Originally posted by info_junkee
...im laying on my side smoking a joint and i doze off.
Seriously, what am i supposed to think when i see this in a post? I have been known to do that back in the day, so i'm not giving you crap,
but...the first thing i thought when I read your second post: Was it laced?
Have you had these experiences while not under the influence of any drugs? Do you notice substances have any effect on the dreams, such as how
powerful they are or how long they last? Is it more like an altered state? or like you are fully concouss and aware the whole time while still unable
to move? Do you have a tendancy to sleep with your eyes open?
I have known people that have experienced similar if not the same phenonmena. My friend went to sleep labs, psychologists and psychaitrists. The
best thing they could tell him, i learned in a high school psychology class. There are 4 stages of sleep before REM sleep
- the aplha stage (stage one), which can be duplicated while sitting in your recliner watching TV.
-"Stage 2 is a period of light sleep during which polysomnographic readings show intermittent peaks and valleys, or positive and negative waves.
These waves indicate spontaneous periods of muscle tone mixed with periods of muscle relaxation. Muscle tone of this kind can be seen in other stages
of sleep as a reaction to auditory stimuli. The heart rate slows, and body temperature decreases. At this point, the body prepares to enter deep
-"Three and four- These are deep sleep stages, with Stage 4 being more intense than Stage 3. These stages are known as slow-wave, or delta, sleep.
During slow-wave sleep, especially during Stage 4, the electromyogram records slow waves of high amplitude, indicating a pattern of deep sleep and
(This is the important part-during this stage of sleep sleep it is hard if not almost impossible to wake someone up. This phase lasts only about
fifteen minutes at the maximum. If you were to wake up during this phase of sleep your muscles would be so relaxed that you couldn't move, like
taking a bunch of flexerall. This phenomena is very pronounced in some, not so much in others. Please note that drugs do interfere with the stages
of sleep, causing some peole to skip or to not go through some stages of sleep)
"The period of non-REM sleep (NREM)is comprised of Stages 1-4 and lasts from 90 to 120 minutes, each stage lasting anywhere from 5 to 15 minutes.
Surprisingly, however, Stages 2 and 3 repeat backwards before REM sleep is attained. So, a normal sleep cycle has this pattern: waking, stage 1, 2, 3,
4, 3, 2, REM. Usually, REM sleep occurs 90 minutes after sleep onset."
quotes taken from www.sleepdisorderchannel.net...
[edit on 3-5-2005 by Eyeofhorus]