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Thread started 01/03/18 6:01pm

lonelyalien

Anyone else suffer with sleep paralysis?

I hate it its when you wake up but you cant move only your eyes can move and when I scream only a wisper comes out lasts a few minutes then I wake up properly scares the crap out of me.

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Reply #1 posted 01/03/18 6:31pm

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According to the internet, it's no big deal. It's just that you woke up in the middle of a dream and your brain is stopping you from acting out whatever you were dreaming about. Which, I guess, is a bummer if you were dreaming about jamming with Prince, or doing something sexy with the one you love.

"Just why or how it happens isn't clear. Researchers believe sleep paralysis is caused by a disturbed rapid eye movement cycle because it mostly happens as people are falling into or coming out of REM sleep. During that stage, their brains normally paralyze their muscles anyway -- so they don't act out their dreams."

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Reply #2 posted 01/03/18 8:22pm

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RodeoSchro said:

According to the internet, it's no big deal. It's just that you woke up in the middle of a dream and your brain is stopping you from acting out whatever you were dreaming about. Which, I guess, is a bummer if you were dreaming about jamming with Prince, or doing something sexy with the one you love.

"Just why or how it happens isn't clear. Researchers believe sleep paralysis is caused by a disturbed rapid eye movement cycle because it mostly happens as people are falling into or coming out of REM sleep. During that stage, their brains normally paralyze their muscles anyway -- so they don't act out their dreams."



Probably best I'm paralyzed. I'd definitely break something, and the idea of me belting out in song in the middle of the night probably isn't the best thing to do to those I live with. I'm not tone deaf but I sure ain't gifted in that department.

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Reply #3 posted 01/04/18 12:06am

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My ex husband used to constantly dream that the devil was sitting on his back and he couldn’t scream. He used to moan and make wimpy noises but he could move because when it happened I’d get kicked and smacked over the head -I hated sleeping with him and often ended up on the sofa 😕
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Reply #4 posted 01/04/18 6:11pm

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lonelyalien said:

I hate it its when you wake up but you cant move only your eyes can move and when I scream only a wisper comes out lasts a few minutes then I wake up properly scares the crap out of me.

It's the scariest of all things, I have felt this sometimes, I couldn't move nor scream and I felt how something sat ar one side of my bed, it was just awful.

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Reply #5 posted 01/05/18 9:11am

lonelyalien

214 said:

lonelyalien said:

I hate it its when you wake up but you cant move only your eyes can move and when I scream only a wisper comes out lasts a few minutes then I wake up properly scares the crap out of me.

It's the scariest of all things, I have felt this sometimes, I couldn't move nor scream and I felt how something sat ar one side of my bed, it was just awful.

It is you have to experience it to know how bad it is.

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Reply #6 posted 01/05/18 2:45pm

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lonelyalien said:

214 said:

It's the scariest of all things, I have felt this sometimes, I couldn't move nor scream and I felt how something sat ar one side of my bed, it was just awful.

It is you have to experience it to know how bad it is.

Indeed, horrible.

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Reply #7 posted 01/09/18 3:22am

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In my opinion sleep paralysis or The Witch is riding you and so on are Parasites moving through your system while you're sleeping....If your nervous system is riddled with them then your'e gonna Snore and Grind your teeth...Parasites disturb the Immune system while you're sleeping...Eventually our Primary Physicians will go back to school and study Parasites....

Detox the body once or twice a year and the Witch goes away....

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Reply #8 posted 01/09/18 6:49am

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I think it is mostly a dream... I have been able to get up and move...but when I woke up I was in bed. (when I had a spinal block I could move my toes and walk but I could not feel them. I just imagined them moving and they did... which caused me to have complications).

Maybe your eyes are open but you are still sleeping and some small part of your conscience mined is away but there are things superimposed over that...like someone in the room.

What I do is I just think "Ok I am going to could to 5 and wake up." and most of the time I do.

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Reply #9 posted 01/09/18 6:52am

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oh and last night I did wake up laughing about the dream I was having... I wish I could remember what it was... it was some part of the Zelda game where you can push NPCs into lava or something... whatever I am not sure it was all that funny but in the dream state it was and I was laughing when I woke up! And I woke up my Honey too!

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Reply #10 posted 01/09/18 6:53am

lonelyalien

Chancellor said:

In my opinion sleep paralysis or The Witch is riding you and so on are Parasites moving through your system while you're sleeping....If your nervous system is riddled with them then your'e gonna Snore and Grind your teeth...Parasites disturb the Immune system while you're sleeping...Eventually our Primary Physicians will go back to school and study Parasites....

Detox the body once or twice a year and the Witch goes away....

ha this has creeped me out a witch you say.

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Reply #11 posted 01/09/18 6:55am

lonelyalien

OnlyNDaUsa said:

I think it is mostly a dream... I have been able to get up and move...but when I woke up I was in bed. (when I had a spinal block I could move my toes and walk but I could not feel them. I just imagined them moving and they did... which caused me to have complications).

