Slumbering Lovers Share The Creepiest Thing Their Significant Other Has Said While Sleeping

July 22, 2019 | Christine Tran

Slumbering Lovers Share The Creepiest Thing Their Significant Other Has Said While Sleeping


Having trouble in the bedroom? No, not in that sense, but in the “my partner won’t shut up in their sleep” kind of way? These Redditors slept next to folks who turned the bedroom into a realm of chills with their unconscious words. From lurid confessions to downright horrifying declarations, a silent partner seems hard to find these days. Shush up to these tales of the creepiest things significant others haven uttered in their sleep.


1. Beware the Female Gaze

Woke up to go to the bathroom one night. As I move to get up my boyfriend goes, "Don't go out there..." Thinking he's awake and joking with me I go, "Oh yeah, why?" He sits upright eyes wide open and goes "SHE'S out there." and flopped back down asleep. I held it for the rest of the night.

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2. Nightmares Aren’t Lost in Translation

My fiancé is Chinese and didn’t have the best upbringing there. It is common for her to yell in a distressed tone in her sleep random Chinese phrases. Absolutely terrifying the first few times experiencing it. Now I just kind of cuddle with her a little bit harder when it happens.

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3. I Like the Way You Look

My wife doesn't talk in her sleep, but I did wake up once to her sitting up, leaning over me and staring at me Paranormal Activity-style. It was terrifying, and she has no recollection of it.

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4. Orange Is the New Black Death

My brother, not my SO. When we were little, we had rooms across the hall from each other and I’m a terrible sleeper, so I was randomly awake one night. Walking back from the bathroom, I hear him shout at the top of his lungs, “LANALLAMAA!! DONT. TOUCH. MY. PUMPKIN!!!” It was February.

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5. The Human Body is Basically a Dimmer Switch

I talk in my sleep. My wife has told me many stories. The best one hands down had to be when she was pregnant. She woke up with really bad heartburn and nausea. She tried to wake me up and tell me she’s not feeling well. She tells me I legit said, "You know those feelings you are feeling? Just turn them off," and fell back to sleep.

I’m really lucky my wife knows I sleep talk and loves me. She doesn't hold anything I say like that against me, just teases me a lot.

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6. My Right to Bear Arms

I talk in my sleep, and my girlfriend told me this story after we woke up. I had evidently turned toward her, shook my head at her, and yelled "They took my goddamn arms, Johnny," before slumping back over and going back to sleep.

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7. Rest Your Head on This Case

My fiancée is super active while sleeping. It used to bother me, but now I'm used to it. One time, I asked her to give me her pillow while she was sleeping and she said, "Okay," and then pulled it out from under her head and threw it at me. She slept the rest of the night without a pillow and was quite pissed when she woke without a pillow and after I told her what she did.

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8. A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Lightbulbs

My girlfriend fell out with me while she was sleeping one night. She asked me to pass the "light-up picture frame," and when I asked her what she was talking about she shouted, "Fine! I'll get it myself" and actually started walking about the room looking for something. It's not really creepy but I don't get a chance to tell the story often.

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9. You Can’t Program That Kind of Boss Battle

My ex used to talk in his sleep all the time. I would write down what he said or start talking to him to have whole conversations with him in his sleep. In the morning, I would put them as statuses on Facebook because I thought it was hilarious. The one that scared the snot out of me though was when I was in the other room with my headphones on, around 2 am.

I was playing a game with people and, out of nowhere, I heard my ex loudly, robotically go, "HA. HA HA. HA. HA. HA. HA." It was like someone broke his laugh. I walked in there to see what was happening, but he was asleep again and silent.

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10. Extreme Home Makeover: Late Night Edition

My husband and I had been married less than a year, and we were renting a small place with a drop panel ceiling. The light in the bedroom was behind a clear panel above the bed. I awoke one night to him standing up on the bed, trying to TAKE OUT the panel. I asked him what he was doing and mumbled something about "climbing through the hatch," then dropped the panel on my face. Luckily, the scratches didn't leave scars, and the corner missed my eye.

