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Oh Boy........how do you instantly react when your asleep ?

This is a discussion on Oh Boy........how do you instantly react when your asleep ? within the Carry & Defensive Scenarios forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by retsupt99 Other than a canine 'early warning' system, I do not see how I could awake suddenly and be ready for instant ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    Other than a canine 'early warning' system, I do not see how I could awake suddenly and be ready for instant action...my body just doesn't work that way.

    I feel this way too SOMETIMES, but every now and then, I wake up and I'm extremely awake, and attentive.

    Maybe it has something to do with stress, the amt. of sleep received in recent nights??


    IDK???

    I guess thats part of life.

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    I certainly wake differently depending on what wakes me.
    Affirmative on that. When I had a "bump in the night" earlier this year, I was pretty much instantly awake and grabbing light and weapon. Normally, I'm a heavy sleeper, so I think that adrenaline surge can really get you moving faster than you'd expect.

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    I wake up differently, depending on the reason. I think it's my old military training and experiences drilled into me. I'll sleep through car alarms, but awake immediately in code red if the door knob rattles. When my kids were growing up, they knew to yell out that they were home the minute they opened the door. Now if a helicopter flies over close...
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    I was sound asleep... my apartment was broken into. Door kicked in, wood flew all over the living room. I only awoke when he shined a flashlight in my face. It was the local police responding to an emergency, only wrong apartment. Yes, they replaced the door.
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    Ehhh, its easy. I do it for a living.... Except I'm not clearing houses. 24 hours shifts are a blessing in disguise. If the day truly comes around, your "Fight or Flight" response will kick in and help you out dramatically. There's nothing like waking up from a dead sleep and having your heart rate go from 50 to 110. Mmmmm +Chronotropy and +Inotropy.
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    I sleep lightly and usually no more than two hours at a time without waking up, due to things that I won't go into. Any time I wake, for whatever reason, I am ready to go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by schwaa View Post
    Ehhh, its easy. I do it for a living.... Except I'm not clearing houses. 24 hours shifts are a blessing in disguise. If the day truly comes around, your "Fight or Flight" response will kick in and help you out dramatically. There's nothing like waking up from a dead sleep and having your heart rate go from 50 to 110. Mmmmm +Chronotropy and +Inotropy.
    Amen brother! It's truly amazing how quickly we can go from sleep to driving 80 MPH.
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    I certainly wake differently depending on what wakes me. I think we all have wake differently when we perceive that an actual threat has awoken us.
    I agree.

    I wake differently if something "bad" wakes me up than if something normal wakes me up. Even before my conscious brain is functioning my "gut instinct" is still taking in information.

    I've woken up at night due to the neighbor's dog "barking for too long" and I couldn't really tell you how long he was barking, I just knew when I woke up that it was "not normal barking, he has been barking too long" - I'm sure my subconscious had been paying attention even before I woke up. I woke up very alert, and soon discovered (through the window) two guys with flashlights in the alleyway behind my property - and called the police from my bed.
    Dogs bark all the time, almost all of my neighbors have one, so I can usually use the severity and length of the barking to determine whether or not there is really a "threat" -- apparently even when I'm asleep. If the dogs bark for too long, it's because whatever is out there hasn't gone away, and at 4:30am, that is a bad sign.
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    dog goes off, adrenaline flows, your instantly awake, I know, it happened to me, luckily it was a false alarm, but it showed me how quick I could be up and mobile. Now getting back to sleep afterwards on the other hand........................not so fun
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    Thank you glockman. Too many people talk about protecting stuff and some could die doing so--was it really worth it? Even if it is not locked up and is in the other rooms, if it is good stuff it is insured up the kazoo. As far as I am concerned all the good stuff is in my locked bedroom and, as you said, I'll wait for them to try and get it; and, as far as I am concerned, I will make sure they get it all right.

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    I'm still young enough where I can go from Sleep to getting dressed and ready in 3 seconds flat.....I think that may have come from a boot camp I attended one summer in high school. waking up to yelling or music....getting those shoes and PTs on and being ready ASAP
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    Quote Originally Posted by ctsketch View Post
    I'm still young enough where I can go from Sleep to getting dressed and ready in 3 seconds flat.....I think that may have come from a boot camp I attended one summer in high school. waking up to yelling or music....getting those shoes and PTs on and being ready ASAP
    If I hear a sound that does not belong in the middle of the night, I am not worried about getting dressed. Besides, naked provides an element of surprise for a potential BG.
    Me naked, in an Israeli point-shoot stance… If the BG survives, he is going to need therapy to get that image out of his head.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buckeyeLCPL View Post
    Anyone that has ever heard their Drill Instructor yelling as soon as the lights flip on knows what I mean. And it continues after boot camp.
    Even these many years later.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sledzep01 View Post
    I certainly wake differently depending on what wakes me. I think we all have wake differently when we perceive that an actual threat has awoken us.



    Quote Originally Posted by glockman10mm View Post
    Im not gonna worry about it too much. My vehicles are insured, so Ill worry about that stuff in the morning. I will stay in bed, and not clear my house. Why get up to shoot someone when I can do it from the comfort of my own bed? .
    Or from concealment behind the bed w/ my wife out of the line of fire in the attached bathroom. Of course, when we had kids living at home, there was a different safe-room drill.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    If I hear a sound that does not belong in the middle of the night, I am not worried about getting dressed. Besides, naked provides an element of surprise for a potential BG.
    Me naked, in an Israeli point-shoot stance… If the BG survives, he is going to need therapy to get that image out of his head.
    I'm considering using a shoulder holster when I get a dedicated HD pistol, that way I dont have to put anything on to hold the pistol while I go out with the shotty
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    I am actually surprised by my ability to immediately wake up and respond in a self defense manner. A few months ago, the wife and I were sound asleep in bed. I heard a loud rustling of the blinds covering my sliding glass door and thought someone had gained entry into our house (turns out the wife didn't fully close the door and the wind had blown the shades open). I was able to grab my pistol, and make it to the hallway in about 1.5 seconds. It happened so fast I forgot my glasses and had to come back to retrieve them. I cleared the house and determine there wasn't a threat present. Thing is though, I couldn't get back to sleep. Haha

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