Maybe your eyes are open but you are still sleeping and some small part of your conscience mined is away but there are things superimposed over that...like someone in the room.

What I do is I just think "Ok I am going to could to 5 and wake up." and most of the time I do.

I know what it is in technical terms its your mind waking up but your body hasnt yet so you cant move it really is horrible to experience it.

I'm just like everybody else I need love.....and water.
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Reply #12 posted 01/09/18 7:01am

OnlyNDaUsa

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lonelyalien said:

OnlyNDaUsa said:

I think it is mostly a dream... I have been able to get up and move...but when I woke up I was in bed. (when I had a spinal block I could move my toes and walk but I could not feel them. I just imagined them moving and they did... which caused me to have complications).

Maybe your eyes are open but you are still sleeping and some small part of your conscience mined is away but there are things superimposed over that...like someone in the room.

What I do is I just think "Ok I am going to could to 5 and wake up." and most of the time I do.

I know what it is in technical terms its your mind waking up but your body hasnt yet so you cant move it really is horrible to experience it.

I used to freak me out too, but now I remember it is just a dream or whatever... and I relax and kind of meditate... sometimes I get up and walk around. Years ago I would go out of the house and fly around the neighborhood but it was not really the same.

I also do lucid dream tests... sometimes I will flip a random light switch or jump or try to use my phone... when awake... so that I do it when dreaming as a way to tell if it is a dream.

I a dream: most of the time a light switch will not work
when I jump I got super high or float down
I can not use a phone in a dream


Also in a dream, I can not pull the trigger of a gun and I can not reach the break in my car and last if I am in a plane I can see all the way through the cockpit... if any of those happen I know I am dreaming (well about half the time)

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Reply #13 posted 01/09/18 7:09am

lonelyalien

OnlyNDaUsa said:

I a dream: most of the time a light switch will not work

I remember hearing that in the film waking life is that true then?

I'm just like everybody else I need love.....and water.
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Reply #14 posted 01/09/18 7:14am

OnlyNDaUsa

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lonelyalien said:

OnlyNDaUsa said:

I a dream: most of the time a light switch will not work

I remember hearing that in the film waking life is that true then?

absolutely... I have done it for YEARS! I find that jumping works best...just a small hop in the air... what you do is you get in the habit of doing it a few times a day. that helps unlock lucid dreaming.

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Reply #15 posted 01/09/18 9:24am

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I have had Sleep Paralysis for quite a number of years now. First time it really freaked me out. Now not so much but its certainly not a nice experience. The worst time I can recall is a really tall figure with a disfigured face looking directly into mine which was like a Horror movie. I don't know if they have a linkage to nightmares but that experience was nightmateish for sure.
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Reply #16 posted 01/09/18 9:52am

lonelyalien

thetimefan said:

I have had Sleep Paralysis for quite a number of years now. First time it really freaked me out. Now not so much but its certainly not a nice experience. The worst time I can recall is a really tall figure with a disfigured face looking directly into mine which was like a Horror movie. I don't know if they have a linkage to nightmares but that experience was nightmateish for sure.

Not seen any figure yet thank god just going all christopher reeves rip is bad enough.

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Reply #17 posted 01/13/18 2:13am

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I've had it for many years although not recently. It's terribly scary, it feels like there's some devilish presence that's keeping you down/immobile on your bed, I can feel its presence but can't see it clearly, and there is a sense of imminent danger. And all that time you can't move/'escape'. I've read it's more likely to occur if you're sleep deprived.

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Reply #18 posted 01/13/18 5:56am

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I remember my first one tho lol I woke up (Or at least I thought I was awake), well you're partly awake at last I guess. So I was in my room, I still shared it with my sister at this time and it was like early in the morning, my sister went out of bed to get ready for school, my brother was getting ready for work. And I was laying in bed, I wanted to get up but I couldn't move one inch. I thought I was paralysed.

My mother yelled: "Ahmir, get out of bed, you're late for school!" But I couldn't answer, I wanted to tell her that I can't move. But I couldn't talk. And then I had this feeling, it was like something's sitting on my back, grabbing my neck, and then I thought: "Fuck, you either get your neck broken, or raped."

I fell asleep again and when I woke up (for real this time), everything was dark and my sister was still in bed. I looked at my watch and it was 4 am.

My second was just a few months ago. I was taking a nap one day and I was dreaming that I was taking the dogs for a walk with my sister. We just wanted to get into the forest but then she stopped and looked at me. I looked her in the eyes and said: "What is it?" But she just kept staring at me. Then I "woke" up in the living room, I was laying on the back this time and I knew that it was the same shit again, because I couldn't move. And then I saw a coal black claw over my head, reaching out for me. I knew what it was and I wanted to scream for someone to wake me up, but it doesn't work tho. You can't move and you can't scream lol lol .

It's totally scary when it happens and I really hope that it won't happen again any time soon.