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11. I’m Sleeping With a Stranger

We were down the country for a cousin’s christening. We still live at each other’s parents’ house, as we are saving for our own. Anyway, we were taking a nap and the hotel alarm goes off (false alarm or something) and freaks us out like crazy. My heart was going 90 and just as I was laying back down, she turns to me and grabs my shoulder and starts screaming, “WHO ARE YOU?! WHO ARE YOU?!” for what felt like an eternity!

I had to calm her down and remind her we were on a little holiday on the other side of the country. Now she usually sleeps at her parents’ house in a small single bed and when she was half awake from the alarm, she thought she was at home. This and the alarm one after the other was probably the scariest experience of my life.

I get great amusement reminding her of her exorcist moment!

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12. We Don’t Got Company

My girlfriend woke me up in the middle of the night and asked me if the back door was locked. We have a fenced backyard, and she told me that someone was in the backyard, trying to get into the house. In a panic, I’m up and getting dressed, getting ready to chase off the intruder. She asks me why I don’t just look out the window—you can’t see the back door from the bedroom window—since they “should be attached to the gate.”

Attached to the gate? A little later she suggests, “You know, I might have been dreaming.” You’d think I’d have learned my lesson from a few months earlier when she suggested that angry farmers with pitchforks had formed a mob out in back and were trying to get inside. But I don’t learn, apparently.

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13. Nothing Like a Spoon to Keep Things Spicy in Bed

Mine isn't creepy and my significant other has never talked in his sleep—he's just a real twitchy jerk when he's out cold. However, I apparently say a lot of weird things in my sleep. One memorable one is: "The candles keep telling me to get an American dog.” I also recently shook my boyfriend awake and told him there’s a spider on the roof.

He told me there wasn’t. That’s when I screamed: "THERE'S A SPIDER ON THE ROOF OUTSIDE GET IT!” Another time, I sat up quickly and he went to hold my hand. I hissed at him: "Shhh, you'll break the baby kitten." There are also the times I don't say anything and just suddenly sit up and look around or reach for something that's not there.

One time I apparently sat up and started waving a corner of the duvet around for about five minutes before taking my boyfriend’s hand and stroking his index finger while smirking at him...at least I keep things interesting, I guess.

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14. Eight Hairy-Legged Reasons Why (Not)

Not 100% a talking in her sleep story but...when my SO is stressed, she has dreams about spiders crawling everywhere. One night I was reading, and she was asleep, she suddenly sat up and just stared at me. I asked her what’s up and she said, “the spiders.” I said, “What spiders?” She replied, “There are spiders coming out of the poster.”

It went back and forth like this for awhile and then I told her to go back to sleep. I was surprised when she collapsed back onto her pillow, dead asleep. When she first sat up and stared at me, I thought this was suddenly a horror movie and I was dead.

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15. I’ll Order the Big McDisappointment

This isn't really creepy as it is disappointing. I told this on another thread, but my ex used to sometimes talk in her sleep. One night I was up really late and was high just watching TV, and I heard her say, very clearly to me, "Let's get McDonald's." I thought to myself that it was a great idea, so I got up and started getting dressed.

After I was done, I went back to wake her, and she was out. I shook her a couple of times and said, "Let's go, I'm ready." She finally woke up and said, "What? No, it's late, go to bed." I was so disappointed because I totally thought she wanted to go and I was too high to drive, so I had to get undressed again and go back to bed.

Looking back, I totally should have known that was just her talking in her sleep, but I was so high I did not want to accept that as the reality and chose to believe I was gonna get some McDonald's

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16. That’s One Way to Wean The Baby Out of Your Bed

Not my SO, but still kind of funny but very scary at the time. So, little me had a nightmare and went to my parents’ room to tell my mom and get a cuddle so I could go back to sleep. I knocked on the door and opens it very quietly so only my mom wakes and not my dad, since mom is a very light sleeper and dad a heavy one.

