There I was...knocked out cold when suddenly something landed on my face with a thud.
Yes..My younger sister's hand missile.
She's one active sleeper. By that I mean, she kicks, punches, rolls over and sometimes even deposits herself on top of me.
I have survived most of these occurences. Because...I have things keeping me busy.
I talk. I talk in my sleep. Not one or two sentences, I chit chat to myself, I laugh and conclude my self dialogues.
I have almost freaked out my sister, mom and yes, Suchitra dear in China, where we happened to share a room and in the middle of the night I let out my ghostly laugh. Suchi, being the light sleeper, went, "Excuse Me?". No response. I was busy talking you see. )o)
During teenage, my mom would tease me that she would get to know all my secrets through my sleep talk. But, soon I realized I only spoke gibberish. Phew... ;)
Kicking. This according to me is the MOST ANNOYING Sleep Habit out of all. More so, when you're the victim!
My sister used to kick. For that matter, any younger sibling of mine who has been put to sleep next to me eventually inherits the kicking genes overnight. E.g. this lil' sis has turned out to be a Bruce Lee descendent.
But, whenever God closes all the doors, he opens a window (As they say).
So, point to be noted is that, I sleep like a log. As my sister puts it, you could have the Mahabharat next to me, I wouldn't even change sides. Come light, come sound, my eyes don't even wrinkle. And the best part, I have successfully accomplished my record of sleepin at the drop of a hat. I have done it in a single seater bus, twin seats of aeroplane, taxi back seat, sofa, office chair ;), driver's seat (not while driving), even in a crowded-semi-shared-bus seat.
Now...How's that for a sleep habit. :D
I came across this adorable pic of lil' cousin of mine. Thankfully he doesn't kick, he only spins around the bed like a Minute Hand. :)