posted on Aug, 11 2005 @ 08:43 AM
Yes it sounds like sleep paralysis. I never thought about what might cause it externally before, I thought it was all how a person's mind creates it,
but I suppose it could be triggered by external factors. Since sleep paralysis is like being caught between sleep and wakefulness, I suppose light
could somehow cause this. The light may mess up your body's ability to wake up fully for some reason, but I would have thought it would help you wake
up more (you are sleeping and someone pulls the curtains open at noon, you will be woken up rather quickly
). If this is something, it wouldn't be
caused by the moon but just light in general I would think. Perhaps only low-light somehow stops your body's sleep mechanism from turning off when
you awake. I really know nothing about it though.
I have always slept with my curtains slightly open, so a little bit of light from outside comes in against the wall at the back of my room, etc. But
the light never shines on me directly. Recently, I placed a new full-body mirror in my room which happens to reflect the moonlight (and streetlight
right in front of my house too probably) right onto my bed. I didn't like it, and I have had to crack my curtains open another way so that it
doesn't cast light on my bed like this, because I feel uncomfortable sleeping with it
. There was one night that I did leave it shining on my bed,
but I did not experience sleep paralysis. I have never experienced sleep paralysis.