I get in and at that moment dad jumps out of bed and shouts, "I DO NOT WANT TO SEE YOU HERE AGAIN!" I fled up the stairs and cried. Mom followed me and told me she didn't know what happened either. Dad says he doesn't remember it, but I sure do.

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17. Married to a Personal Alarm System

My girlfriend (now wife) and I were sleeping in my bed in college. Due to not being able to control the temperature in my room—which was kept at a tropical 105 degrees despite it being a brutal winter—we always slept with the window open and my bedroom door cracked for circulation. I also lived on the ground floor apartment of a brownstone in Boston.

In the dead middle of the night, she starts smacking me and yells, "BABE, BABE!" Startled awake, I say: "What?" She whispers, "There's someone standing in the doorway..." and whimpers. Adrenaline starts pumping, I prepare to fight the intruder. I quickly scan the room for something to make an impromptu weapon out of.

Finally, my eyes adjust to the dark, I'm fully awake and I see that no one is actually there. I tell her: "No there isn't, you're sleeping!" Then she starts laughing at me! She had zero recollection of the entire incident the next morning. I had to recount to her how she almost made me poop my pants in the middle of the night.

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18. The Fertilizer of Your Dreams

I thought she was awake, but we were lying in bed last week and this is how it went. My girlfriend told me she was going to poop herself. I told her to go to the bathroom and she kept saying: “Ugh! I’m gonna poop the bed!” I kept trying to reason with her and then she finally replied: “What? That doesn’t make any sense at all, I’m trying to make these trees grow, just shut up!”

This is when I realized she was sleeping and started laughing hysterically. Which made her angry. She didn’t remember any of it the next morning.

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19. Sick and Tiled of These Bedroom Mind Games

My wife has a friend in our town that does flooring. He's a great guy, but when he quoted a job for us, his price was way, way above everyone else's price. We ended up getting an estimate from my neighbor's brother, who owns a flooring business as well. He quoted $2/square foot for tile removal, whereas my wife's friend quoted $5.

When I told the second guy this, he said, "That's higher than I've ever seen around here. Would you mind if I asked his name?” I went into our bedroom to wake my wife up and ask her the friend's name, as it was still like 8:30 on a Saturday morning when this guy came by. I nudged her arm a few times and said, "Hey, what was the name of the friend that quoted us $5 for tile?"

My wife groggily said, "Tiles." I said, "Yes, the friend who quoted us for the tiles...what was his name?" She says again, "Tiles." I start to wonder if this is a nickname that he has since he's apparently done flooring for a long time, so I ask, "Okay, what's his last name?" Starting to get frustrated, she says a bit more indignantly, "Tiles."

I stood there for a second, and then asked, "Honey, his name is Tiles Tiles? There's no way." She nodded her head and rolled back over. I rubbed her arm again and said "(New guy) is here looking at our floor and wants to know your friend's name. There's not a chance in this world I'm going out and telling him your friend's god-given name is Tiles Tiles."

Eventually, she woke up a little and told me her friend's company name—and I went back out and shared the information.

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20. Sleeping with the Fishes

I honestly started keeping track of the weirder things/conversations we've had, that she remembers nothing of. One night she woke up and said, clearly and loudly, “Fish sticks?” I asked her what she meant and she asked if I was making fish sticks. I told her yes, she said okay and went back to sleep.

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21. Didn’t Sign Up for a Group Relationship

I posted this in a similar thread months ago but it’s relevant. Same house, same bedroom, different women, five years apart. With the first woman, we were asleep in bed and she took this huge, deep breath that woke me up. Then, she said, “They are here now and want to speak to you. I’m going to let them use me.” So, of course, I wake her up violently and ask what she meant.

All she can tell me is that she saw several shadowy people in her dream who told her that they had a message for me but needed her to talk to me. Five years later, another woman: we are asleep together and the same thing happens. Deep, long breath that wakes me up except this time, she screams “THERE ARE PEOPLE IN THIS ROOM WITH US!!!!”

I get her calmed down by assuring her that we were alone. She never sleeps over again. I sold the house.

