25 Bizarre Things People Have Done While Sleepwalking

Have you ever wondered what some people do while sleepwalking? Well, get ready for some creepy sleepwalking stories. Also called somnambulism, sleepwalking occurs when a person gets out of bed while they’re still asleep. According to the Standford University School of Medicine, an estimated 8.4 million people are prone to sleepwalking. While most might get up, walk around, and go back to bed without knowing it, others have had even crazier sleepwalking stories. From eating to shopping to more extreme things like robbery and murder, you might have a hard time believing what some of these sleepwalkers have done! Here are 25 Bizarre Things People Have Done While Sleepwalking.

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Super Strength

headboardSource: https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/7bceqq/sleepwalkers_of_reddit_what_is_the_strangest/dpgvzb8/

One Redditor claimed when they sleepwalk they usually make a sandwich, put it on the floor, and go back to bed. However, on one rare occasion, they ripped off the headboard firmly secured to their wall with their bare hands and severely injured their wrist.



woman writingSource: https://boingboing.net/2009/02/18/emailing-while-aslee.html

While sleepwalking, a 44-year-old logged on to her computer and started e-mailing party invitations. Understandably, the e-mails were bizarre and had poor grammar and spelling. One read: “Come tomorrow and sort this hell hole out. Dinner and drinks, 4.pm. Bring wine and caviar only.”


Sleep Eating

eatingSource: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/stanford-center-for-sleep-sciences-and-medicine/sleep-eating_b_3705466.html

After her divorce, a 51-year-old woman named Mary would eat in her sleep five times a week for a decade. Every morning, she’d wake up to find wrappers, peach pits, and empty plastic containers. She once woke up to find she’d eaten an entire bottle of ketchup and would get in frequent trouble with her roommate because she’d steal her food at night.



fridgeSource: https://www.reddit.com/user/Emulocks

One Redditor claimed that she rearranged, cleaned, and sorted her best friend’s fridge all so that she could put a 25lb bag of dog food inside it.


Night Nurse

nurseSource: https://www.nytimes.com/2006/03/08/business/08ambien.html

In 2003, a nurse in Denver took an Ambien and went to bed. While sleepwalking, she drove her car wearing only a thin nightshirt in 20-degree weather. Then, she got in a fender bender and urinated in the middle of the intersection. When police arrived on the scene, she grew increasingly violent with them. Afterward, she said she had no memory of the event, but pled guilty for careless driving.

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