I think I literally died in my sleep this morning I'm really ...

  • RainBow_Drago...

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    Apr 04, 2014 8:12 PM GMT
    went to sleep at around 3AM last night , because I was up partying, that I got too tired.

    After sleeping, I heard mom's voice yelling and screaming, and kicking me to wake me up, and I'm lying there still,could not breathe or move. Suddenly, everything was dark in my eyes, and I could see a small blinking shining light. It was blinking in the middle of that darkness. I just felt I was going to die.
    I felt my mom rub my arm back and fourth calling my name.
    She kept calling my name and I heard her, I woke up, but I could not move or speak at all. My body was numb, she asked me what was wrong. I told her I had a bad dream.

    I don't know if this was a near-death experience...Can anyone explain? Could this have been just a dream and that I have health issues leading this to happen to me? This has never happened to me before, Thanks!
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    Apr 04, 2014 8:13 PM GMT
    Just a dream or hallucinations icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Apr 04, 2014 8:14 PM GMT
    dream probably mixed with sleep paralysis, or temporarily experience an inability to move upon waking up.
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    Apr 04, 2014 8:14 PM GMT
    Allergies.
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    Apr 04, 2014 8:19 PM GMT
    Effects
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    Rohypnol


    how's your ass feel?
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    Apr 04, 2014 8:22 PM GMT
    That's sleep paralysis.
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    Apr 04, 2014 8:24 PM GMT
    It sounds like sleep paralysis but it's weird you recall a bright light so maybe it was a mixture of sleep paralysis, exhaustion and the booze in your system. I always drink 2 - 3 pints of water before I go to bed after drinking so maybe try that next time.
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    Apr 04, 2014 8:27 PM GMT
    James_Thunder_Early saidThat's sleep paralysis.


    hmmm, reallyicon_neutral.gif And I thought I was being raptured into the heavensicon_lol.gif
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    Apr 04, 2014 8:32 PM GMT
    HamsterCheeks saidIt sounds like sleep paralysis but it's weird you recall a bright light so maybe it was a mixture of sleep paralysis, exhaustion and the booze in your system. I always drink 2 - 3 pints of water before I go to bed after drinking so maybe try that next time.


    Oh really? I didn't know that. Thanks for the tipicon_smile.gif
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    Apr 04, 2014 8:37 PM GMT
    RainBow_Dragon2000 said
    HamsterCheeks saidIt sounds like sleep paralysis but it's weird you recall a bright light so maybe it was a mixture of sleep paralysis, exhaustion and the booze in your system. I always drink 2 - 3 pints of water before I go to bed after drinking so maybe try that next time.


    Oh really? I didn't know that. Thanks for the tipicon_smile.gif


    It won't cure sleep paralysis but that comes and goes so you may not even experience that again but at least if you can't move in the morning you won't die of dehydration because you drank the water the night before.
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    Apr 04, 2014 9:09 PM GMT
    "I woke up, but I could not move or speak at all. My body was numb, she asked me what was wrong. I told her I had a bad dream."

    Before we examine this scientifically, I have to ask a few questions.
    If you could not speak, how did you answer her?
    If you could not move, why is your mother in your bedroom?
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    Apr 04, 2014 9:12 PM GMT
    RainBow_Dragon2000 said
    James_Thunder_Early saidThat's sleep paralysis.


    hmmm, reallyicon_neutral.gif And I thought I was being raptured into the heavensicon_lol.gif


    It can feel like that, I've had a few times and it's terrifying.
  • RainBow_Drago...

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    Apr 04, 2014 9:29 PM GMT
    JohnSpotter said"I woke up, but I could not move or speak at all. My body was numb, she asked me what was wrong. I told her I had a bad dream."

    Before we examine this scientifically, I have to ask a few questions.
    If you could not speak, how did you answer her?
    If you could not move, why is your mother in your bedroom?


    1- That was later.
    2-She was waking me up to fix something.
  • LJay

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    Apr 05, 2014 4:15 AM GMT
    Talk to a doctor about it.
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    Apr 05, 2014 5:34 AM GMT
    Doesn't sound like sleep paralysis. Sounds like hypnagogia or possibly you were fading between a hypnagogic state and some variety of a lucid dream, possibly brought on by your partying, lack of complete sleep and REM sleep interrupted by your mother kicking you.

    My solution: stop the drugs and tell your mom to stop kicking you while you sleep.
  • Rhi_Bran

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    Apr 05, 2014 6:20 AM GMT
    theantijock saidDoesn't sound like sleep paralysis. Sounds like hypnagogia or possibly you were fading between a hypnagogic state and some variety of a lucid dream, possibly brought on by your partying, lack of complete sleep and REM sleep interrupted by your mother kicking you.

    My solution: stop the drugs and tell your mom to stop kicking you while you sleep.


