posted on Nov, 19 2005 @ 06:33 PM
One of the easiest things you can do is sleep with a night light on. The light helps your brain wake up faster, and in the light you can see better
and know you are safe at home in bed. I find that if I go back to sleep right away I tend to go back into whatever bad dream or sleep condition I
left before I woke up so getting up and walking around, doing something else for a while helps. After about 15 minutes to a half hour, then I can go
back to sleep without much problem. Try to keep your room as uncluttered as possible, as piles of clothing, chairs, even coat racks can look like
something else when you are partially awake and in a susceptible state, so if you feel like someone is watching and you open your eyes and your
coatrack looms over you in the dark--it can look scary. Sometimes people will experience periods where the sleep paralysis recurrs regularly, then I
would check with a doctor, but if it has only happened occasionally like once every six months or so, chalk it up to a periodic blip.