About once a month I wake up in the middle of the night and I don't know where I am, even though I'm in my bedroom. It's like I'm waking up in a new location and I don't recognize anything in the bedroom to the point that I don't even recognize my wife sleeping next to me. I get so weirded out by the strange person sleeping next to me (my wife) that I'll get up and put more clothes on before returning to bed. Has this happened to anyone else on such a regular basis? It's happening more and more frequently.
it happens to me too, i think maybe it happens when i am exhausted, i wake up sort of still dreaming...it can't be all that rare, it's in a Paul Simon song..."if you wake up in the middle of a night, and for a fraction of a section, can't remember where you are..."
it has happened to me twice, he first time, I was very groggy, i didn't know who my husband was, and it happened again and I didn't recognize my bedroom, I knew who i was though and after a few seconds it cleared up...Trust in the Lord.
I've been getting something very similar lately. Basically since I've started my new job so it's likely to be exhaustion related. In my case I wake up and think that I'm outside my room or at work and I really have to stop and convince myself that it's the middle of the night and I'm miles away. Still trying to find a cure though...