Do We Swallow Spiders in Our Sleep?
The possibility of you swallowing spiders or other bugs in your sleep completely depends on whether or not you open your mouth when you sleep.
The people who do manage to keep their mouths closed when they sleep, have a less chance for any bug to enter their mouths. For the people who do gape their mouth open when they sleep, Im sorry to tell you this but, the chances are, you have already swallowed a couple of spiders. You swallow an average of 2 spiders per year. This is because spiders tend to find dark and damp places to hide, and your mouth is one of these places.
Spiders are not suicidal, they wont enter your mouth if its dark and they cant see what kind of hiding spot they are entering. So, its better to have a night light to let the spider distinguish your mouth from his shelter. There is also the other possibility that you have a spider egg in your room. When this egg hatches, hundreds of infant spiders jump around crazily and they might just hop right into your mouth. Pretty disgusting isn’t it? The ways to reduce the chances of you swallowing spiders are:
- Try to sleep with your mouth under the covers or closed (yes I know it is pretty hard to do).
- If you see any spiders or bugs in your room, I suggest you squash it or take it outside.
- Have a night light or something that emits light to let the spider discern what it is entering.
Follow these tips to stay spider-free.