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Reply #19 posted 01/13/18 3:18pm

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Flo6 said:

I've had it for many years although not recently. It's terribly scary, it feels like there's some devilish presence that's keeping you down/immobile on your bed, I can feel its presence but can't see it clearly, and there is a sense of imminent danger. And all that time you can't move/'escape'. I've read it's more likely to occur if you're sleep deprived.

Indeed, quite scary. Actually that happened to me the very first time back January fist 2004 at 04:30 and I saw a big man with white face and he was over the roof of another apartment, I felt how he was staring at me, that's the most terrifyin experience ever.

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Reply #20 posted 01/13/18 5:20pm

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214 said:

Flo6 said:

I've had it for many years although not recently. It's terribly scary, it feels like there's some devilish presence that's keeping you down/immobile on your bed, I can feel its presence but can't see it clearly, and there is a sense of imminent danger. And all that time you can't move/'escape'. I've read it's more likely to occur if you're sleep deprived.

Indeed, quite scary. Actually that happened to me the very first time back January fist 2004 at 04:30 and I saw a big man with white face and he was over the roof of another apartment, I felt how he was staring at me, that's the most terrifyin experience ever.

Hmm, the only time I can remember an episode like that was when I was a teenager, probably coming down with the flu, and I read Bram Stoker's "Dracula" for the first time...then I had a dream where I was in my room with the lights off and Dracula was there bending over my bed to bite me...and I couldn't wake up or scream (even though I KNEW I was awake!) Sounds bizarre but it was so terrifying to me I remember it until this day... The paralysis was terrifying. When I came out of it, it was an early winter evening and I was alone in the bedroom...

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Reply #21 posted 01/13/18 5:23pm

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214 said:

Indeed, quite scary. Actually that happened to me the very first time back January fist 2004 at 04:30 and I saw a big man with white face and he was over the roof of another apartment, I felt how he was staring at me, that's the most terrifyin experience ever.

Hmm, the only time I can remember an episode like that was when I was a teenager, probably coming down with the flu, and I read Bram Stoker's "Dracula" for the first time...then I had a dream where I was in my room with the lights off and Dracula was there bending over my bed to bite me...and I couldn't wake up or scream (even though I KNEW I was awake!) Sounds bizarre but it was so terrifying to me I remember it until this day... The paralysis was terrifying. When I came out of it, it was an early winter evening and I was alone in the bedroom...

Perhaps it was a nightmare, who knows. At that time I was 15 close to 16 yo.

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Reply #22 posted 01/13/18 5:44pm

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214 said:

purplethunder3121 said:

Hmm, the only time I can remember an episode like that was when I was a teenager, probably coming down with the flu, and I read Bram Stoker's "Dracula" for the first time...then I had a dream where I was in my room with the lights off and Dracula was there bending over my bed to bite me...and I couldn't wake up or scream (even though I KNEW I was awake!) Sounds bizarre but it was so terrifying to me I remember it until this day... The paralysis was terrifying. When I came out of it, it was an early winter evening and I was alone in the bedroom...

Perhaps it was a nightmare, who knows. At that time I was 15 close to 16 yo.

What I described was a "waking nightmare" as they called it back then--definitely "sleep paralysis" as it is known now... It is terrifying. For those who experience it all the time, they have my sympathies. I literally couldn't move even though I knew I was awake (I could hear family voices and the TV outside of the closed door of my room) and probably hallucinating... So bizarre...

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Reply #23 posted 01/14/18 8:10pm

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purplethunder3121 said:

214 said:

Perhaps it was a nightmare, who knows. At that time I was 15 close to 16 yo.

What I described was a "waking nightmare" as they called it back then--definitely "sleep paralysis" as it is known now... It is terrifying. For those who experience it all the time, they have my sympathies. I literally couldn't move even though I knew I was awake (I could hear family voices and the TV outside of the closed door of my room) and probably hallucinating... So bizarre...

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I hear you. It's some weird shit. I've had it where it seemed as though someone was breaking

in my house and I struggle to move and get my shit so I could cut the robbers off. I've also had

them where I hear weird music in the background and one time it was Tammi Terrell All I Do and

that really freaked me the hell out.

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Reply #24 posted 01/15/18 7:27am

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I went through a phase in the 90’s. But not anymore at all.
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Reply #25 posted 01/16/18 11:56am

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lonelyalien said:



thetimefan said:


I have had Sleep Paralysis for quite a number of years now. First time it really freaked me out. Now not so much but its certainly not a nice experience. The worst time I can recall is a really tall figure with a disfigured face looking directly into mine which was like a Horror movie. I don't know if they have a linkage to nightmares but that experience was nightmateish for sure.

Not seen any figure yet thank god just going all christopher reeves rip is bad enough.



A few times I've subconsciously tried to move and that's a strange experience too and I feel real bad for anyone who has to deal with paralysis,locked in syndrome, etc who have to deal with this 24/7. Luckily its only a few minutes and intermittent. Last time I had it was late last year I think. Used to happen quite regularly but now I know the feeling subsides. First time it happened though was real weird.
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