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have you ever heard a boor bell or phone ring when you are asleep?

strakerstraker Posts: 1,829
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:26 AM in Sleep Problems
hi all
this is a weired one ..the other night i was on my recliner {nothing unusual there i hear you say!}it was about 3am ..and my wife came down the stairs and said to me did you here the door bell {we have the ding dong type} i was awake and watching TV she had been woken by the phantom door bell.she would not believe me that she had dreamt it..anyway tonight at 2 am ish i was woken by the phone ring ring only our phone has a modern tyre of ring! i did 1471 or *69 i think the USA is and nothing for hours the last phone call was received at around 4 pm the day before.
i have had the phantom door bell .during the day ..as i am prone to cat naps in my chair ..i know that it is not pain related but as i am a regular on this web site .i wondered have any of my friends had a similar experience???


  • maybe your house is haunted =)) Just kidding, I certainly hope it's not. I've thought I heard a phone ring or door knock while I was napping. Maybe it was something on the tv if you had the tv on.
  • Perhaps you're hearing the person next door bell. I hear noise sometimes but know it's the folks across the way have a garage close to us. I moved away from my new townhouse condo because I could hear the guys downstairs slamming their doors. I also heard the neighbours music beside us. I'm so glad to live in a detached house now. But if the window is open sometimes I hear the neighbours next door. I heard strange bangs last night against the roof so I went and slept on the couch. I'm more afraid of someone breaking in as opposed to a unknown noise, creaks I hear sometimes in this old house. Maybe it's the next door neighbor or the tv? I know hearing a car door slam I could swear my husband was here and it was an echo from across the street. I guess others have the same things happen to them? It would be interesting to hear from others. Charry
    DDD of lumbar spine with sciatica to left hip,leg and foot. L4-L5 posterior disc bulge with prominent facets, L5-S1 prominent facets with a posterior osteocartilaginous bar. Mild bilateral foraminal narrowing c-spine c4-c7 RN
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  • Hi Straker,
    Haven't experienced it like that. But you have me thinking about an incident.
    One morning, I woke up in response to a ringing. Apparently I was still half asleep and couldn't figure out what the ringing was. I answered the phone, no one there. Realized it must be the door bell. No one at the door. Answered the phone again. Finally went back to bed. The ringing wouldn't stop. Kept me from sleeping. Took me 10 minutes to figure out it was the alarm clock!!

    As far as phantom ringing - I used to hear a cash register late at night, while I was still awake. It was the register from my job (back in college), except I wasn't at work. I was home getting ready to fall asleep. Also happened once as a kid, beeping from an electronic game. But the beep was in my head and the game was powered off in another other room.

    The brain does strange thing sometimes . . .
  • i looked it up last night on google ..and its is supposed to mean {if you believe in this sort of thing}a sign that a ghost is trying to contact you!!!.
  • I'm scared. I'm glad you guys are awake with me. lol
    =)) I think it means that you're wondering if someone is coming over to visit you since you've been feeling under the weather so to speak.
    DDD of lumbar spine with sciatica to left hip,leg and foot. L4-L5 posterior disc bulge with prominent facets, L5-S1 prominent facets with a posterior osteocartilaginous bar. Mild bilateral foraminal narrowing c-spine c4-c7 RN
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  • last night ..about 3 am {i am downstairs on my recliner } then ding ..dong..i thought ..dont bother ..then again ..ding dong ..{to me it was within 30 seconds between rings } it was more like 3 hours as the last ding ..dong was at about 6 am! .strange dont you think?
  • Rather early on in my pain saga, my dr put me on hydrocodone. I took it for the first time on a Saturday night.

    I woke up at about 5am on Sunday morning because I was positive I heard the doorbell ring. I stayed in bed for a few minutes wondering if I really heard it or not and then started getting really paranoid.

    I convinced myself that it was someone planning to break in. Why would a thief ring a bell before breaking into a house at 5am? The answer is, they wouldn't.

    I spent about 20 minutes in bed freaking out. I didn't want to wake my husband up if I was just imagining things. My ultra paranoid side was arguing with my normal, rational side. Thankfully, the rational side won and I finally got out of bed and went into the kitchen for some water.

    I was feeling very silly about imagining things and headed back through the living room to my bedroom when I saw the motion activated light outside the living room window go off. It went off, meaning that the light had been on while I was in the kitchen getting my water.

    So the fact that it turned off convinced me that I had been right in thinking that there was someone outside my house, and that someone had come around to the side of the house, activated the light, got scared and went away.

    This made me freak out all over again, so I went around making sure all the windows and doors were locked, I brought my phone into the bedroom with me in case anything else happened and after about an hour I fell back to sleep.

    When my husband and I got up a few hours later I told him what happened. He very gently told me that he hadn't actually wired those lights yet. They were mounted, but not plugged into anything. I saw a light that could not possibly have been there.

    So the moral of my very long short story is that sometimes pain meds make you paranoid and/or hallucinate. I didn't take anymore hydrocodone and haven't heard any phantom bells since. I asked my doctor to switch me to something else, and when I told him why he said "yeah, that happens sometimes..."
  • i have had the phantom doorbell, knock, and even hearing someone say my name. it is crazy. i wake up because i think i hear one of these items and then it was completely imagined.
  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 11,347
    Oh, I can write a book about the different sounds I have heard at night or when I am resting/asleep in one of my recliners.
    There have been times when I wanted to get up to answer the door, but in reality I knew there was no one there. Or hhe times I would jump up to answr a pohne I heard, yet it wasnt ringing

    Straker, I know that oour medications and things would add to this situation, but is it the duration of the time we spent in pain? Pain can do many things, it can tear a strong person down to a child.

    Or is this happening because we are just getting old???
    Well for me, its easy, I can blame things like this on my medication or my age....
    Ron DiLauro Veritas-Health Forums Manager
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences
    You can email me at: rdilauro@veritashealth.com
  • Well, straker, what you said about a "ghost" trying to contact you? We're pretty sure that my dad tried to contact us after he passed (I was 18)... The phone would always ring, the answering machine would turn on, even if unplugged, the tv would go all fuzzy, or come on when turned off. So we told him one day that we were all okay and everything was fine. Oddly, those things never happened again, after repeatedly happening for over a year!! Was that really why, we'll never know, but it sure is nice to think so!! (and, no, none of us were on any meds at the time, nor suffered from pain). We lived in a farmhouse that was over 200 years old and was an old inn and tavern (my mom still lives there) so we had a ton of unexplained noises and other things happen, like incessant knocking at the door (no doorbells back then, lol) but no one there. My mom still does every once in a while, but my step dad never has experienced anything. So maybe it's a congenital thing, and my family is all a little naturally loopy!!! :))(
    APROUD CANADIANveteranButNOTa doctor, my thoughts are my own
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