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#31    Jessicat

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Posted 11 March 2011 - 02:11 PM

My first and only sleep paralysis experience was about 4 years ago. I woke up unable to move. I felt a presence right next to my head behind me. I could feel that whoever it was wanted control over me and was obsessed with me. I could see him because suddenly I was a little bit above my body. It was a younger man probably around 25 with jeans and a black leather jacket. He wasn't bad looking and had dark hair but his eyes were indistinguishable.

Suddenly he jumped towards my body and I remember entering back into it before him. I woke up TERRIFIED.

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Posted 01 April 2011 - 09:10 PM

Hi I'm new here.
I looked for sleep paralysis topics and I saw that most people have bad experiences. They all see something scary.
I think I have sleep paralysis. I know I'm awake but couldn't get up. Sometimes I thought I was awake and doing things only to find out my body is still on bed.
I never see anything horrid though. I was only scared because I know I couldn't move my body. But now I became aware when I'm having sleep paralysis and can wake up easier.
I just saw a kitten in my sleep paralysis and I was trying to reach it but I can't. But then I remember that I don't own a cat know I needed to wake up for real.(Just happened like an hour ago)
So I can't be too sure of what I have since everyone seem to see scary things. Am I the only one who see cute things?

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Posted 03 April 2011 - 12:36 AM

Before I get sleep paralysis, I always hear what sounnds like a zipper "un-zipping", or something sharp (a claw-like fingernail, perhaps?) scratching against the screen in my bedroom window, followed up by, or intermingled with the sound of a game of pool (if that makes sense), more specifically the sound of pool balls hitting each other.... When I first began 2 get sleep parlysis, I used to hear the sound of the roaring wind.


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Posted 05 January 2012 - 03:42 AM

I believe this is more paranormal way past any thing natural

Just last nite i woke up at about 3:00 am i tried to get off the couch but my whole body was numb i tried kicking my legs but they wouldn't move it felt like something heavier then my own was laying on top if me i was very much awake but it was hard to keep my eyes open , it felt like something was tryung to posses my body i was trying to call out for someone in my house to help me but its like my lips were frozen solid, i began praying in my head an the feeling quickly went away,

This happens to me often an its all ways at 3:00 am , an the fact that when i pray it goes away makes me think along the lines paranormal.


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Posted 09 January 2012 - 01:28 AM

I guess I've had it since I was a kid.

The first instance that I remember was when I was about 9 or 10. My brother and I had bunk beds and because I am so selfless (^_^) I took the bottom bunk. One night, after I my mother had said good night to us and left the room, I closed my eyes, opened them in what seemed like seconds later, and I saw shadows moving in the hallway. I assume it was my mother... I couldn't move though, and I couldn't speak. I felt the bed vibrating, and then I see the bed sheets tighten, as if something is pulling it down. I'm starting to freak out even more and then I see tiny dolls climbing up my bed. They had the scariest faces, I can still picture them in my head. They kept telling me, "Don't go to sleep yet, Alice. Don't go to sleep." I wanted to scream and run so badly, but it wasn't happening. When they got up near my face I closed my eyes, opened them and they were gone.

I was never scared of dolls In fact, I had always wished my dolls were alive... (I was a lonely child, lol.) After that I didn't wish for such things.

When I was older, through my teenage years, I would always have the same experience. I would start dozing off, hear something whispering my name, then my bed would start vibrating faintly. I would open my eyes and see a shadow in the corner of my room. It would always say the same thing... "Alice, don't go to sleep. Don't go to sleep." (Like the dolls, yes.) It would move slowly move across the ceiling, over my door and then down to the floor. It stood and walked to my bedside. As soon as it would get close, I would be able to move again, so I would dart up, turn the light on and run out of my room.

After a while of this I developed insomnia...

I never thought this was paranormal or anything. I actually came to the conclusion that I would have these experiences because all my life, almost every night, I would have nightmares about something that happened to me when I was a child. I always thought it was saving me from my nightmares.

Whenever I become depressed I see the same thing. Most recently, late last year. It sits (hard, like when someone throws themself back on a chair) at the end of my bed now, though.

Guess what? I have flaws. What are they? Oh I dunno, I sing in the shower? Sometimes I spend too much time volunteering. Occasionally I'll hit somebody with my car. So sue me--no, don't sue me. That is opposite the point I'm trying to make.

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 08:42 PM

I first had sleep paralysis a few weeks ago on on holiday, I had obviously been drinking a lot and not sleeping much and I had a lot of stress from work  playing on my mind.

I was led in bed and the door creaked open and a large, rugged mans hand with very bitten and chewed figer nails appeared around the top of the door and slowly started moving towards the handle... I couldnt move, speak or scream- i could see my friend in the next bed but i had no way at all to commicate with her as my whole body just didnt work.
As I lay there completely unable to move or speak (absolutely TERRIFIED) the mans hand continued down the door towards to the door knob for what seemed like a VERY long time then just as he was about to grab the handle the hand threw something towards my face, causing some sort shock in my body which woke me up, dripping in sweat and quite shaken from the experience.

