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Insufficient sleep paralysis 
19th-Dec-2007 07:44 pm
Me: brain MRI
So I had a dream last night, in which I was having dinner at a table with a few people, and there was a big stinging insect that was bugging us. (It was the shape of a wasp, but about twice as big, and it had the yellow-and-black colouring of a bumblebee.) Anyway, it landed on a couple of our plates, and then it landed on my cheek, and I could feel it tickling. I decided that my best bet was to try to squash it really quickly, so it wouldn’t have a chance to sting me, and that’s what I did. In real life, waking myself up. And since I was wearing my CPAP mask, I smashed the hard plastic into my cheek. And either the jerk of me hitting myself or the noise I made woke plumtreeblossom up. (We both fell uneventfully right back asleep.)

It didn’t hurt that much at the time, and hasn’t hurt at all since, and I would have completely forgotten except that I just saw myself in a mirror and wondered what that little mark on my face was.
20th-Dec-2007 05:04 am (UTC)
I'm sorry! Although, I have to admit that I'll take overly-active sleep over sleep paralysis any day. I hate waking up and not being able to move.

...at least you know you have good survival instincts even while asleep, though. :)
20th-Dec-2007 02:30 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry!
Oh, thanks, but it wasn’t really annoying — I just posted it because I thought it was amusing.
...at least you know you have good survival instincts even while asleep, though. :)
Well, I have survival instincts, anyway. I’m not sure I’d call them good. :-) One presumes that giant dream-wasps have evolved good defenses against getting squashed, ’cause they sure haven’t evolved camouflage.
20th-Dec-2007 02:06 pm (UTC)
Yep, I saw the slight bruising from that. Darn dream-bugs. I need to invent dream-RAID. :-)

Love you!
20th-Dec-2007 02:34 pm (UTC)
Ooh, you have the perfect userpic! *Hugs and love.*
20th-Dec-2007 11:37 pm (UTC) - insect
Have you been watching the Discovery Channel
stories about the giant Japanese hornets? :-)
Sounds kinda like the dream.
But I'm glad your reactions are good, even when asleep.

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