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#31    JesseCuster

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 01:46 AM

I remember my first sleep paralysis experience (I know that's not exactly what the OP is describing, but we both clearly experienced vivid experiences at night).  I thought it was real.  Real as in I had a night-time visitation by a malevolent entity.  That scared the **** out of me.  Some time later I experienced it again and I became scared again.

Then I decided to some reading on the matter and found some articles on the subject that described it as a known sleep phenomenon.  That cured me of my fears.  As time went by, the experiences became less and less vivid as I was able to remain calm and realise what I was experiencing.  These days I still wake up sometimes with the tell-tale experiences

Something similar goes with nightmares I have.  The more and more I dream, the more I am able to quickly realise it's just a dream and just snap myself out of it or sometimes take control.  Don't think too hard about the fact that it's a dream and let yourself take control.  Trying to escape a burning building in a nightmare?  Dream yourself up the magical ability to shoot water like a fireman's hose from your fingertips.  It's a learned skill that some people, I suspect especially those who like me who spend time asleep in the twilight area between sleep and wakefulness and are thus sometimes neither fully one nor the other.

In my case, it was active acceptance during these experiences that they weren't real and were just hallucinations in my head that helped my overcome them.  And indeed, learn to embrace them.  I think I'd rather just sleep soundly for 8 hours and wake up fully refreshed than slip in and out of sleep and wake up groggy, but I may as enjoy it while it happens.

My advice to the OP, ignore the advice about God and demons and angels and other things.  Realise that it's not real and you will conquer you nightmares.

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 11:18 AM

View Postcoldethyl, on 11 June 2013 - 09:50 PM, said:

Here you go:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fan_death

I love you freetoroam, but I had to post this as I had no idea about it.  My daughter is into everything Asian and was telling me about it when I was reading her the thread.

I sleep with a fan and have for years just to drown out noise because EVERYONE is noisy and I'm a light sleeper.  Now I'm freaking paranoid, tyvm!  lol
Thankyou for this. I did see the Korean article, but thought thats a different story.
It is this bit which which clarifies what i had been told, as it was a care home and was very warm in some rooms and the windows were not kept open at night.
My ex`s mother had problems breathing too and would not keep the fan on at night when the windows were closed and the heating on.
But I think it all depends on the situations, obviously.

The US EPA does not warn of fan death, but it discourages people from using fans in closed rooms without ventilation during excessive heat, specifically when the heat index is above 99 °F (37 °C). Although the increased air movement will increase evaporation of sweat, the fact that the blown air is warmer than body temperature increases the heat stress placed on the body and can speed the onset of heat exhaustion and other detrimental conditions. The EPA does, however, approve of using a fan if a window is open and it's cooler outside, such as during overnight conditions, or if the indoor heat index in a closed room is below 90 °F (32 °C)


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Posted 12 June 2013 - 04:03 PM

You can get an air conditioner for $75 at Sam Stores. Problem solved.

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 04:27 PM

View PostHilander, on 11 June 2013 - 12:00 AM, said:

I knew someone that had serious lung problems and she was told to keep a fan running because it would help her breath better.

I don't see how a fan could bother you if you are use to it.  Some people can't sleep without them they are so use to the noise.
Im one of them, I need the noise, Blue I have had nightmares usually containing the grim reaper for probably the past couple of years now. I just learned to live with it

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THAT IS NOT DEAD WHICH CAN ETERNAL LIE AND WITH STRANGE AEONS EVEN DEATH MAY DIE

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 04:42 PM

View PostR4z3rsPar4d0x, on 12 June 2013 - 04:27 PM, said:

Im one of them, I need the noise, Blue I have had nightmares usually containing the grim reaper for probably the past couple of years now. I just learned to live with it
Anything natural like the geese or ducks I can deal with, but humming from fans just drive me crazy.
When i lived in London the good old bull-locks council allowed the mobile phone masks to sprout up, one right outside my block, it drove me nuts. For some reason anything mechanical or electronic drills into my brain. But i know its different for everyone.
So going back on topic, the only "demons" which affect me are the electronic sounds or the humming of the boiler systems working through the night in the towns. Hence why i am now on a boat, all quiet on the waterfront here. :tu:


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Posted 12 June 2013 - 07:36 PM

It genuinely sounds more like sleep paralysis, I can't imagine how terrifying that must have been, though.
I'm not entirely sure how to resolve it, best to forego google on this one and go to a doctor about it. Nobody needs to deal with things like that.
Doctors are usually the only thing that's going to be able to give you the best medical advice on how to deal with a sleeping disorder. Like you, I've been through it. I know it's rough.
Best of luck.


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Posted 12 June 2013 - 08:35 PM

View Postmarkprice, on 12 June 2013 - 04:03 PM, said:

You can get an air conditioner for $75 at Sam Stores. Problem solved.

In Korea?


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Posted 13 June 2013 - 05:31 PM

View Postfreetoroam, on 12 June 2013 - 04:42 PM, said:

Anything natural like the geese or ducks I can deal with, but humming from fans just drive me crazy.
When i lived in London the good old bull-locks council allowed the mobile phone masks to sprout up, one right outside my block, it drove me nuts. For some reason anything mechanical or electronic drills into my brain. But i know its different for everyone.
So going back on topic, the only "demons" which affect me are the electronic sounds or the humming of the boiler systems working through the night in the towns. Hence why i am now on a boat, all quiet on the waterfront here. :tu:
You live on a boat? yeah I have extremely good hearing so I also have ear plugs in and even then I can still slightly hear the fan until sleep takes me.  I have the fan to because the air is so dry at night and I need a breeze blowing over me.

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Posted 14 June 2013 - 02:17 AM

View Postcoldethyl, on 12 June 2013 - 08:35 PM, said:

In Korea?

oops they could try this place though, but I don't see price listed. Point is I was amazed how cheap air conditioners are these days (why mess with "dangerous" fans) although I don't need one way up in the mountains.

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