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22. Antsy for Better Sleep Hygiene

Way back in the day, my husband and I attempted to share a twin mattress for a couple of months. One night, I launched myself away from the wall freaking out screaming at home to turn the lights on because the wall was covered in fire ants....he naturally picked himself off the floor and turned the lights on while panicking.

Yeah, there were no ants and that was the last time I got the wall side of any bed. To his credit he was never mad I body checked him off the bed, and still reminds me all the time. Another time, he was recovering from abdominal surgery, still in the hospital on IV pain medication. He sat on the couch I was sleeping on and has me cuddle him, but while I tried to get him back into his own bed, he falls asleep.

His pointer figure slowly raises to about mid-chest height. Then he says: "Pass me the red stuff. No, NOT the ketchup, the Sir-rah-cha," with inflection no amount of letters type will ever rival. He hates Sriracha, so this delirious sleep talk is all the funnier. If he's being a turd, I ask him if he needs the Sriracha with the same inflection.

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23. You Have to Hear It to Believe It

Before getting diagnosed and starting treatment for sleep apnea, my wife would sleep talk through some of her vivid dreams. One morning, I wake up to her talking about riding on a train, which then crashed with her in it. Which she happily exclaimed in her cute dreamy voice, “Everybody died, except for me, because I was in a watermelon!”

This has entered my friend groups lexicon and any time we escape danger real or simulated, it’s because we were in a watermelon. Another time she was singing about a one-eyed pug dog with a theme song “Walkin’ into walls ‘cos he only has one eye, Beauregarde!” I don’t have audio of this one because it was early on, before I realized this was a pattern for her.

But I woke up with a start in the middle of the night to the sound of the front door opening. Bolting to the door to see what’s going on and if we’re being broken into. No, I find my sleepwalking wife at the door scrabbling at it trying to get out. As I talk her back away from the door, she explains that she was trying to go out to pet the cows.

We lived in Iowa at the time, but the second-largest city and neither of us have ever lived on a farm. She starts talking about wanting to get some cow-bacon and sleep-talks this gem “Everything has bacon if you squeeze it right.” I think I still have audio of some of these. Because I started recording these for her because she didn’t believe me at first that she was doing it.

But was flabbergasted that I already knew about some of her dreams that she barely remembered.

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24. I Now Pronounce You Wife and False Alarm

My husband is OUT OF CONTROL with his sleep talking. You almost can't call it sleep talking, because you would swear this guy knows EXACTLY what he's doing. It isn't just talking. He gets up out of bed, will literally be walking around the house doing things like he's totally aware. Could hold a full conversation with you.

It takes a minute to realize whether he's awake or not, he's so sure of himself. So probably the scariest thing was one night we're knocked out, it has to be like 3 am, and his big butt BOLTS out of bed like I’ve never seen in my life, waking me up and frantically yelling: "WE HAVE TO GO NOW! WE HAVE TO GET OUT OF HERE! FOLLOW ME! HURRY UP!"

I literally go into full panic mode and start trying to grab things and get my dogs, all while trying to ask him what is going on, but he's SO serious about this, I just trust that there must be something bad happening. Within a minute or so, I noticed that as frantic as he was walking around, he wasn’t really DOING anything, just kind of going in circles.

At that point, it clicked that he wasn’t really awake. I had been woken up from a dead sleep too obviously, so I started saying his name over and over and telling him it was okay, and he kind of just snapped out of it and was like oh, sorry about that. Definitely was freaked the heck out for a minute there though.

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25. The Fine Line Between Sleep and War

My girlfriend used to have major issues sleepwalking, waking up on the floor with a big gash on her chin, etc. One night she bolts up next to me in bed and says, “Where are my gumboots?” I’m like, who knows. Go back to sleep. She yells, “No, it’s coming! I need my gumboots! Look how hard it’s raining!” I say, “Sweetheart, it’s not raining. Go back to bed.”

