In your experience as a nurse, is it possible for someone who is half-awake to somnambulate...and retain no memory of the event? It's possible that I did this Sunday morning and performed a quite complex task while doing so.
I would have thought the sheer movement would have woken me, especially since I wasn't totally asleep, but... It seems to be the only explanation here.
Long story, short - my boyfriend called me Sunday morning and wanted to know what I needed. He'd been outside, but his cell phone showed a call from me from several minutes earlier. The problem is that I'd just gotten up after lying in bed half-awake for about fifteen minutes.
Oddly enough - and this makes me believe I did
sleepwalk - I'd been lying there considering calling him because he was coming over, but I thought I'd overslept.
This is really giving me the creeps. I don't have a history of sleep disorder, but it makes me wonder. I mean, if I possibly do this while half-asleep, what might I do dead to the world?
Aug 27, '02
I know you haven't expressed any history of this, but it is possible to sleep walk and do complex actvities totally unconscious. Complex Partial seizures can manifest themselves as sleep walking. What was on your mind obviously was carried out, and that also made me think Complex Partial. The losing time made me think of that as did the fact that you were in the process of waking up. Seizures frequently occur while falling asleep, just upon waking. or during sleep. If you were totally unaware of any of the activity, just keep this in mind in case unusual events should occur again that you question. There is a total loss of consciousness with Complex Partial seizures even though the person may appear wide awake and even walking around. There would be no memory of the event. TweetyRN
Last edit by Barinbass on Aug 27, '02