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the pursuit and discovery of subtle interactions between the geophysical/ meteorological environment and human behavior.
Within the commercial setting, we have pursued the possibility that control of experience, from depression to memory, may be simulated by transcerebral application of complex magnetic field patterns associated with activity of either endogenous or exogenous ligands at the synapses.
As a human being, I am concerned about the illusionary explanations for human consciousness and the future of human existence. Consequently after writing the Neuropsychological Base of God Beliefs (1987), I began the systematic application of complex electromagnetic fields to discern the patterns that will induce experiences (sensed presence) that are attributed to the myriad of ego-alien intrusions which range from gods to aliens. The research is not to demean anyone's religious/mystical experience but instead to determine which portions of the brain or its electromagnetic patterns generate the experience. Two thousand years of philosophy have taught us that attempting to prove or disprove realities may never have discrete verbal (linguistic) solutions because of the limitation of this measurement. The research has been encouraged by the historical fact that most wars and group degradations are coupled implicitly to god beliefs and to the presumption that those who do not believe the same as the experient are somehow less human and hence expendable. Although these egocentric propensities may have had adaptive significance, their utility for the species' future may be questionable.
Originally posted by Postal76
Enrikez, you are most definitely describing sleep paralysis. As far as being afraid to sleep, I'm not really sure what that's all about. Could your sleep be suffering because of stress?
Originally posted by Postal76As for you breathing problems, this actually sounds like sleep apnea. If you're not familiar with this, look it up. Are you overweight, by any chance?
Originally posted by Postal76BTW, do you ever experience auditory hallucinations? They are pretty common during sleep paralysis, at least in my experience. A lot of the time I hear several voices talking at once, or the deafening sound of my heart beating.
Originally posted by Enrikez
I've been having some strange events happen to me while I sleep over the last few months.
The first is an unfounded fear of falling asleep.
Although I wake up at 4:00am to go to work, I still try to stay awake as long as possible during the night. Even if I'm just mindlessly channel flipping. I sometimes stay awake entire nights like this and just get out of bed, have a shower, get some breakfast and go to work.
Othertimes, and this is where the fear comes in, I get right to the brink of sleep. You know that time I'm talking about, most don't remember the feeling if they've successfully fallen asleep, but if you've ever been woken right at that point you know that it is a jarring feeling. I go through this multiple times a night, if I even try to sleep at all. I'll jerk violently, and have a severe sense of dread, as I come back from the brink of sleep. My GF is very concerned, although I try to hide it from her.
When I awake, I have a feeling of annoyance and anger, once the fear has subsided. I may go on like this four or five times a night, before finally falling asleep. Always, when I think about sleeping, I feel a twinge of fear. And when I am actively falling asleep, I am consistantly jarred awake before I actually enter into sleep.
The second thing is becoming aware of a presence in the room and purposely wrenching (and I do not use that word lightly or for any other reason than what I actually do to myself) my mind awake. I could be sound asleep, only to have a feeling of fear, and of someone in the room with me (other than my GF), in my concious mind, and I forcefully tear myself awake. Even before my body is fully awake, I try to reach out towards whatever I sensed (I can always tell where in the room I thought it was) and speak. The words always come out mumbled and strained, as that of a mentally retarded person.
I have had occurances where there were others sleeping in the same house, in different rooms, who have come into my room at early morning hours after this happenening and asking what the 'horrible noise' was.
At first (within the first .5 seconds) when waking, I cannot move at all, nore speak. This passes very quickly, however and I can speak normally after the first sentence (usually "Who is that?" or something similar).
Third, I have begun having strange breathing problems when sleeping.
I sometimes am awakened by what I feel to be my own suffocation while sleeping. I awake with a very quick and hard inhaling breathe, sitting directly up in my bed, in shock.
although not always having the exact same symptoms every night, I have at least one or two happen mulitple times each and every night.
Is this related to sleep paralysis? I have no idea about what sleep paralysis is, and I have no idea about what is happening to me while I am trying to sleep, but I thought this may be a good place to ask.
I know this is not Alien related, but there is a lot of talk about sleep paralysis on this forum. I'm pretty sure there are some people here who are knowledgable on the topic.
Please help me figure out what is going on here.
Originally posted by Enrikez
I really hope you are just messing around with me.
Although the feelings I get and the weird electrocution feelings sometimes make me feel like there could be something strange happening, I'm still on the side of the fence that says this is pretty common and explainable by non-alien means.
I'm pretty scared at this time, because I felt like I was going to die today, and maybe I should take the earlier advise to see a doctor (I hate going to the doctor). I'm just really hoping people with the same experiences can tell me that my symptoms are normal and I don't have to worry about not waking up in the morning everytime I go to sleep.
Jesus, I'm only 26 years old. I have a lot to live for still.
EDIT to say that this thread was started when I was 24. I've been using it as my own personal question thread for two years. This thread and the posts in it are important to me and have helped me deal in the past.
[edit on 26-5-2008 by Enrikez]