This goes on for a while and I realize she’s not awake, as she starts trying to climb out of bed. I gently hold her where she is, because I don’t want her to get hurt. She starts struggling and thrashing around and keeps going on about the flood and needing her boots. Finally, after half an hour of me trying to either wake her up or get her back to sleep, she mellows out and conks right out again.

I told her the next morning and she was pretty apologetic. She told me next time to let her do her thing. Luckily as her brain heals after a few head injuries, she sleepwalks a lot less. Occasionally she’ll say something here and there, but nothing too exciting. She says that sleeping with me gives actually her a way deeper and more restful sleep and I would have to agree! I sleep better with her than I ever do by myself.

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26. I Hate When He Brings Work to Bed With Him

My SO is an anesthetist. He frequently dreams about work. Sometimes I woke up to him sitting straight in bed, staring at me. When I talked to him, he wouldn't answer. When I asked him in the morning, he remembered having watched if I was breathing or needed an intubation. This happened quite often when he just started working in his field. One time he woke me up by saying: “I know, we have it somewhere around here, this huge, wrought iron K.O.-…” I never got to know what he was talking about.

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27. Some Secrets Should Stay in their Shells

Once I had a nightmare and screamed, “Stopped killing turtles because you’re lonely and think it’s their fault!” I woke up immediately after I screamed it out loud, and my parents ran into the room like what happened, killing what turtles. It was a legit scary nightmare, I can’t remember super well but it was like a serial killer girl who had no friends, and was crying blood.

She later decided the turtles were doing it to her, and massacred a ton of turtles. Then, in the dream, she killed all the people she liked, put their bodies around a creepy dead tree, covered them in turtles, whispered, “Do you like me now?” Then she hung herself from the same tree while choking out, "I made sure all the turtles are dead.” No wonder I screamed.

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28. Sound Like Anyone on the Tenure Track

When my wife was writing her PhD thesis, I woke up one night at like 3 AM to her stroking the duvet and smiling. I asked her what she was doing. She said, "Shh, don't disturb my data. It's finally perfect," still smiling. I said, "Hon, that's not your data. That's the duvet." The smile drained from her face and she started sobbing uncontrollably.

For about five seconds, at which point she passed out mid-sob and was fast asleep again.

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29.  Only In His Wildest Dreams

Woke up one night because my boyfriend was talking in his sleep and I’m generally a light sleeper. I listen for a moment while he just talks gibberish, and then hear him say, “Yeah, Katie! That’s what I’m talkin’ about!” My name isn’t Katie. So being the moderately unstable woman I am, I sat on that one for a couple days and stewed silently.

Who is Katie? Why is he dreaming about Katie? What did she do in his dream that was so awesome? About a week later I’m at his work having a drink—he’s a bartender—when his coworker/our mutual friend walks up to him and asks if he wants to go out to her car and smoke a bowl. He says, “Yeah, Katie! That’s what I’m talking about!”

I forgot we both knew a Katie. Katie is a lesbian.

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30. Who Can Sleep When There’s Pokemon to Catch

My significant other speaks audibly and clearly—it’s complete gibberish but with perfect grammar and cadence. It’s the most bizarre thing ever, and he doesn’t ever remember nor can he reproduce it when conscious. However, one time he sat straight up and said, very sternly. “QUICKLY, WE MUST SECURE THE RAMPARTS. ALERT CHARIZARD AT ONCE,” and then passed out.

I was cackling so hard I woke him up.

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31. Caught in a Web of Deception

One night, he full-on screamed at me to turn the light on, because he had caught a spider in the bed. He was crouched over it and had his hands cupped around it. I turned on the light and he gave me the weirdest look then looked down at his hands planted firmly on the mattress. He lifted them really carefully one at a time and...no spider.

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32. A Stranger in Our Bed?

So, my girlfriend sometimes talks in her sleep. One day, I was having a nightmare about dead man in a soaked trench coat staring back at me in the corner of my room whilst I was sleeping. I woke up terrified, just to find my girlfriend sitting in bed, pointing to the exact spot the man was. She was murmuring: "There, over there.”

