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Can someone tell me wtf is wrong with me?

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posted on Aug, 8 2006 @ 09:21 AM
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AT LEAST twice a week i get into the same ol weird state in my sleep. Its a little hard to explain, but please b'ere with me

so, i basically wake up HALF-WAY, i cant move anything on my body, including my tongue or anything else, and i feel this STRONG urge to scream or call for help (i have no idea why, but the place im at freaks me out for some reason)

sometimes im in my room, sometimes im in soe other place (so the background always changes)

its like im scared of being in the place im at, but here's the weird part, whenever i try to scream or call for someone, i cant! all i can do is make a low noise with my throat




posted on Aug, 8 2006 @ 09:24 AM
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Originally posted by DemonzNMySleep
AT LEAST twice a week i get into the same ol weird state in my sleep. Its a little hard to explain, but please b'ere with me

so, i basically wake up HALF-WAY, i cant move anything on my body, including my tongue or anything else, and i feel this STRONG urge to scream or call for help (i have no idea why, but the place im at freaks me out for some reason)

its like im scared of being in the place im at, but here's the weird part, whenever i try to scream or call for someone, i cant! all i can do is make a low noise with my throat



posted on Aug, 8 2006 @ 09:29 AM
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Originally posted by kuhl

Originally posted by DemonzNMySleep
AT LEAST twice a week i get into the same ol weird state in my sleep. Its a little hard to explain, but please b'ere with me

so, i basically wake up HALF-WAY, i cant move anything on my body, including my tongue or anything else, and i feel this STRONG urge to scream or call for help (i have no idea why, but the place im at freaks me out for some reason)

its like im scared of being in the place im at, but here's the weird part, whenever i try to scream or call for someone, i cant! all i can do is make a low noise with my throat



posted on Aug, 8 2006 @ 09:43 AM
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i've had that same experience since i was a kid.....only get it about once or twice a year now. usually when i'm extremely stressed out.

it is not sleep paralysis. you are actually dreaming that you are awake, but you are still asleep....not somewhere in between. you freak out because you think youre awake but you cant control anything. i have managed to teach myself over the years to realize that i am still sleeping and tell myself calm down and wake up....you still cant control the situation, but it calms you down, and that is important because once you relax, you wake up quicker and can go back to a normal sleep.....i'm no psychologist, but the more freaked out you get, the longer the dream occurs, so try to remember that it's just a dream. when you wake up, keep reminding yourself of what happened and eventually you will actually be able to remember that it is just a dream when it happens.

hope that helps.



[edit on 8-8-2006 by snafu7700]



posted on Aug, 8 2006 @ 09:46 AM
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It is sleep paralysis and it is possible to get yourself out of it.

You're afraid because:

a) you don't know why you can't move and
b) because you're not in control.



posted on Aug, 8 2006 @ 09:48 AM
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Originally posted by Akraites
It is sleep paralysis and it is possible to get yourself out of it.


i have been specifically told by doctors that it is completely different.



You're afraid because:

a) you don't know why you can't move and
b) because you're not in control.


could have sworn i just said that.

[edit on 8-8-2006 by snafu7700]



posted on Aug, 8 2006 @ 09:49 AM
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Yep sleep paralysis, it used to happen to me all the time but it has stopped now. Your brain releases a chemical that paralyzes you body so you dont move around while dreaming but in your case your mind is waking up but your body doesnt counteract the effect of paralysis and you are in this weird state. What I used to do is that when I recognized that I was having an episode I would simply just try to go back to sleep and would wake up minutes later without any problems. Its like your brain resets itself and then wakes up your body also.



posted on Aug, 8 2006 @ 09:51 AM
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@ Snafu

You didn't.

[edit on 8-8-2006 by Akraites]



posted on Aug, 8 2006 @ 10:10 AM
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It is sleep paralysis, and apparently its genetic. I had the exact same symptoms and sometimes a "buzzing" noise in my ears.I thought I was going insane untill I told my sister about it. She told me she used to have the same problem. She has really good medical at her workplace so she went to see a sleep specialist. He said it had something to do with a chemical "off switch" that doest get flipped when you wake up. The chemical is one that inhibits your movements while you sleep so you dont trhash about and break all your bones while flailing your arms and legs in whatever weird dreams you might be having. The oppisite of this is when the switch doesn't get "flipped" on when you go to sleep, these people tend to be those that talkin their sleep or sleepwalk a lot.

