Falling asleep... with arms in the air

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24 May 2012, 9:05 pm

For some reason I just started thinking about why I used to do this as a kid. Until now, I never thought anything of it.

What I would do was lie down then extend either one or both arms straight up in the air, wrists limp. I would fall asleep that way sometimes, even to the point of waking up hours later with them STILL in the air.

This was a phase that happened on and off for a period of a couple of years. I remember how relaxed my arms felt even while I had this shooting straight towards the ceiling with no wavering.

Has anyone else done anything like this in the past?



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24 May 2012, 10:23 pm

I do that too (except I've never fell asleep doing it). It feels very relaxing. My brother thinks it does too. My mom thinks thats weird, but it feels so comfortable. I did it when I was younger, and still do it now. I don't know why it feels so good, but I know what you're talking about.



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24 May 2012, 11:57 pm

I dont do this but I think that it sounds like quite the talent, when I wake from sleep I usually find that I have spun around and my head is where my feet should be and vice versa.


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25 May 2012, 12:08 am

I've done this a few times in my life but it's rare and I do it when I'm relaxing, laying down and watching TV or something.



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25 May 2012, 12:42 am

No there is no way I could sleep with my arms like that.



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25 May 2012, 2:24 pm

I lie down with my arms in the air periodically, but I've never fallen asleep like this. I'll lie in bed and stare at my hands.



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25 May 2012, 2:47 pm

My arms are usually above my head, but not in the air.


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25 May 2012, 9:53 pm

I also did that as a small child. :)


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23 Nov 2012, 10:58 pm

My dad used to fall asleep on the couch like this... I am an aspie. My dad also shared some traits.



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23 Nov 2012, 11:03 pm

Your arms didn't fall down when you fell asleep? I don't think that I could do that, have my limbs in the air and not have them fall down when I fell asleep and was no longer holding them up.



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24 Nov 2012, 8:08 am

I sometimes put my arms straight up over my head while sitting watching TV. I don't know why. If you get them perfectly balanced it requires no thought at all.


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