I literally got cold sweats and gained courage to mumble the words: "What is there?" She just replied, "Him" and laid down to go back to sleep. I freaked out and woke her up, and obviously she had no recollection of what she was dreaming. Took some time to sleep well again in that room.

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33. Who Needs Duolingo When You Have a Good Night’s Sleep?

My S.O. and I were both trying to sleep in a twin bed (do not recommend) and I had been worried he wouldn’t have his own pillow before I fell asleep. So, I half woke up in the night, and very reasonably asked him if he wanted a pillow. He looked at me with utter confusion, so I obligingly repeated my question. He told me he had no idea what I was saying.

I got frustrated and didn’t understand why he was being so obtuse, so I went back to sleep. In the morning, he asked what I had been angrily saying to him in German last night. I literally had no clue I was speaking it in my half-asleep state. Don’t think that was a fun night for him.

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34. Crossing the Oceans of Misunderstanding

It wasn't necessarily something he said, but what he did. I woke up in the middle of the night thirsty. I had a water bottle with just enough water in it to quench my thirst, so I didn't have to get out of bed, on the nightstand on his side of the bed. So, I woke him. "Baby?" “Hmm?” "Can you get me my water on the nightstand?" He continues to snore.

"Baby?" “Hmm?” "Can you please get me my water?" "Baby!" “What?” "Give me my darn water!" He reaches over grabs the water bottle. Opens it up. Drinks it. And hands me the empty water bottle. I asked him about it the next day. He said he didn't remember be asking he just remembered he suddenly had water in his hand and thought, "Hmm...I'm thirsty"

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35. Welcome to the Anima Farm of Her Dreams

She sits up, gently says, “It tastes like friction.” Makes the mouth movements as if tasting something. Then lays down. Another time, she jolts up and starts to bunch up all the blankets in her arms and yells, “The chickens are escaping!” She must have a thing for chickens, because another time, she starts crying in her sleep and says, “The chickens say I’m a caterpillar.”

Another time she starts frantically burying herself in the sheets and exclaims, “The jellyfish are going to get me.”

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36. Communicating With the Bees

My boyfriend put his hand on my arm and looked me dead in the eyes like he was going to say something very serious. I was a bit worried until he opened his mouth and said, "Babe, I want to ship in some Nuka-Cola Quantum!" Then he laid his head down and started snoring almost immediately. Another funny incident happened pretty recently.

My phone vibrates when I turn it off. That night, I turned it off and set it on the nightstand, which caused it to reverberate. He sat up and went, "Bzzz?" I told him that it was just my phone. He tried to contemplate that for a few seconds before going "Bzzz?" again. I said, "It's just my phone! Go to sleep!"

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37. Nightmares Aren’t Set in Stone

My boyfriend starts losing his mind before he actually falls asleep—usually while we’re still talking in bed, so I always know the moment when it happens, and he’s shifted into total half dream/half sleep madness. He always says the weirdest stuff while in this state, but one of my favorites was probably the time when he was very disturbed by the state of the parking garages in our country.

We had been talking normally about our day or something and then all of a sudden he goes, “I just don’t understand all the gray.” I said, “What the hell,” and he goes “I’m running up a parking garage and it’s so gray and it’s falling apart, like they all are around here, but they’re all the same color.” I said, “It’s probably just the concrete,” and he just cocks his head and goes “ahh,” with a pause and then came back to reality briefly like he always does and goes, “Wait a minute, no!! I’m not making any sense; I gotta go to bed, I love you, but goodnight.”

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38. Perchance to Dream…of Breakfast

When I was in high school, my girlfriend was sleeping near where a friend and I were playing video games. I think the name of the game was WarioWare; it was basically a fast-paced stream of unrelated mini-games. In one such mini game, my friend needed to catch a piece of toast as it was launched from a toaster. I shouted, "Grab the toast!"

