Sleep paralysis

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by AskWazzup, Aug 19, 2011.

  1. Loxley

    Loxley Water Chip? Been There, Done That

    911
    Apr 11, 2003
    Know about it. Has happened when I have been messed upp due to jetlag or changed sleep pattern.

    It is quite a terrible experience.
     
  2. AskWazzup

    AskWazzup Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Aug 21, 2008
    Wow, this is more common than i thought. Thanks for all the tips!
     
  3. Kybaraian

    Kybaraian First time out of the vault

    22
    Aug 23, 2011
    I've gotten this quite a few times.
    It's where you wake up, but your brain hasn't exited REM. Or something.

    Pretty scary because you start hallucinating and sometimes you see creepy things.

    I saw Kayako before, and since I was paralyzed I couldn't escape.

    You have to really try and move to exit this.
    Kind of like, pushing out of a shell.
     
  4. Dirk Magirk

    Dirk Magirk Oscillating Presence oTO Orderite

    Oct 30, 2008
    I once managed to have a lucid dream one night by concentrating on keeping my mind focused on my field of vision - I fell into a dream but was fully aware and had a short little lucid dream before awaking with sleep paralysis - it was a rather unpleasant feeling. So I settled and soon got back into another lucid dream using the same technique. I was talking to a couple of dream humans in this second lucid dream of the night when I started to lose the lucidity of it - the faces of the two women I was talking to turned into those of horribly disfigured monster beasts, I awoke and again I had sleep paralysis. Now, I sleep with my eyes open, in that I fall asleep with them closed and they open about halfway whilst I sleep, so when I awoke I was unable to move at all, had a view of my room and the ceiling as I was lying on my back, and over standing over me staring in the face were these two disfigured abominations. I panicked as I was indeed awake but couldn't move and could still see these things. It really was the strangest thing, as it's not as if I dreamt I woke up and then actually woke up - I did indeed wake up, eyes open, paralyzed, with these things there. Anyway, I eventually managed to twitch some muscle which snapped my motor systems back into action, the figures standing over me faded before I was able to move, altogether it wasn't long that I was paralyzed - maybe ten seconds. Not something I'd like to repeat, though it was pretty neat.
     
  5. :::SILUS:::

    :::SILUS::: Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    313
    Aug 18, 2011
    Never had sleep paralysis but did experience something maybe equally terrifying. I remember feeling the most incredible sense of fear, just a sheer mindnumbing horror (lasted maybe a second) while asleep. Upon waking up and opening my eyes i find myself standing in the middle of my room. Needles to say, that's where the shitwheel in my head really kicked in. It took me about 20 seconds to find the light switch in the dark and about an hour to collect myself and to find the balls for turning off the light again and closing my eyes.
     
  6. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign Boom Boom Staff Member Moderator

    Apr 1, 2005
    Have had this happen once. Woke up and I heard loud banging and saw a ghostly image. I couldn't move the whole time. Scared the piss out of me because my whole bed shook.Hypnogogic images and sleep paralysis can occur because of medications, sleep deprivation. stress, and a whole bunch of other reasons we don't probably understand.
    TBH sleeping on your side will most likely stop it and it has occasionally worked for some others .The key is to realize what is happening and not to be afraid because you can't stop it if it's happening. Just realize that it's your brain shutting down your bodies movement because your in a "dream state" that separates your consciousness to the "dreamworld" ,thereby causing a kind of feedback that leaves the body feeling dead.
    No worries though. That is the extent of my knowledge on the subject. :D


    BTW to the above user: That is called a Out-Of-Body Experience and is very normal.