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Sleep Paralysis Experiences
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Scary and exhilirating
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23 / M / The null void
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had it before. it was kinda crazy when your not expecting it, but if you do it right it came lead to lucid dreaming.
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23 / M / AZ
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It used to happen to me all the time but I haven't had it in a while.
It's scary not being able feel your arms or open your eyes. It used to happen so much that I would try to knock over stuff so that I could fully wake up. It also sucked when the dogs would try to wake me up by licking my face.
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Having it a few times. I somehow know I was dreaming but I couldn't wake up.
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I've experienced it every now and then since I was about twelve years old. The first time was when I first started experiencing chronic insomnia and was taking Tylenol PM which didn't do anything so I went to the doctor and they prescribed Ambien CR. Well, that first night I didn't realize I was supposed to stop taking the Tylenol PM and ended up taking one pill of each only to wake up in the middle of the night with this... demonic goblin/monkey hybrid thing crawling out of the shadows to stand on my chest and attempt to suck my soul out of me. Of course, during this time I couldn't move and even though I felt like I was screaming as hard as I could, I wasn't.

Since then I hadn't experienced it again until I was18, shortly after the first first time the dosage for a tricyclic antidepressant (Nortriptyline) was increased, which is something I take to try and prevent how many migraines I was getting. Unfortunately, for a couple of weeks it lead to some flat out weird lucid dreams as well as two bouts of sleep paralysis that I can remember, the first being me waking up on my stomach as I watched this tall, lanky black ghoul-like figure with this huge toothy smile take form out of a shadow in the corner of my room that proceeded to walk up to me, stand on my back with one foot, and lean over and whisper in my ear, "Wake up or you're gonna die..." Thankfully I woke up before long, but since I'd only slept for an hour or two before that happened I stubbornly tried to go back to sleep only to immediately wake back up with him standing on me again with that same grin only this time he sounded irritated as he continued to whisper, "You really are going to die if you don't wake up right now." I got out of bed as quickly as I could move after that. I still remember that both times after I woke up it still felt like there was the lingering sensation of someone standing on my back.

The next time it happened it was (as far as I know) a strange mix of lucid dreaming and sleep paralysis as I woke up on my back unable to move anything but my eyes and my head (just barely), feeling like I was surrounded by pillows and like there was an invisible presence in the room, which terrified me more than either of the previous experiences for some reason. After a while I was able to get out of bed and stumble into the living room only to black out and wake back up in bed unable to move again. This happened two or three times before I actually woke up and I've never been so unsure about whether I was awake or not as I was then.

Since then it occasionally happens when I try to force myself to sleep, whether it's because I haven't slept for 20+ hours, or because I woke up after only sleeping for an hour or two. These incidents have been shorter and less terrifying, though still a mixture of being somewhat scary and annoying and always seem to spawn from a (semi-)lucid dream.
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Without giving others nightmars, I normally will feel something touching me, normally grabbing or stroking in a creepy manner. I also will hear giggling or heavy breathing.
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DudeItsMark wrote:

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.

Share your experiences.


I see you remember our experience together, Mark. Do you miss me? I miss you.
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For whatever reason, I get sleep paralysis really often if I end up falling asleep on my back. I don't see hallucinations though. It's come to the point now where instead of freaking out I just try to stay calm and wait till it ends. The worst is when you want to say something but your mouth cannot move.
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Posted 10/18/14 , edited 10/18/14
Last time it happened to me, I felt like something was in my room but managed to get a look at the time, saw it was like 6am and thought "Monsters don't come out this early." And went back to sleep.

Plus, knowing how it happens helps in making it a little less scurry. Yay for science.
Posted 10/18/14
sleep is safe and not so terrifying for me but i've had a few auditory hallucinations the second i fall to sleep.
Posted 10/18/14
It has happened to me once; 4 years ago. The most terrifying experience of my life.

I just remember laying on my back in bed, room completely dark and I had this shadowy figure standing on the side of my bed staring at me. It had it's arms extended out toward me and all of a sudden, it's hands were wrapped around my throat. I remember trying to call out but I couldn't speak, breath, or even move. I'm not exactly sure how long it lasted but it felt like it lasted a long time and I woke up in the same position I was in, in the "nightmare" with my heart racing and gasping for air. I couldn't go back to sleep after and for the longest time I didn't know what the hell that was all about because that was the first time it had ever happened.
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Yeah I woke up one night, couldn't move and so I lay there for about an hour till out of the corner of my eyes I saw a loli come up to me and start to lick my ears and was acting so yandere. I was so turned on I shat my pants.
Posted 10/18/14
I had a similar nightmare aboiut being operated on, being unable to move under anethesia but feeling horrible pain.. I think I watched something similar on tv before I went to sleep. It stayed with me though.
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I've encountered it so many times and at this point I just close my eyes and wait for things to go back to normal. the first time I got it was last year and a shadow man wearing a hat was standing before me, looking like he was about to touch my face. I couldn't move or speak so I was terrified, but ever since then I always close my eyes and just go with the flow
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Posted 10/18/14
This happens to me every other night. It's gotten to the point where it's more annoying than scary.
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