Immediately, my girlfriend says in her sleep "I said ghost, not toast," in an incredibly condescending tone. I responded with, "Wait, what?" She replied, "I'm not open!" Again, I say, "Wait...what?" She then says, "By not open, I mean not awake, UGH," and drifts quietly back to sleep.

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39. An Unfriendly Reminder There’s Chores to Be Done

Oh god help me, my girlfriend is a super deep sleeper, which means she does some weird stuff when she’s passed out. Thankfully she usually doesn’t talk a ton, but since her nightmares don’t wake her up like they do most people, sleep screaming apparently happens (yeah, not fun). However, that doesn’t even begin to touch the creepiest thing she did in her sleep.

To set the scene, it’s about two in the morning, and my girlfriend and I had spent a busy afternoon doing house chores, so she was extra passed out. All a sudden, she starts doing this twitching and grumbling that means she’s having a nightmare, so I started trying to wake her up. As I’m starting to lean over, her eyes shoot open and suddenly. she’s sitting bolt upright.

My girlfriend leans over, and says in a low whisper: “Next morning, I need you to ask me if we did the laundry.” I get about halfway through explaining that we already did the housework when she raises a finger to her lips and hushes me sharply. She leaned in closer and broke into a whisper underscored by an unsettling sense of urgency: “No, listen, you have to be quiet. I need you to ask me if we did the dishes when we wake up.”

Confused, but now sufficiently freaked out, I nod to indicate agreement. She meets my eyes, looking somewhere between angry and scared mindless, before she replies, “When you ask, if I say we need to, it’s not me anymore. Run.” And with that she collapsed back onto her pillow and was out again in literally maybe two seconds.

I, on the other hand, didn’t sleep that night

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40. A Bug’s-Eye View

I come in to go to bed, lay down, and am about to turn the bedside lamp off. Cue him turning over, eyes still shut, obviously still asleep: “Don’t turn the light off.” I’m confused now: “Why?” He replied, “They need to see.” Now I’m freaking the heck out, wondering who is in our bedroom that I haven’t noticed. “Who needs to see?” “The bugs.”

“Why do the bugs need to see?” “To read.” This happened months ago, and I still haven’t let it go.

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41. Your Nightmare Becomes My Nightmare

My formidable husband woke up—or so I thought—wide-eyed some years after our wedding and looked at me and behind me and began screaming like a child and trying to cover his mouth while hyperventilating in the middle of the night. His face was twisted into pure terror and I was sure there was an ax murderer behind me.

As I jumped up and switched sides to get behind him, he just kept looking at me like there was a demon behind me. I screamed: "Jesus, Jeff, OMG what IS IT?" And he goes "Please don't talk...please don't talk" in this quiet little-boy voice. I reached out to him out of fear and he recoiled, saying, "Don't get any closer, omg, please don't get any closer.”

I said, "I'M YOUR WIFE, DON'T LEAVE ME ALONE WHAT IS IT?!?!" And then he literally started crying, I mean no tears, but all the crying noises, and he said, "You’re not my wife. My wife wouldn't have teeth like that, and her head wouldn't be backward." Freakiest. Night. Of. Life. He later woke up with no memory of the event, while I locked myself in the bathroom and called my mom.

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42. Better Walk the Talk if You Can’t Sleep the Sleep

I shared a room with my brother growing up. He had issues with sleep talking as well as sleepwalking, this was a regular thing for a few years that he has since grown out of. There was one time where he made it all the way outside to the middle of the street while yelling for my sister, who was sleeping in the next room over. But the scary things were fairly regular.

You see, he wouldn't just sleepwalk. Sometimes he would just sit up in his bed and stare at you, eyes wide open, while still completely asleep. Sometimes the stares would be accompanied with loud yelling of gibberish. Sometimes, he would scream bloody murder to the point that my mom would come rushing into the room to see if he was okay.

I’ll never forget the night I woke up with the feeling that someone was watching me. Lo and behold I look over and there’s my brother, just staring at me. Not speaking, just watching. I try to talk to him and get no response. Then he yells some gibberish at me and lays down in one motion. It was honestly like sharing the room with a possessed person.

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