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Old 05-17-14, 03:15 PM   #1
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Anyone else experience this? I hate this.
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Old 05-17-14, 03:29 PM   #2
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It has happened to me once or twice and it was terrifying. I didn't know what to think was happening at first.
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Old 05-18-14, 12:22 PM   #3
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I had to google what that is.

It sounds similar to when sometimes I'm having a nightmare and then suddenly I'm aware I'm dreaming and try to wake myself up by opening my eyes, but I can't -- most of time, I would dream that I have woken up and the dream changes ... When this happens, it's pretty scary, but sleep paralysis sounds hundred times worst than that.
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also had to look it up...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sleep_paralysis
sounds pretty terrible... hope you can get past it. from wikipedia it sounds like something related to several other things.
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Happened to me at least a few times in my life, curiously, only after I became an adult AFAICR ...... it's a disconcerting experience, but since I have heard it mentioned many times from relatives & friends(with explanation of the phenomenon) even as a child, it was never terrifying, and I realized exactly what's happening almost immediately when it happened, and they usually don't last long at all.
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Happen to me while in college. Lack of sleep and not taking care of myself during those years. I guess you're either stress out or not enough sleep. It's when the brain is awake and the body isn't. Try a new routine of rest. Go away for a vacation to relax.
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Do you guys have nightmares assc. with the sleep paralysis?
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I've had this happen to me numerous time before. Being not able to do anything is quite scary. It hasn't happened to me in awhile though. Although, the times that it has occurred I don't recall having a bad dream at all.

I remember talking to my friends about this once and one of them called it a 'ghost-press.' She remarked it was some sort of entity trying to hold you down. Not sure if I buy that one or not

As for me, I believe that somehow you're in state of being half way awake and half way being asleep and for those few minutes where the paralysis occurs is when your body is not in sync with it's nervous system.
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I would probably flip out.
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Had this happen to me a few times. One time I was lying on my stomach with my face in the pillow and probably came dangerously close to suffocating! Scariest thing ever. Every time it happens I am 100% mentally aware, and have figured out that the only physical control I have over my body is my breathing. To get out I have to breathe as deep and as fast as I can and use every bit of my strength to try to move an arm or leg, and once I get something to move I just "snap out of it" and am fine. Scary though.
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Happens to me all the time, its very unpleasant but not a big deal.
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Happen to me while in college. Lack of sleep and not taking care of myself during those years. I guess you're either stress out or not enough sleep. It's when the brain is awake and the body isn't. Try a new routine of rest. Go away for a vacation to relax.
Same here, I think lack of sleep or weird sleeping patterns and stress may play a role when in college. I remember dosing off temporarily during a speech in a auditorium and then woke up, I could not move my legs or arms or anything for like 4 or 5 seconds even though I was awake and started to get worried after trying for a few seconds, very strange, maybe it was just the sitting position I was in played a role too.

I would also just hear what sounded like a news broadcast/someone talking nonstop when I was asleep, I heard a lot of people experience that when you are in college and listening to people talking for long periods of time.

I can fall asleep with the tv on and have a dream that coincides with the dialogue of what is on and am hearing. I have had dreams of waking up from a dream, one was so vivid I thought I woke up from a dream and was just laying in bed, I felt my cushion move and get compressed like someone got on my bed and kept moving closer to me, I started panicking and pretended to be asleep and then heard a scary gurgling growling noise near my head, I woke up suddenly and swung at what I was hearing and temporarily thought I saw some kind of figure and fell out of bed into my nightstand and then reached for my gun to only realize I was just dreaming, my heart was beating like crazy.

The dreams you have on medication is a whole other story.

If a room is well lit you generally will not have nightmares.

The sleep paralysis where you see figures/beings around you and can't move sounds terrifying, never want to experience that, some people attribute that experience as to why some people think they have been abducted by aliens as the experience can be so terrifying and realistic.
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Came across this TED video which explains what happens during sleep paralysis.

http://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-terror...ami-angelowicz
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Waking up and feeling like someone is standing on your back is a very uncomfortable feeling.
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happened 3-4 times so far, very long time ago though, except the last one was very recent. It is always scary, you see a random object in your room differently, either it looks like a person or a monster, you can't move, or talk, it usually ends in a minute, and ends up with a headache. Very ****ty feeling, and something you'll never experience elsewhere.
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