Man arrested for shooting himself during his sleep

Man arrested for shooting himself during his sleep
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Lake County Sherriff's Office

A sleeping man, who dreamt he was being burgled, accidentally shot himself in the leg.

Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies in Illinois responded to a report of a man with a gunshot wound around 9:50pm on 10 April. When they approached the property, they found 62-year-old Mark M Dicara losing a "significant amount of blood" from his leg.

After further investigation, they discovered that Dicara had a dream that someone was trying to break into his home. He grabbed his 357 Magnum Revolver and shot at what he believed to be the intruder – but it was his own leg.

The gunshot inevitably woke the man up from his dream, and he was later taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.

Authorities confirmed there was not a burglary attempt at Dicara’s residence.

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The Lake County State's Attorney's Office arrested Dicara on 12 June, but he was released after posting a $150,000 (£118,600) bond.

Dicara faces two charges of possession of a firearm without a valid FOID card and reckless discharge of a firearm. He is set to appear in court on 29 June.

Meanwhile, in another sleep-related news, we've got some bad news for nappers.

A recent study has revealed that people who tend to nap a lot could be at greater risk of developing high blood pressure and stroke.

which looked into the sleeping patterns of 360,000 Brits who answered four nap questionnaires between 2006-2010 in the UK Biobank patient survey database.

Scientists in China discovered that participants who took naps on most days saw their likelihood of having a stroke increase by 24 per cent, and were 12 per cent more likely to be diagnosed with high blood pressure.

Meanwhile, occasional nappers were 7 per cent more likely to have high blood pressure and 12 per cent more likely to have a stroke compared to those who don't.

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