I have experienced sleep paralysis on numerous occasions however it seemed to happen more frequently when I was younger and now I only experience it occasionally.
I am not fully sure if I would class the sleep paralysis I have experienced as ISP or RISP but certainly I do not suffer from it with the same regularity as I did when I was younger although I must hasten to add that I have never suffered from it chronically.
I have read that there is a link between RISP sleep paralysis and out of body experiences and that RISP sleep paralysis is associcated with much higher occurences of out of body experiences.
I have never had a genuine out of body experience and the sleep paralysis I have experienced has entirely consisted of feeling a force pressing down on me restricting all movement when I have been laying in the supine position. In the past when this has occured I have at least once experienced a slight but disturbing hypnopompic auditory and visual hallucination which I can only describe as feeling there is a presence of an intruder near me which I know is a common symptom of sleep paraylsis. However the feeling of a presence being near me does not always occur and I have experienced sleep paralysis many times where the overriding impression is just of a weight or heaviness bearing down upon me sometimes accompanied by a tingling feeling and it takes a concerted effort for me to wake up from the experience.
What I would like to know is what would happen if I didn't make a concerted effort to wake up whenever I am in sleep paralysis and allowed it to continue? Would I be able to achieve astral projection or an out of body experience?
I always feel uneasy when I go into sleep paralysis because of a slight auditory hallucination I once experienced while in it and this is why whenever I am in sleep paralysis or feel it beginning to happen I forcefully wake myself up. Would it be safe when I go into sleep paralysis for me to allow it to continue and what might I experience in a prolonged state of sleep paralysis and is this one way of achieveing astral projection which is something I have always wanted to do?
I hope I've explainned it well enough and that maybe people here can offer advice?
Edited by cultish, 28 July 2012 - 01:26 PM.