This has happened to me a couple of times, but the most memorable time was when I was home alone and I was taking a nap. I heard my mom call my name (through a closed door) and I was like "What?" I get up and I'm calling "Mom? Mom?" and no one answers and, so I go upstairs to my parents bedroom and no one is there. I look outside and then I see my parents pull up in their van. Of course this sort of freaked me out a bit.

A lot of things that happen to me usually happen to me when I'm asleep, or I'm just waking up. I've been told that this is just because of the fact that I was asleep or I was waking up, but I don't believe this at all. I'm a very light sleeper and any little thing can wake me up. It's an annoying problem. My husband sleeps like a rock and nothing wakes him up.

I'm not sure what this is, I find it interesting. My mom has had this happen to her, but she heard my nephew's voice calling her name. I was just wondering if anyone else had this experience as well.

Not really sure what to tag this since I don't know what causes it.

asked 07 Nov '12, 21:43

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edited 08 Nov '12, 03:44

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Barry Allen ♦♦

Halcyon, sadly I have no answers for you, but I wanted to let you know that you are not alone in this. This has been happening to me nearly all of my life. Sometimes it is the voice of my deceased mother, or of my husband, and a couple of times it has been the voice of my neighbor! Always, it happens when I am on the verge of sleep, already in the light stages of sleep, or when just starting to awaken. I once heard that there was an explantion for it, but can't remember how to go about researching that. I will be interested to read what others have to say about this. Best wishes!


answered 08 Nov '12, 14:41

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LeeAnn 1

Thank you, knowing of others' experiences helps too. :)

(08 Nov '12, 15:23) Halcyon
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