I had a difficult time trying to get to sleep last night and it was worse because I had to get up really early and finish some work I didn't want to do. Just as I finally was slipping off, DH woke me up and said, "Do you know why the dogs hate me?" "No," I unhappily muttered, "What are you talking about?" He waited a moment and said, "Because I'm catatonic." And he went right back to sleep.
I had a difficult time trying to get to sleep last night and it was worse because I had to ... are you talking about?" He waited a moment and said, "Because I'm catatonic." And he went right back to sleep.

How funny! I'm sorry it messed up your sleep, but it's a great story. When you told him about it in the morning, did he look kind of sheepish?

Catherine
& Zoe the cockerchow
& Queenie the black gold retriever
& Max the pomeranian
& Rosalie the calico cat
How funny! I'm sorry it messed up your sleep, but it's a great story. When you told him about it in the morning, did he look kind of sheepish?

Well... not really. We agreed it was a terrible joke and laughed about it.

It was not half as good as the time he awoke from a deep sleep with a great "sure hit" song idea: "The Three Martyrs Polka."

He's not a polka music fan and he couldn't name the martyrs for me.
It was not half as good as the time he awoke from a deep sleep with a great "sure hit" song idea: "The Three Martyrs Polka." He's not a polka music fan and he couldn't name the martyrs for me.

And yet I'm sure it would be a hit.
My brother once woke me up at 3 am because he needed help moving the bathtub (obviously, he was sleepwalking as well as talking). You know, the bathtub at the foot of his bed. When I told him he was nuts, he said "I'll get someone else to help me, then!" and stomped off down the hall to my parents' room, where he lectured them on "the moral yardstick."

He would always get a very cute, sheepish look when we told him about these escapades. It's a look of recognition even though they can't remember doing it, they do not doubt that it's something they did.

Catherine
& Zoe the cockerchow
& Queenie the black gold retriever
& Max the pomeranian
& Rosalie the calico cat
My brother once woke me up at 3 am because he needed help moving the bathtub (obviously, he was sleepwalking ... me, then!" and stomped off down the hall to my parents' room, where he lectured them on "the moral yardstick."

I like the bathtub at the foot of the bed.
You just can't make that stuff up...
And yet I'm sure it would be a hit. My brother once woke me up at 3 am because he ... look of recognition even though they can't remember doing it, they do not doubt that it's something they did.

I am a sleep talker. I'm told I open my eyes and look awake, but immediately after I'm done making my proclaimations, it is clear that I am in a deep sleep.
One of the odder announcements I made was in my freshman dorm room. My roommate was up studying. She said I sat up with my eyes wide open, pointed at the floor and said, "look at that pizza! It must be 3 days old!!" Then I was dead to the world.
Some of the more embarrassing incidents happened when my friends and my husband figured out they could engage me in 2 way conversation... I have no memory, but I also have no doubt it happens, based on what I've been told I said.

Lynne
"We are strong enough to stand tall tearlessly
We are brave enough to bend to cry
And sad enough to know
We must laugh again"
~ Nikki Giovanni, 4/17/2007, Virginia Tech
Some of the more embarrassing incidents happened when my friends and my husband figured out they could engage me in 2 way conversation...

As a (mostly) former sleep walker/taker, I understand how all this works. I was always amazed at where I was when I awoke from sleep walking.
I can engage DH is a conversation, but it's difficult. He usually has some information that he wants to transmit, but the receiver doesn't work very well.
As a (mostly) former sleep walker/taker, I understand how all this works. I was always amazed at where I was when I awoke from sleep walking.

I have also walked in my sleep. I only do this during times of great stress and/or sleep deprivation. I don't like it. When I suspected I might be doing it, I set a trap for myself. Sure enough, I woke up trying to turn off the alarm clock which I had moved. Thankfully I'm not very adventurous when I sleep walk because so far I've never left the house.
I can engage DH is a conversation, but it's difficult. He usually has some information that he wants to transmit, but the receiver doesn't work very well.

Has he ever woken himself up yelling? That's always fun, especially for the SO.

Lynne
"We are strong enough to stand tall tearlessly
We are brave enough to bend to cry
And sad enough to know
We must laugh again"
~ Nikki Giovanni, 4/17/2007, Virginia Tech
Thankfully I'm not very adventurous when I sleep walk because so far I've never left the house.

I have left the house, but evidently I didn't leave the yard. But I used to roam within the house quite a bit.
I can engage DH is a conversation, but it's difficult. ... wants to transmit, but the receiver doesn't work very well.

Has he ever woken himself up yelling?

I'm thankful that he hasn't.