Carrying on with my holiday I forgot about it. However my first night home the exact same thing happened again with the mans hand on my door. It has happened many times now and every time is just as terrifying.

Does anyone have anytips on how to stop or ease sleep paralysis as it is becoming unbareably terrifying now!

Thank you


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Posted 02 July 2012 - 09:27 PM

 gypsyunknown, on 02 July 2012 - 08:42 PM, said:

I first had sleep paralysis a few weeks ago on on holiday, I had obviously been drinking a lot and not sleeping much and I had a lot of stress from work  playing on my mind.

I was led in bed and the door creaked open and a large, rugged mans hand with very bitten and chewed figer nails appeared around the top of the door and slowly started moving towards the handle... I couldnt move, speak or scream- i could see my friend in the next bed but i had no way at all to commicate with her as my whole body just didnt work.
As I lay there completely unable to move or speak (absolutely TERRIFIED) the mans hand continued down the door towards to the door knob for what seemed like a VERY long time then just as he was about to grab the handle the hand threw something towards my face, causing some sort shock in my body which woke me up, dripping in sweat and quite shaken from the experience.

Carrying on with my holiday I forgot about it. However my first night home the exact same thing happened again with the mans hand on my door. It has happened many times now and every time is just as terrifying.

Does anyone have anytips on how to stop or ease sleep paralysis as it is becoming unbareably terrifying now!

Thank you

Sorry my video is so cheesy, I made it one night when I couldn't sleep on a whim. But if you learn to control altered states it will never bother you again. Along with some standard advice just to avoid it.



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Posted 10 July 2012 - 07:47 PM

hi,

In total i've had about 4 sleep paralysis events, most have scared the living daylights from me as i cant move and when i try to speak and i end up sounding totally retarded.

there is always a presence of a figure in the room which i try to warn off.

last night i had an sp but this was more involved. prior to the event i was dreaming and the noise in my dream became really loud, so loud i couldnt shout over the noise in my dream, then i became lucid, once lucid i thought i could hear metal clanking downstairs, then a figure poked his head around my door with sunglasses on and he had a gold metalic vest and he smiled at me, but i was still scared stiff literally as i couldnt move i tried to warn him off but was completely retarded and made a muffled sound, as i did this the being who i'm now calling disco dave dissapeared into wall whilst eminating a bright gold light and then i became concsious in the real world, at first i was very unsettled but as my day progressed i hope to see disco dave again and try and talk to him.

bizarre sleeping and totally ***** up experience!!


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Posted 11 July 2012 - 03:19 PM

I had an experience once in my early 20's in which I woke up and couldn't move or speak. I had the sensation of a presence which I couldn't see, although I could see around the room. I had an awareness that the presence ( like you know things in a dream ) that the presence was the Devil or a demon and that I was now dying and the Devil was trying to take my soul. I tried to say something to my wife but obviously I couldn't speak. I found though that even though I couldn't move my arms or legs, I could sort of move my body whole body back and forth and I was eventually able to fall over the side of the bed and that was what woke me up and snapped me out of the experience.

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 04:33 PM

I've had alot of these expriences. They begun when I was only 16 years old. I was sleeping on a queen bed with my older sister, and I was in a NREM stage where I was slowly going into a deep sleep. All of a sudden, I feel this heavy and horrifying feeling, I couldn't move but my eyes could. I was in a state were I was asleep but I can see everything around me, kind of like a out of body exprience. There was a figure on top of me, Like a figure of a women, It felt as if this figure was pinning me down. It started to bend closer to my face I was trying to fight and call out for my sister but I couldn't make a single motion in my body just my eyes. I woke up relieved but still very scared.

My other expriences weren't as frightening as this one but still had the feeling that I couldn't move, always trying to avoid figures of someone presenting thmeselves to me.


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Posted 13 July 2012 - 02:38 AM

I Had SP once... I used to always sleep on my back and one night I woke up and i couldn't move or speak...I dident see anything out of the norm,just my dark room.So after a few minutes(it seemed like it)i just closed my eyes and went back to sleep.Ever sence that night I always try to sleep on my sides or stomach...it has never happened to me again.