Anyways, back on topic. The doctor said that he had a lot of success by tricking your brain into "waking up" again. The best way that works for me and my sister is to RELAX (i know its hard) , close your eyes, and visualize and concentrate on your alarm clock going off. In your "dream state" your alarm will go off and wake you up. It takes some practice but once you got it its very easy and only takes a minute or two..

P.S. I'd say about one out of twenty time it happens, I would SWEAR that there was someone else in the room, sometimes I swear I even know who it is but i forget when I wake up.
Anyone else?????

EDIT-------------------

I guess lector already said this.........sorry, I should read before I post

[edit on 8-8-2006 by Tiloke]



posted on Aug, 8 2006 @ 10:56 AM
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Originally posted by Akraites
@ Snafu

You didn't.


put your reading glass on:


Originally posted by snafu7700
you freak out because you think youre awake but you cant control anything.



posted on Aug, 8 2006 @ 04:13 PM
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thanks a lot for your responses, i swear i thought i was going crazy



posted on Aug, 8 2006 @ 05:51 PM
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You don't get the rest of the effect?

Mine are real "E-ticket" rides with lots of special effects. The ones I get early in the evening are usually a lot of fun. The 2AM ones are particularly nasty.

I get the full meal deal with my sleep paralysis. The early ones feature visits from the blue doctors, the dog monks (hard to describe), the elf ladies, the bodiless female voice etc.

The 2AM ones, ah, that's tough. I get marauding greys, invisible demons, dead people, old instructors, the "something's in the room" monster and so on.

I've found I can generally disrupt the 2AM ones by picking it to pieces logically...that wall doesn't have a window, there's no chair over there, I shouldn't be able to see this well in the dark and so on. Eventually I can cause so many contradictions it just ends.

The really awful ones are hard to concentrate long enough to do that, so I've found if I can get one finger to wiggle, it's over.



posted on Aug, 8 2006 @ 06:12 PM
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I can remember 3 times this happening to me.

The first time, I was sleeping with girlfriend and we had our backs to each other (happens after a number of years) When I felt fingers slip under my shoulder and hips. I then was lifted straight up, pulled away from the bed and turned to face me
and my girl on the bed. I was horrified. I fought and finally broke free, waking up
in the same position I had started.

The second time, I had just got to my folks house after a long plane trip. I was
exhausted and went straight to bed. As soon as I hit the bed I saw a shadow of
a man outside the window open the window and crawl in under the blinds. He proceded
to go to the dresser that was directly ahead of the bed. I thought it was real 'cuz I
didn't have the overwhelming feeling of dread usually accompanying these episodes.
I had made up my mind to jump out of bed and tackle this guy but couldn't move. So I
realised what was going on and fought my way to wake up. Of course nothing in the
room was disarray.

The third, I was sleeping and felt that overwhelming feeling of dread, gloom, and despair and immediately knew what was happening. I had the gut feeling that someone was behind me and was going to pull the pillow out from my head. I just knew that was going to happen. So being aware of what was happening I decided to go with the flow and see what happened. The dread feeling kept increasing until I was literally in a sweaty panick. I couldn't do it. I had to give up and fight my way out.

Any ways the experience can very frightening. Even when I know what's going on.



posted on Aug, 8 2006 @ 06:36 PM
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That's pretty much the sort of thing I get with the late ones.

The early ones are more like tests, sort of like giving orals for your master's degree.

Sometimes the blue doctors show a movie in the front yard and about half the neighborhood's there in their drawers.

They're never scary, although a lot of times it's boring.

A lot of it seems to be really Communion-esque, but if I really want to I can wake up and it just ends, so it's obviously not real. I guess if you couldn't wake up it might seem really convincing.

[edit on 8-8-2006 by Tom Bedlam]



posted on Aug, 8 2006 @ 06:42 PM
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Originally posted by DemonzNMySleep
thanks a lot for your responses, i swear i thought i was going crazy


Glad to be of service and lets hope it happens less and less.



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