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We always worry about sleep walkers hurting us, but what about those hurting them?
The woman, believed to be a child carer, suffers from the sleep disorder somnambulism and has sleepwalked at night before.
Having issues sleeping? Having nightmares? Too many moist dreams? There’s an app for that!
Dream:ON was designed by Richard Wiseman, a professor at the University of Hertfordshire in Britain, who said it may be possible to influence dreams by monitoring people’s sleep patterns to discern when they go into REM sleep (when dreaming happens), and then play soundscapes designed to create a desired dream.
To use the Dream:ON app, you would select from one of several prerecorded soundcapes such as a peaceful garden (the gentle twittering of birds) or ocean (waves lapping at the shore).
Then you would place the phone on your bed, where it will monitor your movements as you sleep — and present you a chart of how much you move around in your sleep in the morning. The soundscape will not start playing until the phone has determined that you are in REM sleep.
Sleepwalking is really an issue that’s not attended to much in today’s insurance systems. Some people do it naturally, some people use ambien and some people do it because they have repressed memories of school bullies chasing them so they run in circles in the living room until my aunt comes and beats me to unconsciousness with a fire poker. This man in a special case, claims he was sleep walking when he raped a woman.
Zack Thompson, 20, had argued he was not in control of his actions while raping the teenager in a Portuguese holiday resort in 2009, and claimed to have no memory of what happened. It is the first time the sleepwalking defence has ever been successfully challenged in England, and only the second ever in Britain.