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Posted 01 August 2012 - 04:53 PM

After reading all of these experiences I can conclude I have had one SP experience and it was terrifying at the time. Normal night, laid down and around 3-4 a.m (I found out the time after I was concious and mobile) I can recall my dream just before I woke up unable to move. I was sitting in a chair surrounded by darkness with a spotlight illuminating just myself. My feet were up and I looked frightened, I'm sorry I forgot to mention my dream (and many of mine) was in 3rd person. Now just before this happened, I was getting to that point where you start waking up and you somewhat know it's a dream. In the chair, a giant hand (20 ft high maybe) came from the darkness and was reaching towards me. As this was happening, in the real world I began to make a weird grunting/ 'uhh, 'uhhhh' noise as witnessed by my brother. Then the grunting became concious to me although I could not stop and I knew I was lying face down on my blanket spread but I could still see and somehow neurologically feel the fear from the hand still trying to grab me. So at this point I'm conciously aware of everything that's going on in both states: the dream and the real world, but could not control either (though the visuals of the dream were gone) until about 15 seconds of paralysis, I propped myself up and looked over at my brother who had a bewildered 'WTF just happened' looks on his face.


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Posted 16 August 2012 - 10:01 AM

This might be from forever ago but this morning I woke up and ate some food, & took my dogs into my room. I felt tierd so I laid down in plank position & closed my eyes. I didn't let myself fall asleep but I did end up dreaming some how. I was dreaming, but in my dream I knew I was awake. I was aware I was dreaming. Everything looked like it was 2 inches in front of my face. I looked around me and I was going thro what seemed like an ally & to get out I had to go thro these garbage cans that were in the way. I pushed my way thro & as soon as I got out I feel in my dream, like as if I was getting pulled with a heavy force & it was dragging me down. I awoke from the dream & was laying there. I couldn't move. I felt like I was sinking into my bed. Like I was getting pulled. I tried screaming for my mother but I couldn't talk. I couldn't even hear. That went on for, hmmm I would say 5 seconds but it felt like eternity. Then I could move my head. I looked up, & saw my puppies but couldn't hear. I looked over and I think I saw like someone behind me or in my room, like a presence. I got up real fast out of breath & clicked back into reality. I was sooo scared.

This might be from forever ago but this morning I woke up and ate some food, & took my dogs into my room. I felt tierd so I laid down in plank position & closed my eyes. I didn't let myself fall asleep but I did end up dreaming some how. I was dreaming, but in my dream I knew I was awake. I was aware I was dreaming. Everything looked like it was 2 inches in front of my face. I looked around me and I was going thro what seemed like an ally & to get out I had to go thro these garbage cans that were in the way. I pushed my way thro & as soon as I got out I feel in my dream, like as if I was getting pulled with a heavy force & it was dragging me down. I awoke from the dream & was laying there. I couldn't move. I felt like I was sinking into my bed. Like I was getting pulled. I tried screaming for my mother but I couldn't talk. I couldn't even hear. That went on for, hmmm I would say 5 seconds but it felt like eternity. Then I could move my head. I looked up, & saw my puppies but couldn't hear. I looked over and I think I saw like someone behind me or in my room, like a presence. I got up real fast out of breath & clicked back into reality. I was sooo scared.


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Posted 16 August 2012 - 08:50 PM

I've had this problem for quite a while now; although it only happens very occasionally let's say no more than once a month or two. I never knew it is a common thing until recently seeing a video log from discovery channel - for me, it's like I know i am consciously awake, sometimes i can open my eyes and other times i don't bother. But either way, I'm well aware of my surrounding and god bless me i don't see things as i learnt that most people do. What irritates me - or frightens me to some extent - is that i'm immobilized in that if i struggle to move any part of my body my whole body feels extreme pressure and then it goes numb immediately. I have to fight so hard each time to try and break free - if you know what i mean, and i really want to learn a proper way to deal with it without being so scared.

Will it by any chance gets worse in time? Or is there a way to prevent this from happening?


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Posted 17 August 2012 - 03:33 PM

 wistfulbirdy, on 16 August 2012 - 08:50 PM, said:

I've had this problem for quite a while now; although it only happens very occasionally let's say no more than once a month or two. I never knew it is a common thing until recently seeing a video log from discovery channel - for me, it's like I know i am consciously awake, sometimes i can open my eyes and other times i don't bother. But either way, I'm well aware of my surrounding and god bless me i don't see things as i learnt that most people do. What irritates me - or frightens me to some extent - is that i'm immobilized in that if i struggle to move any part of my body my whole body feels extreme pressure and then it goes numb immediately. I have to fight so hard each time to try and break free - if you know what i mean, and i really want to learn a proper way to deal with it without being so scared.

Will it by any chance gets worse in time? Or is there a way to prevent this from happening?

Sleep disorders are the unseen epidemic - as my sleep doc told me a few months back.

The easiest thing you can do is not sleep on your back.  If you feel you are highly stressed, perhaps some meditation or other calming activity before bed.  Also, really try to get 8 hours of sleep a night as being overly tired can lead to SP episodes.

If you're still having problems, consult a doctor at a sleep center.

But above all else, understand that SP has absolutely nothing to do with anything paranormal.

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