HAVE ANY OF YOU HAD SLEEPING PARALYSIS?

  • MartinMPL

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    Mar 25, 2013 11:14 PM GMT
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    Mar 26, 2013 2:48 AM GMT
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  • Rhi_Bran

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    Mar 26, 2013 3:09 AM GMT
    Oh, yes. I have had sleep paralysis many times. It was terrifying the first time, but now I find it fascinating since I'm able to figure out what's going on before it all clears up.

    Generally, I don't get it during full sleep, I get it when I'm very tired in the middle of the day and decide to take a nap. I almost always get it when I end up falling asleep in the car.

    It's not a disease. It's simply you becoming fully or mostly conscious before your brain properly terminates an REM sleep cycle. You see, when you go sleep, your brain paralyzes your body to a degree to prevent you from flopping about too much during your dreams (this is called muscle atonia). If for some reason your brain lags and doesn't end this state before you wake up, you suffer sleep paralysis. That's as simple as I can state it.

    I've never seen an evil witch humping me (lol?), but for me it's sometimes accompanied by an overwhelming rushing / buzzing feeling in my head accompanied by a loud percussive noise. It's actually called "exploding head syndrome" (a bit too dramatic of a name), here's a link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exploding_head_syndrome
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    Mar 26, 2013 4:50 AM GMT
    I've had this a few times. Was honestly a terrifying thing before I knew what it was. With mine, all I heard was some kind of demon-like scream. I felt there was a downward pressure in the room and it felt like I was being watched. Seriously thought I was about to be dragged to hell or something. Thank god for webMD lol
  • Medjai

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    Mar 26, 2013 5:07 AM GMT
    You should try having vocal paralysis. We'd all be eternally grateful.
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    Mar 26, 2013 5:18 AM GMT
    Ya, thought I was gonna die lol
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    Mar 26, 2013 6:27 AM GMT
    Medjai saidYou should try having vocal paralysis. We'd all be eternally grateful.


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    Mar 26, 2013 6:44 AM GMT
    I don't think I have, but sometimes, though rarely, I wake up with a dead arm. Scared the crap out of me first time it happened. No feeling in arm, just a dead, limp mass you have to lift up with your other arm to get circulation going again.
  • kenanna

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    Mar 26, 2013 6:52 AM GMT
    if you get it during full sleep it's probably not sleep paralysis but just you dreaming. sleep paralysis happens during the hypnogagic states, usually for patients with narcolepsy.

    I get that like once a month... funny stuff..
  • MartinMPL

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    Mar 26, 2013 9:01 AM GMT
    Rhi_Bran saidOh, yes. I have had sleep paralysis many times. It was terrifying the first time, but now I find it fascinating since I'm able to figure out what's going on before it all clears up.

    Generally, I don't get it during full sleep, I get it when I'm very tired in the middle of the day and decide to take a nap. I almost always get it when I end up falling asleep in the car.

    It's not a disease. It's simply you becoming fully or mostly conscious before your brain properly terminates an REM sleep cycle. You see, when you go sleep, your brain paralyzes your body to a degree to prevent you from flopping about too much during your dreams (this is called muscle atonia). If for some reason your brain lags and doesn't end this state before you wake up, you suffer sleep paralysis. That's as simple as I can state it.

    I've never seen an evil witch humping me (lol?), but for me it's sometimes accompanied by an overwhelming rushing / buzzing feeling in my head accompanied by a loud percussive noise. It's actually called "exploding head syndrome" (a bit too dramatic of a name), here's a link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exploding_head_syndrome


    I like the way you explain things... good job!
  • MartinMPL

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    Mar 26, 2013 9:03 AM GMT
    Hitm4up saidI've had this a few times. Was honestly a terrifying thing before I knew what it was. With mine, all I heard was some kind of demon-like scream. I felt there was a downward pressure in the room and it felt like I was being watched. Seriously thought I was about to be dragged to hell or something. Thank god for webMD lol


    haha sounds scary!
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    Mar 26, 2013 1:47 PM GMT
    I've had it 7-10 times in my life now..

    The first few times a shadow man would watch me. One time a guy was on top if me laughing at me..


    The scariest one was my head was kinda off the bed a little bit, a woman with a robe and chains walked up to my face stared at me and walked away..

    Now that I get it so often I don't hallucinate anymore and if I do I get really pissed and beat the shit out of them. The other night a gnome thing was on my back, I punched the shit out of it, or atleast I made it happen lol

    Now I just have out of body experiences with it
  • Rhi_Bran

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    Mar 27, 2013 1:59 AM GMT
    The first few times a shadow man would watch me.

    Calling it now, it's totally Slenderman.
  • UVaRob9

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    Mar 27, 2013 2:15 AM GMT
    Part and parcel with my narcolepsy, unfortunately. It's pretty terrifying when it happens. My boyfriend was understandably freaked out by it the one time it's happened in the last year..