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A name for a post-sleeping phenomenon

  1. Sep 23, 2008 #1
    I am not sure if there is any name for this effect but I will describe it and maybe you can tell me.

    I am normally a quiet person. Not very much a chit chatter. But the couple of times I have taken a nap on the living room couch in the middle of the day, I get woken up about 15-20 mins in to it by the sound of family talking near me. I feel fully energized and then I immediately chime in about whatever they are talking about and I am talking faster than I normally do and my thoughts filled with so much that there is not enough time to tell it all. Then after a bit, my brain dies down again and I return to my calm, quiet self. It did feel kind of euphoric. I am curious if this can mean anything.???
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  3. Sep 23, 2008 #2


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    I don't know of a name for this. But I've seen it before.

    My daughter is usually quite introverted, quiet, and contemplative. She's been this way since she was a baby.

    But when she gets really tired, she gets totally goofy. Giggly, silly, hyperactive...as a toddler, she was nearly impossible to dress into pajamas once she got this tired.

    I'm sure this happens in a lot of people.

    So I've seen it in her, but not when she gets up - just when she's going to bed, when she gets overly tired.
  4. Sep 23, 2008 #3
    How old are you, makethings? And for that matter how old is your daughter Lisa? Has she changed at all since she was young in respect to this "phenomena"
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    She's 16 now. This was much more of a problem when she was about 3 or 4. I still see it now from time to time, though, but not nearly as often. And now she can control herself...she never gets out of control like she used to.

    When she was little, it was annoying...but kind of cute, too!
  6. Sep 23, 2008 #5
    lol...16 eh? Ha ha, momentary visions of second generation pfers came across my mind...briefly...I am a 16 year old male after all...
  7. Sep 24, 2008 #6
    I'm 21, if that makes a difference... anyone?
  8. Sep 24, 2008 #7
    I'm still trying to figure out why lisab would be struggling to get pajamas on a 16 year old.
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    Mean anything? Probably not ... your brain probably did not taken into account the fact that you went to sleep and when you actually woke up ... it is as if you never went to sleep.

    Weren't these people who were striking up the conversation scared by " your " apparently sudden awakening and manic eagerness to join in? If not , then your conjuring up of this phenomenon is probably your imagination ... or slowness of your imagination to catch up to what really happened in reality.
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