Fear of Sleep

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Mike Birbiglia got used to strange things happening to him when he slept -- until something happened that almost killed him. Mike's story and other reasons to fear sleep, including roaches, bedbugs, "The Shining," and mild-mannered husbands who turn into maniacs while asleep.

Mike Birbiglia's story was recorded at The Moth, and is part of a one-man show called "Sleepwalk with Me" that begins Off-Broadway in October. Go here to check out The Moth Podcast, Moth stories on CD, and Moth show dates in New York and Los Angeles.

Learn more and listen to this week's episode of This American Life.


Banner image: Residents of this Brooklyn apartment warn against getting too close to their infested furniture.

Credits

Host:
Ira Glass