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originally posted by: stormcell
Your neighbor wasn't doing their laundry by any chance? I used to have "shaking bed syndrome" and traced it down to an apartment block with a timber frame and washing machines in each kitchen.
originally posted by: strongfp
When I was a kid I used to get instances like this. Then it just stopped one day for a few years. Till I was about 10-11.
This time, I had episodes like you said. I told my mom and she sort of went into a panic.
We went to my doctor, and he explained that it's quite common in children, but they never really say anything because it's associated with either a fear, or a bad dream. And parents dismiss it as just that, a bad dream.
One night my mom was checking on me and I had one of these episodes, I could see everything around me, see my mom standing in the door way checking on me, but I felt like I was shaking and the room was spinning. When I finally came too I told her what had happened, she told me she didn't see anything, that I was just lying there looking around. The kicker of the story, it was all in my head, a nightmare, I felt like I was trashing, sweating, shaking, seeing the room spin, but I was just lying there with my eyes open looking around.
while lucidly paralyzed with my eyes open my body started vibrating violently, or so it seemed. It actually felt like my body was shaking eventually. It started out mild, then slowly progressed until I felt like there was a silent lawnmower attached to my bed somehow.
originally posted by: spacemanjupiter
I had an experience a few weeks ago with sleep paralysis. Sleep paralysis is nothing new to me, nor am I afraid of it. In fact, I embrace it and love the experience. I always fall into it with my eyes open and can sometimes lucidly control the outcome or what I see.
This time, after a minute or two, while lucidly paralyzed with my eyes open my body started vibrating violently, or so it seemed. It actually felt like my body was shaking eventually. It started out mild, then slowly progressed until I felt like there was a silent lawnmower attached to my bed somehow. I vividly remember while this was happening noticing that my heart rate was still incredibly calm and soft. Not something I expected at that moment. Although, the vibration eventually got so strong that anxiety must have kicked me out of the experience. Maybe it was something medical related, but judging from how calm my heart rate was I feel that it was more of a sensation rather than my body actually vibrating or shaking, so I don't feel there was something wrong medically. It was quite an eye opening experience though, and if anyone else has had this experience while in sleep paralysis I wouldn't mind hearing about it.
I suppose I posted this here because my sleep paralysis experiences are incredibly strange and varied sometimes, but I love experiencing them.