consider this recruit turned private deployed on the battlefield having served his tour of duty and about to take his sleep. Well you may have heard that old tale about a soldier marrying his rifle for his wife on “Full Metal Jacket”. The thing is he is actually sleeping with many “wives” on the battlefield. There should be his standard issued M4/M16 rifle with 180 rounds ball ammunition, an M60 LMG with loads/slings of ammos, fragmentation grenades and so forth. Now you could just imagine while they have all eyes behind enemy lines and one of their own strikes from within.

                 The case simply opens up a startling possibility of acquittal from the same crime in the near future. If James Bond had been touted as “Licensed to Kill”, one should be extra cautious for people with this kind of sleeping disorder because they are licensed to kill while asleep. Now these people will be moving through our world like “secret agents” because we don’t have the slightest hint who has this disorder until they could inflict serious injury or kill somebody and wake up to it afterwards. Anything could happen to somebody, or anybody while asleep. So in the grand issue this involves us all who sleep, because when we close our eyes, we couldn’t tell. I suppose it pays to pray before bed. It’s not that most of us were old boys and girls already that we shouldn’t but we may need extra strength of spirit to reconcile our senses with the reality we have to accept around us when we wake up.

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  • ken bultman on Nov 21, 2009

    Enjoyable. I don’t recall ever walking in my sleep but now I’m wary of the people around me. Perhaps a personal bugler might be in order.

  • Themax on Nov 21, 2009

    very very interesting to read this article,you did a fine job my friend! Thanks :)

  • Goodselfme on Nov 21, 2009

    TX for sharing your personal experience of a vast occurring event.

  • Darla Beck on Nov 21, 2009

    Sleepwalking is something I have never done.

  • Guy Hogan on Nov 21, 2009

    As far as I know I don’t sleepwalk but I’ve been around people who did. They do things they would never do awake and then they don’t remember anything.

  • Teves on Nov 21, 2009

    Very interesting… http://www.articlespost.page.tl

  • CA Johnson on Nov 21, 2009

    This is very interesting, deep blue. I heard about the case about the husband killing the wife while asleep. That is amazing how that happens. I heard that people eat while they are sleep too.

  • AlmaG on Nov 21, 2009

    Very interesting! buti nalang hindi ko na-experience ang mag sleep walk :)

  • Frances Lawrence on Nov 21, 2009

    An interesting article. I saw news reports about the man who suffered night terrors. I have seen someone having a night terror and it is a very frighteng thing to see, you can’t wake the person up, it will go on until they wake up.

  • ahmad joko setyawan on Nov 21, 2009

    I watched this last night as well! I was amazed that he was aquitted, however; it must have been already documented by doctors while his wife was alive that he had this disorder, that is why he got off. I cannot imagine the horrors he will have to live with for the rest of his life, killing his wife and not even knowing he did it.In his dream he was protecting her from intruders while in reality he was killing the woman he was trying to protect! I was also a sleepwalker when I was a child and can say that it is very possible for things like this to happen and not know about it. Brilliant work Will and a highly enjoyable read!

  • cebuanaeyez on Nov 21, 2009

    There are many interesting, funny, and disturbing news about sleepwalking. Thank you for sharing!

  • Snooky on Nov 21, 2009

    mmm mmm mmm, another reason to stay single and live alone.
    entertaining article.

  • Mark Gordon Brown on Nov 21, 2009

    Just another good reason to tie people up in bed.

  • Jane Jane on Nov 21, 2009

    interesting.

  • clay hurtubise on Nov 21, 2009

    Wow, interesting piece!
    Thanks,
    Clay

  • Mr Ghaz on Nov 22, 2009

    Excellent!..well-written piece and very interesting article..’Sleepwalking’..wow..thats terrible..lol..thanks for sharing 8) :)

  • giftarist on Nov 22, 2009

    An interesting read.

  • Patrick Regoniel on Nov 22, 2009

    Nice read. I mistook my wife as a thief entering our room when I was half asleep and almost mauled her. Luckily, she made a sound that brought me to my senses. Sleepwalking and interrupted sleep can be dangerous.

  • Hansika on Nov 24, 2009

    great share…

  • TheStayAtHome on Nov 28, 2009

    haha… it was very… interesting

    thanks for sharing!

  • mo hoyal on Dec 2, 2009

    Scary, this stuff. Very interesting read. Thank you for sharing this.

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