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Sleep Paralysis Experiences
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Has anyone experienced sleep paralysis? I've read things about it and how people see hallucinations when they have sleep paralysis.

I personally had it happen to me once. It was pretty friggin terrifying. I saw some freaky shit when I had it. When it was happening, I saw my bedroom door open and this really tall and slim dark figure was sliding slowly into my room. Then it turned towards me and started slowly approaching me. I went super saiyan and woke myself up.

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once when i was a kid right after i woke from a nightmare it happend i just remember trying to call out for my mom and i could not say anything.
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I had a short case of it once. Long work week, crazy sleep disruption, woke up one morning and couldn't move anything except my eyelids and eyes.

Luckily, I'd read a book by Oliver Sacks just a week before, where he described just what was happening. After a few minutes of figuring out that I wasn't going to die, I just went back to sleep and woke up normally a few hours later.
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Terrible, horrible, scariest thing ever. Terrified of sleeping. Happened every single time I fell asleep. Happened for an acute period in my life a long, long time ago. Even went to religious people -- LOL, only made it worse. Resolved some issues on my own, got in a better head space and it went away as quickly as it came on. Don't be around people who will feed it and elevate your already anxious state. Best suggestion is to get a lot of exercise. Scientifically proven anti-anxiety method.
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yeah it happened to me a lot as a kid, even up into high school. I think I had one or two more in college. Pretty scary stuff, especially when you can't breathe and you hear cruel voices and laughter... ugggh i don't even like remembering it .
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Shit happens to me all the time. The first couple of times were off-putting only because I didn't know what it was but I've since gotten used to it. It's the worst when I'm really sleep deprived. The minute I hit the pillow it just goes downhill. It's always a trip when I wake up to my girlfriend shaking me violently yelling my name trying to snap me out of it. At this point it's just entertaining to me. A real treat is when this happens right after a really badass lucid dream.
Posted 4/1/14
never see anything, which is lucky, because I would never be able to sleep alone again if I see stuff like black things...

but I have heard sounds... like screaming sounds from hell or something... you know those groans that demons make... and the feeling of being pushed down and pulled to the centre of the Earth.



Posted 4/1/14
Holy shit, I hope I never have sleep paralysis from these stories. Body, you scary.......
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Ugh, I feel you OP. I had a similar experience. I had woken up to the sound of someone (or something) making shuffling sounds on the carpet in my bedroom. I thought it was my boyfriend, and that was the only movement that I could make at the time - I moved my head barely enough to see that it wasn't him, he was sound asleep next to me. The shuffling continued and I heard the sound of my TV being turned off (it was an OLD tube TV with a loud power button on the front. it made a pretty loud springy sound when being turned off or on). Then I hear the shuffling make it's way to my side of the bed and I feel terrified because I can't move. Then I start to hear heavy, almost grunting breathing on my side of the bed, and it starts to get closer and closer to my ear and I could just feel myself panicking and not being able to do a damn thing. I tried moving and yelling for my boyfriend to wake up but nothing worked.

I was finally able to move when I felt it right in my ear. I sat up and looked around my room and it was at dawn so there was a little bit of light. I didn't see anything but I sure as hell wasn't gonna go back to sleep. I turned on the TV and laid awake the rest of the morning, and that night I was too scared to sleep so I stayed awake pretty much the whole night >.<
Posted 4/1/14
Yeah, it is the most weirdest thing ever! I was so shocked and scared that I couldn't move and when I tried to speak no sounds came out. Hope it never happens again!
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You can enter lucid dreaming through this method.

It's painfully scary beyond all measure if you don't know what's happening.
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Like a flash grenade.

I haven't experience sleep paralysis. But I did experience tremendous blood lost that resulted a sudden lost of vision. I couldn't see anything. I tried to open and close my eyes several times but my vision was like a static tv. Inside, I panicked. Telling myself, "fuck, I'm blind." And, a very cold sweat ran down from my forehead to my cheek.
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Like a flash grenade.

I haven't experience sleep paralysis. But I did experience tremendous blood lost that resulted a sudden lost of vision. I couldn't see anything. I tried to open and close my eyes several times but my vision was like a static tv. Inside, I panicked. Telling myself, "fuck, I'm blind." And, a very cold sweat ran down from my forehead to my cheek.


..... I hope your vision is 100% back.
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Magical-Soul wrote:


onibrotonel wrote:

Like a flash grenade.

I haven't experience sleep paralysis. But I did experience tremendous blood lost that resulted a sudden lost of vision. I couldn't see anything. I tried to open and close my eyes several times but my vision was like a static tv. Inside, I panicked. Telling myself, "fuck, I'm blind." And, a very cold sweat ran down from my forehead to my cheek.


..... I hope your vision is 100% back.


That would be awesome.
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I just had my first sleep paralysis experience a few weeks ago. Came home from school after taking a final exam, and went to bed. Next thing I knew, I was mentally awake, but I could not get my body to move. I could hear my dad washing the dishes and dragging the trash bin up our driveway, but I couldn't speak or move at all. Couldn't even open my eyes! You know the feeling you get when you can tell someone else is in the room with you? That was what I felt. There was a strange pressure on the side of my bed (not including me). It was like fighting this weird invisible force, and eventually I got free and left my room. Yeah, I know there's a scientific explanation, but being Asian... you know how superstitious we are.
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