Don’t discriminate against Sleep Talking!

Super Genius is always giving me grief over my nightly sleeping habits. He finds joy in heckling me or something! I don’t see what the big deal is! Seriously, is it humorous that I would kick him, sit straight up in bed and scream “BECAUSE I SAID SO” at him? Is that really so funny? No I don’t think so.

Is it even worth the effort for him to tell the kids, my parents, our friends who stop by to visit or my teenage son’s friends at the dinner table that one night I sweetly whispered “Hun, hun, HUN” until he asked me what was wrong and I said “The raccoons are wearing clown masks!” What’s wrong with that? Isn’t that what normal people do in their sleep? (In my defense I had been sleeping on the floor next to my sick daughter for almost a week and we had just watched The Dark Night the day before)

Why would he find reason to laugh when he tells me it’s time to get up one morning and I tell him to “put the stickers on the frozen ones!”. he calls our son in and says put the stickers where and I inform him to “yes, on the frozen ones!”

I think I should be allowed to giggle uncontrollably in my sleep without being judged or ridiculed! I believe in the right to carry on imaginary conversations with whatever is in my head at night. I think it’s only fair and just that I roll up in MY half of the blankets like a taco to protect my share of the warmth and keep my toes safe from under-the-bed-monsters-or-spiders! It’s not my fault my feet are as cold as Antartica when I crawl under the covers at 1 am after blog hopping for hours and need to heat them up by sucking the warmth from his toasty toes. Who’s with me? Who will raise their hand high and proclaim themselves free from sleep discrimination!


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  1. 1
    crochet lady says

    I'm with you! When I am really tired I often talk in my sleep and even woke myself up laughing a time or two.

  2. 2

    ROFL! I'll stand with you, but I'll be laughing too. :)

  3. 3

    I still haven't lived down announcing I was Peter Pan and I could fly in my sleep when I was little! Lol, so I understand!

  4. 4
    GrammyMouse says

    Me, me!! I have been a sleep talker (& walker , not for a long time tho) since I was little. I can wake myself up some times I talk so much! LOL. Hubby says I can get pretty riled up too… he claims I used to "beat" him in both our sleep (okay…) as he would get mysteriousness bruises on his ribs… one way to get back at him I guess (LOL)

    Faythe @GMT

  5. 5

    LOL Faythe! That is funny! I have been known to "beat" my hubs in my sleep as well but he can't prove anything right! lol

    Stacie that is a good one! You can be anything in your dreams :)

    Oh Petula, you are no help at all! lol :)

    Jen, I think that being over tired just might have something to do with the crazier sleep incidents!

  6. 6

    I'm totally with you on this one! Thankfully my hubby and kids are somewhat understanding of it, other than the occasional laughs. I've punched my husband because I dreamed I was in a fight with my brother. I've giggled and said aloud "that's the ugliest shirt I've ever seen". I've called my son Brenda. You never know what I will say or do in my sleep!

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