I woke up in the middle of the night and don't remember what i did.

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Hello

Today I woke up from a really bad nightmare and when I woke up I took my phone out of the night shelf and I saw that it had turn on flash light and other settings were changed. When I went to the other room to my mother, she told me that I called her at 4 am. When she picked up I wasn't saying anything and when she checked on me I was asleep.

Something like that has never happened o me before and I'm wondering how could I do that and not remember what happened. If something similar happened to any of you or you know any helpful articles I would love to get to know more about the subject.

Thanks for your help.

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    This sounds like some kind of parasomnia related to sleepwalking or night terrors. By the way, night terrors shouldn't be confused with sleep paralysis, as they arise from a different part of the sleep cycle.

    I imagine you're still quite young, so I don't think you should worry about this if it only happens occasionally. Most sleep walkers or night terror sufferers don't put themselves or anyone else in danger. It's probably something you'll grow out of (though I had my worst, and most elaborate, episodes around the menopause).

    If it carries on, or gets worse, you should ask to be referred to a sleep clinic for assessment.

    You might also look at your current stress levels, as these episodes are often triggered by anxiety, whether it's perceived or not. Frankly, given the current global stress levels, I'm a bit surprised we aren't all running around doing odd things in our sleep!

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