Russian folk dancers
I woke up with my whole face scratched up and I have absolutely no idea how.
I tried to respond to this in comments on your post but I guess Tumblr doesn’t work that way. Now I know!
OK, I’ll try to reconstruct what I was trying to say.
When I was on Accutane, I would wake up with little scratches on my face a lot. Accutane makes your skin dry, so it would be itchy, but also thinner/more fragile because of the drug. So I’d scratch my nose or whatever in my sleep and wake up with a red gouge. I could see that being what’s going on with you, even if you’re not on Accutane! Winter is a dry season, and you can also tend to scratch pretty hard in your sleep. Like, do you ever have a mosquito bite that, when you’re awake, you try to leave alone, but then you’ll go to sleep and wake up with it all bloody? When you’re falling asleep/sleeping, you lose your conscious mind’s ability to avoid responding to annoying stimuli, and you can kind of go overboard.