10 Insanely Weird Things People Do In Their Sleep

10. “ZZZ-Mailing”

Researchers from the University of Toledo say a woman rose from a slow-wave sleep. With little consciousness, she logged into her computer, emailing party invitations to friends. They call it “ZZZ-mailing,” and it’s the only case reported of its kind. The woman fell asleep around 10 p.m. Two hours later, she composed a total of three emails. One read, “Come tomorrow and sort this hell hole out. Dinner and drinks, 4 p.m. Bring wine and caviar only.” Another email said, “What the…”.
10. “ZZZ-Mailing”

9. Jumping Out Of Windows

Sufferers of “REM sleep behavior disorder” often act out their dreams. Living a dream is often seen as a good thing, but in this case it is not. Once in 2007, a sleeping teenager sleep-walked out of a four-story window and fell about 30 feet to the ground. He didn’t notice his fall and continued sleeping on the sidewalk. The boy had not taken any drugs or alcohol.
9. Jumping Out Of Windows

8. Real-Life Sleeping Beauties

Victims of Kleine Levin Syndrome are often dubbed “real-life sleeping beauties.” Its victims are literally sleeping their lives away. When they wake, they try to gradually return to normal. It often isn’t an easy road. Bouts of sleep can last a couple of days or up to eight months! It’s often a lot of confusion, described as one endless dream. In the rare moments they are awake, behavior becomes uninhibited. They sing show-tunes. Cry about nothing. Eat excessively. And regress into child-like states.
8. Real-Life Sleeping Beauties

7. Sleep Driving

Ambien is a popular prescription sleeping pill. It’s also showing up in a greater number of traffic arrests. Users on Ambien can do bizarre things. Drivers on Ambien tend to stand out from other under-the-influence motorists, especially if Ambien was over-dosed or abused. “These cases are just extremely bizarre, with extreme impairment,” according to Laura J. Liddicoat, a forensic toxicologist.
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6. Ondine’s Curse

Seventeen-year-old Liam Derbyshire has Ondine’s Curse. It only happens to 1 in 30 million people. Ondine’s Curse is a disorder in which a person stops breathing when they fall asleep. If they fall asleep, they may die within one hour. In 2006, there were only about 200 cases known worldwide. Patients need a tracheostomy, which means doctors stick a tube in the neck to help breathing. Patients also spend a lifetime near mechanical ventilation to survive. Whenever they do fall asleep, a machine plugs into the tubes to assure breathing. Liam’s parents must make sure he doesn’t get tired or nod off for a nap. And when they go for a drive, his parents must constantly watch him, while also watching the road, making sure he stays awake. Ondine’s Curse is so rare, many physicians have never seen a case of it, and may miss the diagnosis.
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5. Sexsomnia

Sexsomnia is a sleep disorder where people have sex in their sleep. Sexsomnia occurs many of the times to people with a history of sleep disorders. Eight per cent of patients seeking treatment for sleep disorders report Sexsomnia. It affects only about 1.5 per cent of the general population. Most cases involved men. Like sleep-walking, many times a person won’t remember what they did the night before. “The ordinary inhibitions that confine them to a routine pattern of sexual behavior when they are awake aren’t there. So they’re more adventurous and will do partner-pleasing stuff they don’t ordinarily do,” according to Michael Mangan, PhD.
5. Sexsomnia

4. Climbing Great Heights

Someone saw a silhouette curled up on the counterweight of a crane. Onlookers thought it was someone attempting suicide. The person was high up above ground and it was 2 a.m. Turns out, it was a girl asleep on top of a narrow metal beam crane. She likely walked out of her home unnoticed. The security guard did not see her. And she managed to sleep-climb 130 feet to the top of the crane. The entire time she was completely unaware that she was in a dangerous predicament – and on the brink of death. A fireman climbed up but could not wake her up. Waking her could cause her to panic and fall to her death. It took two hours to rescue her. Rescuers brought her down by hydraulic lift and she suffered no injuries. Upon her rescue, her parents said that she was a frequent sleep-walker.
4. Climbing Great Heights

3. Night Terrors

Night terrors are exactly what they sound like. While nightmares are common, night terrors only occur in 1 to 6 per cent of children and less than 1 per cent of adults. They occur during the first hours of stage three-four non-rapid eye movement sleep. Night terrors usually begin in early childhood and dissipate during adolescence. Episodes can occur in intervals of days or weeks, occurring over consecutive nights and many times in one night.
3. Night Terrors

2. Murder

On record, there were 68 cases of homicidal sleep-walking up to the year 2005. In the wee hours of the morning, on May 23, 1987, Kenneth Parks got up from his bed. He then sleep-drove 14 miles to his in-law’s home and broke in. While there, he strangled his father-in-law until he passed out. Then he struck his mother-in-law with a tire iron, before murdering her with a kitchen knife. Amazingly, he then sleep-drove to the police station. Covered in blood and panicking. The tendons on his hands were all severed in half from the kitchen knife. But he did not show signs of pain. Parks’ EEG readings were irregular even for a parasomniac. No one can fake those types of EEG results, and he felt no pain in his hands. The court concluded he was sleep-walking during the entire incident.
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1. Create Masterpiece Works of Art

Lee Hadwin has been a sleep-walker since childhood. So it’s not surprising that he has a parasomniatic double-life. He started doing simple drawings in his sleep at the age of 4-years old. It wasn’t until he reached his teens when the drawings became more intricate. They call him “Kipasso,” and he says he feels like he’s in a strange place, saying he has no real interest in art or drawing while he’s awake. And he can’t remember anything he does while asleep.
1. Create Masterpiece Works of Art