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To be worried about DP's night time antics?

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fanjofarrow Wed 30-Oct-13 09:20:54

Last night while fast asleep he sat bolt upright, shrieked ''ZIG A ZIG AH!'' apropos of nothing, cackled like a demented hen, then promptly fell back down again and resumed snoring.

In the past he has done exactly the same while yelling ''HEEE HE!'', Michael Jackson style.

While in the depths of slumber, he's also quoted Alanis Morrisette.

He is not a fan of any of the artists listed above.

AIBU to force him to sleep on the sofa forevermore?

CocktailQueen Wed 06-Nov-13 21:21:22

OMG, Stumps, really??? Don't you want to sleep in another room? has he sought help? (or are you kidding??)

LongTailedTit Wed 06-Nov-13 21:23:26

Bloody hell Showy! shock

DH is a 'gripper' - rarely says anything intelligible when asleep, but often clenches his hands on whatever part of me they resting on. He used to fall asleep spooning with his hands up by my shoulders/neck but ever since I woke to his hand closed on my throat I make sure he keeps his hands to himself!

He always leaves for work v early and I sometimes mumble half asleep at him. Apparently the best one was "Mmmm, Wellington boots..."

LaurieFairyCake Wed 06-Nov-13 21:24:10

My dh teaches in his sleep. hmm

I've been told to sit down and be quiet, that I'm not going to get a good grade unless I concentrate a and randomly:

'Why have you put your calculator on Ahmed"

gintastic Wed 06-Nov-13 21:27:26

I woke DH up one night by grabbing him thinking he was DD2 falling out of the bed, I was genuinely terrified when he finally woke me up. Sadly most of his ramblings are in Welsh, so I don't get the pleasure of laughing at him (I don't speak it), just the annoyance of being woken up.

dopeysheep Wed 06-Nov-13 21:32:05

Wow Stumps, your DH sounds a bit intense!
I would definitely be looking at alternative sleeping arrangements - I would be too scared to fall asleep lest I became zombified. Erk.

ShirakawaKaede Wed 06-Nov-13 21:37:57

Me "I think you're dreaming...."
DH:"No, they are!"

...I lol'ed and went back to sleep.

Mim78 Wed 06-Nov-13 21:39:06

I had a ex once who used to reveal his inner horrific social climber in his sleep - going on about "the important people" and "the famous people". Was v funny.

waceystills Wed 06-Nov-13 21:46:28

How did I miss this thread? It's hilarious!

More please I'm crying with laughter....

AnotherHelenB Wed 06-Nov-13 21:53:53

Apparenlty I sat bolt upright one night and announced that "Michael Atherton is the best opener in country cricket - he should be playing for England". I don't follow cricket and DH had to explain to me what I'd meant.
confused (Though I did at least know who Michael Atherton was since he was the captain at that point.)

ShowOfBloodyStumps Wed 06-Nov-13 21:57:48

I am telling the absolute truth. Thankfully, in waking hours dh is an extremely sensitive, kind and gentle soul. He is mortified by his nocturnal behaviour and after 15 years we've learnt to manage it. The injuries all happened when we first moved in together. He has spent a lot of time finding out what triggers his episodes at night (it's an actual disorder but annoyingly the meds which stop the nocturnal behaviour mean he can't function well during the day). He has cut out certain foods and I know that if he's worried or anxious he will behave like this so he has learnt relaxation methods he uses before bed. He also tosses and turns before the acting out starts, in a very specific way. It always disturbs me and I wake him up which breaks the cycle. It's often funny as he dreams as much random crap as the rest of us. He occasionally sighs and mumbles stuff about "well here I am trussed up in my fripperies and nobody will even hold my hand" (true story). Or a few weeks ago when he rolled over and whispered very fiercely "you've let loose a rabid monkey and there will be hell to pay!"

TeamSouthfields Wed 06-Nov-13 21:58:36

Both myself and partner talk in our sleep... Dp often spks about work staff and says staff members names... I'm normally shouting garbage or swearingshock

celestialsquirrels Wed 06-Nov-13 22:03:02

"Why have you put your calculator on Ahmed?"

CRYING with laughter!!!

fanjofarrow Wed 06-Nov-13 22:04:17

Haha Helen! grin

I love cricket, and have had a secret crush on the now England captain Alastair Cook for years. According to my fiance, during The Ashes earlier this year, I snuggled up to him and called him ''My Beloved Cooky'' while fast asleep.

My fiance is Australian and fiercely supportive of his team.

You can imagine how that went down. For the rest of the summer he referred to Cooky as ''that cross-eyed Pommie bastard.'' It was war in our house!

I'm hoping he'll have forgotten when the proper tests start again soon. Still not sure whether it really happened, or if this was just Aussie propaganda from my fella! (Although knowing me, I may have been guilty as charged.) blush

NoArmaniNoPunani Wed 06-Nov-13 22:05:22

Apparently I laugh in my sleep.

Mim78 Wed 06-Nov-13 22:07:25

My dd laughs in her sleep

Minshu Wed 06-Nov-13 22:09:45

An ex once fell asleep across me while we were on a sofa. When I tried to move him he told me that we could go yet, as the lights were on red grin

Minshu Wed 06-Nov-13 22:11:07

And DD used to cry in her sleep while teething. It was horrible hearing her cry and not be able to comfort her for fear of waking her hmm

YoureBeingASillyBilly Wed 06-Nov-13 23:55:34

gintastic my ds1 mumbles in irish when he's sleeping. my irish isn't great and the fact he's mumbling makes it hard to decipher but I can catch the odd word.

mycatisawesome Thu 07-Nov-13 08:03:50

Stumps, my DH is also a Police Officer - he has also fights in his sleep lol

MsIngaFewmarbles Thu 07-Nov-13 08:15:59

My DH talks about boring everyday stuff that we need to sort out. He always asks me to do/remind him to do 'the thing, you know the thing that we must sort'. I just agree to do it, he goes back to sleep and I giggle to myself. I made the mistake once of giggling instead of answering him, cue a 5 minute rant of 'it's not funny Inga it's really important' grin

CadleCrap Thu 07-Nov-13 08:53:34

[grin@*well here I am trussed up in my fripperies and nobody will even hold my hand* but WTF is a frippery?

fanjofarrow Thu 07-Nov-13 16:49:20

frippery [ˈfrɪpərɪ]
n pl -peries

1. ornate or showy clothing or adornment
2. showiness; ostentation
3. unimportant considerations; trifles; trivia
[from Old French freperie, from frepe frill, rag, old garment, from Medieval Latin faluppa a straw, splinter, of obscure origin]

Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003
frip•per•y (ˈfrɪp ə ri)


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