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Phone and Sleep

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I’ve discovered that I have an uncanny ability to answer my phone while I am asleep. I think the first time I did it was about a year ago, and within a week, I think I did it three or four more times. It hadn’t happened in a while, then today I was taking a nap on my couch, and next thing I knew, I was on the phone.

A friend of mine had called to see if I wanted to play tennis. I don’t own a racket, so I accurately told her that and she kept talking for a little while. I think I was able to carry on a somewhat normal conversation. Later on, I got to thinking and realized that I didn’t remember answering the phone. So about an hour after she had called me (I usually take an hour to fully wake up), I called her back to fill her in on how I answered the phone. She agreed that I was probably asleep at the time because of how I sounded. The other times it happened, I also called the people back and they all agreed on the same thing.

So far, it hasn’t gotten me in trouble, but I imagine it could lead to something bad if it was an emergency call or something. I have no idea how long I talk before I wake up in these conversations. I think I developed the skill when I was in high school. My Mom would attempt to wake me up before school and I eventually got to where I could convince her I was awake, only to find out later on that I didn’t remember our conversations at all because I was really asleep. Apparently I can be pretty convincing when I’m asleep. I think I like having that skill.

Until it gets me in trouble, I’ll gladly multitask while I’m asleep!

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