Originally Posted by Enchanted
Yes, another thread involving sleep lol.
But seriously, the other threads reminded me of this. I was going to make a thread on it eventually anyway.
I get if somewhat often & it can be a very terrifying experience if you have no prior knowledge to it.
The first time I experienced it was when I was 14-15. I was sleeping on my back when all of a I sudden woke up. I tried moving myself but it felt like a force was holding me down. I also felt another presence in the room. Needless to say, I was sh*tting bricks. After awhile I felt breathing near my ear & saw shadows moving around in the darkness. After what felt like an eternity for me I was finally able to move. I hopped from my bed, threw my door open, & ran to the living room.
I was drenched in sweat & my heart was racing. I seriously thought a ghost, demon, or something was f*cking with me.
I told my mom the next day about it & she explained to me it was sleep paralysis. Apparently she got it fairly often when she was younger.
I looked up on the internet & that calmed my nerves quite a lot.
Whenever I get it now I just try stay calm & wait for it to pass. Although it still can be quite unnerving.
So how about you guys? Has it happened to you? How often? And what do you experience?
first time it happened to me it was terrifying. same experience as you did. but mine was footsteps coming towards me then the terror started. i just prayed, it put my mind at ease, it relaxed me then it went away.
i still get em from time to time but i learned how to deal with it by pickin up pointer from this lounge (theres a few sleep paralysis threads here already) and the net.
when i get it i let it ride. struggling and yelling wouldnt help. then if it gets a little too much i try wiggling my toes, thats when you start to regain physical movement then i snap out of it