    He wasn't able to move, so I'd say that is sleep paralysis. Hypnagogia is merely a word that describes the transition from wakefulness to sleep - there is such a thing as hypnagogic sleep paralysis, which occurs as one is falling asleep. This is opposed to hypnopompic sleep paralysis, which occurs upon "waking" from sleep before muscle atonia fades. Seeing as the paralysis occurred upon being woken suddenly, I'd say his was a case of hypnopompic paralysis, not hypnagogic.

    RainBow, sleep paralysis is a thing which most people experience a few times in their life - it's the result of either becoming aware upon waking before your brain terminates REM muscle atonia, or remaining aware as your brain is shutting down your muscles for sleep. It's terrifying, yes, but not a near-death experience.

    Hallucinations are common with sleep paralysis, which would explain the lights. You are in fact able to breath when you suffer sleep paralysis, but only at the very slow and steady rate that a sleeping person would (because your breathing is involuntary while you sleep, so it is when you're suffering sleep paralysis). Rarely one can have auditory hallucinations. I've had what is called "exploding head syndrome", which is a violently loud buzzing noise and sensation in the head that accompanies sleep paralysis.

    I've endured many bouts with sleep paralysis and it's generally associated with breaking your circadian rhythm (ie, napping at odd times during the day), excessive intake of caffeine or alcohol, sleeping in a place you don't normally sleep in (which can activate a hyper-vigilant state within the subconscious), or sleeping after spending a long time awake. Hell, I never take naps because I almost always suffer sleep paralysis afterwards.
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    Apr 05, 2014 6:47 AM GMT
    Sounds like sleep paralysis to me too. I experienced that twice. It was a weird sensation. I was conscious but I couldn't move for what felt like 5 minutes. In my culture, they would say you're being oppressed by ghosts or spirits.

    I tend to lean toward scientific explanation and say it's sleep paralysis.
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    Apr 05, 2014 7:06 AM GMT
    Rhi_Bran said
    theantijock saidDoesn't sound like sleep paralysis. Sounds like hypnagogia or possibly you were fading between a hypnagogic state and some variety of a lucid dream, possibly brought on by your partying, lack of complete sleep and REM sleep interrupted by your mother kicking you.

    My solution: stop the drugs and tell your mom to stop kicking you while you sleep.


    He wasn't able to move, so I'd say that is sleep paralysis. Hypnagogia is merely a word that describes the transition from wakefulness to sleep - there is such a thing as hypnagogic sleep paralysis, which occurs as one is falling asleep. This is opposed to hypnopompic sleep paralysis, which occurs upon "waking" from sleep before muscle atonia fades. Seeing as the paralysis occurred upon being woken suddenly, I'd say his was a case of hypnopompic paralysis, not hypnagogic.

    RainBow, sleep paralysis is a thing which most people experience a few times in their life - it's the result of either becoming aware upon waking before your brain terminates REM muscle atonia, or remaining aware as your brain is shutting down your muscles for sleep. It's terrifying, yes, but not a near-death experience.

    Hallucinations are common with sleep paralysis, which would explain the lights. You are in fact able to breath when you suffer sleep paralysis, but only at the very slow and steady rate that a sleeping person would (because your breathing is involuntary while you sleep, so it is when you're suffering sleep paralysis). Rarely one can have auditory hallucinations. I've had what is called "exploding head syndrome", which is a violently loud buzzing noise and sensation in the head that accompanies sleep paralysis.

    I've endured many bouts with sleep paralysis and it's generally associated with breaking your circadian rhythm (ie, napping at odd times during the day), excessive intake of caffeine or alcohol, sleeping in a place you don't normally sleep in (which can activate a hyper-vigilant state within the subconscious), or sleeping after spending a long time awake. Hell, I never take naps because I almost always suffer sleep paralysis afterwards.


    Very little of the body moves under the direction of consciousness during sleep--ie an erection and eye movement can be consciously controlled--so not being able to move during sleep does not necessarily indicate the experience known as sleep paralysis. It could be any various dream state.

    I suggested not sleep paralysis because the OP describes feeling his mother rubbing his arm so that level of awareness of surroundings and of bodily sensations suggests to me hypnagogia, not what's commonly known or experienced as sleep paralysis, which I qualified because it seems from the OP's description that he was falling in and out of different conscious states which is not uncommon, certainly not while drug induced and not while being consciously in control of his own conscious states or while in the early stages of figuring out one's own mind such that the dreamer might not have very good stability in any particular state thereby unknowingly fading from one to the other. What the OP described sounded like such a mixed bag.

    As to your own issues with what you describe as exploding head--pardon my finding that such a funny way to describe it, but, remembering my childhood, I do know exactly what you are talking about--and how you describe your own experiences with sleep paralysis as something you feel you "endure", I would suggest again, as I believe we've had this same conversation before--unless I'm thinking of someone else but I think it was you--that were you willing to do the work, to find your way beyond what you are experiencing, you would open for yourself a whole other area of consciousness to explore.
  • TheSkyWasYell...

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    Apr 08, 2014 8:22 PM GMT
    Unless you have an underlying, potentially fatal health problem (and I'm assuming you're not old enough to die of old age), it was simply a bizarre dream.