I had to share this experience with everyone! Last night Giselle and I went to be at a pretty normal time and I was probably asleep by 11:15 at the latest. I have been normally waking up at 8 the past few days and since I had goon to bed before midnight, I assumed that I would do the same today. Early this morning though something happened: I remember Giselle's alarm going off at 7 or so and I remember her waking up. I also remember feeling really tired and groggy and I could hear it in my voice as I said goodbye to her. This was around 7:30 or so. I fell back asleep and I remember thinking to myself as I was falling back asleep "Man, why am I so tired!" I felt like I was slowly being given a drug or poison that was knocking me out. Before I knew it, I was sound asleep again.
I would normally be awake without an alarm by 8 but today I was passed out till about 8:50 and I woke up to a strange sensation...I felt as though I had been drugged or poisoned. I couldn't open my eyes and I could hardly move my body. Everything was slightly tingly and I fell back asleep. I woke up again around 9:10 and I had these same feelings accompanied by an extremely dry mouth. I felt like my tongue was stuck to the roof of my mouth. I slowly rolled over and squinting I was able to see my watch and that's how I knew what time it was but I couldn't fully open my eyes and I started to get scared. I was awake enough to know that something was wrong but I was so tired that I couldn't sit up or open my eyes and my nose was so stuffed that all the breathing through my mouth had caused a dryness more severe than I had ever experienced.
As I slowly began to wake up and open my eyes, I had so many thoughts running through my head. I tried to remember if I had taken any kind of medicine the night before but I knew that I hadn't. I thought that maybe the food I ordered at "Sonic" was somehow poisoned. I was convinced that somehow I had been drugged with sleeping medicine even though I have never really experienced any of these things before, I felt like I could compare my current state to what I should be feeling in one of those states.
After a good 10 min of being awake and thinking of scenarios I had a thought come to my mind. I thought to myself: "Poor Nik, he wakes up with a dry mouth everyday." Ever since he broke his nose (combination of tile floor with water and soap = lot's of fun for 13 year old's Nik and Noah = sudden fall & Injury) he has struggled with breathing out of it and therefore breathes out of his mouth when he sleeps. While I was thinking of him, I remembered that he was scheduled to have an operation today to fix it. He was going to be completely under for the procedure and it dawned on me that I must have been feeling what he was going through. I hurried over to my phone and with my still groggy voice called my dad, who was with Nik. I was surprised to find out that Nik had just come out of the surgury about 30 min before and was still sound asleep while the doctors where waiting for him to slowly wake up from the anesthetics they gave him. That's when I realized why I was feeling what I felt. The timing was perfect for synchronizing my experience with his and while this is not the first time something like this has happened to me while something was happening to him it was probably the strongest!
I am happy to say that I feel completely normal now and I can once again breath out of my nose and I'm completely awake but I'm convinced we had one of those mysterious "twin moments" and I was able to experience a glimpse of what he was going through. Crazy story huh!!! I guess I shouldn't be too surprised given the fact that we are so close to each other and I have had experiences similar to this in the past but for a while there I was down right scared!
11 months ago