I woke up over the weekend and thought, “I should Google ‘body falling asleep before the brain’.”
I had a good reason. I swear it happens to me!
I was lying in bed the night before and my brain was churning away and then I heard a sound.
Brain: Is that us snoring?
Body: *deep breathing*
Brain: Shit, am I asleep? I don’t feel like I’m asleep. How can I be thinking this if I’m asleep?
Body: She’s onto us! Wake up!
Brain: That was effed up.
I swear to you, my body was trying to go to sleep before my brain was even ready! Can that happen?
I Googled and found stuff about sleep paralysis, but I don’t know if that’s it. AND people who have sleep paralysis report feeling like they’re choking or that there’s an evil presence in the room with them or aliens! So, I’m pretty sure I don’t want that.
There’s also something called Hypnagogia which is the transition from being awake to being asleep. If your mind remains aware while this is happening … somehow … science … then you might notice that you can’t move or speak.
My experience wasn’t that creepy. I didn’t feel demony or paralyzed. Just a bit offended that my body was so bored with me that it drifted off to sleep.
It’s happened to me before. I normally notice my breathing has changed and then once I notice, it goes back to awake breathing.
I think if I play this right I could be on my way to having out-of-body experiences and I think that could totally kick ass!