People do funny things when they sleep. I do this thing sometimes where I take my nose ring out - completely out and I am completely alseep and then when I wake up I have to find it. It isn't an easy thing to do because it has a twist at the end of it, the part that is inside my nose so that when I sneeze or when I blow my nose it doesn't fly out of my nose. So in order to take it out, I have to turn in ever so carefully and then at a certain point I have to tilt it at an angle and then it slides out.
Sounds gross right? Not really - no different than earrings - because if you think about it, your ears produce weird stuff too - just like your nose. But back to the nose ring - when I wake up I will find it imbedded in my leg or in my arm or stuck to my cheek. Once I had to strip the bed because it was really gone only to find it under the bed. Once I had taken it out of my nose and I woke up and I was holding it clutched in my fist. Another time I had taken it out asleep and laid it on my bed side table and then gone back to sleep. It doesn't get too far though - I usually have no problem finding it the next morning. But I've often wondered what would happen should I accidentally swallow it . . . while sleeping.
Anyway - this morning I woke up without my ring on. In all fairness it is a silver band I bought in Mexico last summer so it isn't really that valuable, only that I've been wearing a ring for over 10 years so I feel kind of naked without it. So I stripped the bed of all bedding and crawled around under the bed and then I cleaned under the bed because I realized how gross that part of the house gets but I still couldn't find it. I hope I haven't swallowed it, because finding it - now that IS gross!