Weirdly Interesting

12 Strange Sleep Phenomena And Why They Occur

Sleep is a realm of mysterious occurrences, many of which are still unexplained. Weird things that happen when you sleep can run the gamut from scary to funny to just plain bizarre. When nighttime fears give way to recurring dreams and evil jinns (or scary night hags) who sit on your chest throughout the night, you know you’re in for a wild ride.

Were you aware of the fact that some sleep behaviors shed light on daytime habits like smoking and anxiety? Did you know that a vast portion of the general population talks in their sleep? Do you ever wake up kicking, urinating, or feeling like you just got punched in the face? If so, the good news is that you’re not alone. The bad news is that we’re all alone once REM sleep sets in. To make matters that much worse, most of us are paralyzed in sleep.

Some things that happen at night have strange scientific or spooky paranormal explanations. Here’s a look at dreamland from a scientific perspective with weird sleep facts that are guaranteed to keep you up at night.