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Posted 2/6/15 , edited 2/10/15
yes once a few years back a damn terrifying experience. the feeling of cold hands reaching into my chest and slowly squeezing my heart, I won't forget that for a long time.
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There was one time when i was staying at a house for a week. I felt like i was being pulled upwards in air while sleeping. I knew this should be a dream but it felt so real. When i woke up, i was sweating like crazy. It was really bizzare and nothing like that happened ever before in my sleep.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sleep_paralysis

Such an interesting read. I find myself enjoying reads on Wikipedia more and more. I'm getting old.

My episodes were particularly terrifying since I felt like I couldn't breathe. I really could not tell if they were real or not to this day.
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Yes! I have them at least twice a month or something. I find it pretty annoying because most of the time it's scary.

One time, I woke up with paralysis while I was laying on my side and I was facing the window. All of a sudden, a head full of hair started dangling over my shoulder onto the side of my face. I thought it was my sister being an idiot but she wasn't home at the time. I freaked the fuck out T-T Unable to move, I had to bear it and I closed my eyes so that I was able to wake up properly.

It's like my dreams are incorporated into my reality - i.e. what I see right in front of me. Weird stuff.

One other incident was when I woke up on my back facing the ceiling and saw Curious George (yes, the animated monkey) jumping around the ceiling. Trippy.
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I have chronic sleep paralysis, and I'm always afraid to go to sleep knowing it can and will happen.
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I have had sleep paralysis. I woke up and saw a girl really similar from the girl in the game tomb raider in my bathroom door. She was just staring through it...I was like.....so scared.
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Posted 2/7/15 , edited 2/7/15
I only had it once, and it only lasted a minute or two, nothing scary happened. Probably because I was well informed about it before it happened.
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Yes. Several times. Most recently, this morning. It was my fault, really. I tried to force myself into deep REM, and also control what sort of immediate dream I'd have. I managed to get the dream I wanted, more or less, but the process of actually falling and staying asleep was mucked up. I wasn't frightened, but it certainly felt strange. Thus far, forcing deep REM has only guaranteed that my dreams start off in my bedroom, with me sort of "rising up and out" of my body. It's a good test to see how well I've unconsciously memorized my home and neighborhood.
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Nope. But I have had more than one dream at night...
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Sometimes I do. But I don't have nightmares like that. I may have slept on my arm or leg weirdly and its difficult to move at all for a few minutes.
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Youza-whatnow?
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Yes, only once some months ago. I really had no idea what was going on, so it scared the shit out of me. Basically, I woke up slightly in that stage which I call "half-awake." I was sleeping on my back with my arms crossed over my chest, which is weird now that I think about it. I felt restricted, so I tried to move my arms. I couldn't really move them all that much. So I pushed up harder. Right as I was making progress they collapsed back down on my chest. It was then I got pretty damn angry and tried again. Only this time, I was having more trouble AND I began to hear this growling sound. I flipped like none other. I was terrified because I thought some sort of beast was on top of me and trying to assault me. I lost all hope pretty damn fast along with my anger, so I started praying because I literally felt that was all that I could do. I soon woke up completely. I bawled like a little girl. I started to do some reading on it, and found out it was sleep paralysis. I still couldn't go back to sleep though. And I was terrified of going to bed for the rest of the week.
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Yea, get it often enough, You can turn it into a stepping stone for lucid dreaming.
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It has happened countless time for me, but the experience of a person standing at the door with a hat has only occurred to me once, before when i didn't know what it was, i always thought it was some sort of possession, even though im not very religious i just have feelings that these things happens, so like if i thought it was some sort of demon i would always try to fight whatever it was, cussing and trying to hold my firsts up to fight it, it would then somehow stop (its kinda werid), but its nonetheless annoying when it happens because i know whats going on now and i just get really annoyed because it almost like something you have to wake up from otherwise when you try to go to sleep you basically feel as if you being sucked into a whole and that gets on my nerves.
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This was probably the first time this happened to me, I went to bed around 1am, woke up an hour later hearing the High school DxD theme tune and I saw a gloomy background of a public toilet in a park, something that looks like it belongs in a visual novel, I opened my eyes and noticed in the tall mirror facing my bed the girl from the ring, I tried moving, but I couldn't what so ever, like if you try to move a dead arm or a dead leg, you really want to move it, but it's just not happening.

I fell asleep and woke up 10 minutes later, again, unable to move, I looked in the mirror and again, saw the girl from the ring just standing there and then I heard radio static, I shut my eyes as hard as I could and I kept thinking to myself "This is a nightmare, this is a nightmare, just wake up!", then I snapped out of it, I was awake, able to move and pretty terrified about what just happened, as you would if you saw the girl from the ring standing in your mirror :P

As I said this was probably the first time I actually experienced sleep paralysis, and it was a pretty terrifying experience xD
Anyway, I'm interested, have you experienced sleep paralysis and if you have, what happened in them and how often do you experience it?


Hey OP, you forgot to put this image in your post, it's kinda obligatory..
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