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Old 01-31-2003, 06:27 PM
Mailbox Mailbox is offline
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Can you smell when you're asleep?

I heard this a while ago & am curious if people can or can not smell when they're sleeping. I looked on google, lycos, etc. but I couldn't find very much relavent information.

Yours in pointless curiousity,

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Old 01-31-2003, 06:30 PM
AncientHumanoid AncientHumanoid is offline
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Well, my ex smelled pretty bad at times in her sleep. Esp if she was getting sweaty.
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Old 01-31-2003, 06:31 PM
hajario hajario is offline
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I had a dog that was skunked a few years ago. It was the smell that woke up Mrs. H and I. From my experience, the sense of smell is still active when one is sleeping.

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Old 01-31-2003, 06:39 PM
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Sure. Smell, smoke for example, can wake you up. So can the smell od food.
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Old 01-31-2003, 07:31 PM
kanicbird kanicbird is offline
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also smelling salts can wake people up from sleep.
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Old 01-31-2003, 07:39 PM
Lobsang Lobsang is offline
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I would be surprised if people's sense of smell didn't work whiile they were sleeping (afterall - being able to smell the breath of a hungry lion might be quite useful for survival)

On another note - I know it is possible to taste in dreams, because I had a dream a few weeks ago about stuffing my face with crisps (potato-chips to most doperts) which has put me off eating crisps ever since.
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