posted on Nov, 4 2003 @ 09:15 AM
Edited to correct the spelling of "???" incase you wanted to do a search on it. Unfortunatley I can't find it. It's
"My(something)" - I'll have to search through the psych books (that could take forever. I'll check my old college notebooks a bit later.
Great job not getting scarred and relaxing. That's exactly what you need to do. Not be afraid, relax and pic a focus. Just a finger maybe. And as
you said, it will pass shortly.
Have there been more since? If it's not just the normal part of the REM stage of sleep and it is truely a visiter of sorts, it will continue to
happen. It's not often it happens only once.
If you do start having this often and find yourself becomming dienchanted with the experience and wish it would go away let me know. But e-mail me
directly. I check e-mail almost every day, there are times I don't get back here for a week or two at a time.
Originally posted by Paradigm
Well, I had my first experince with sleep paralysis. Fortunately, I had read a lot about the subject so I didn't panic or anything.
It started when I was waking up. I remembering opening my eyes a little when suddenly I heard a voice in my head. It said "You wait for the sign all
night, but only see it in the morning in the corner of your eye".
My eyes closed involuntarily and then I noticed I couldn't open the, it was like something was holding them down. Then I tried to my move my arm,
still nothing. At this point I realized that I was experiencing sleep paralysis and I started to relax. Right the, I felt a sudden thump next to my
shoulder, as if something had fallen next to me. It finally passed after something like 10-15 seconds.
To be honest, it wasn't as bad as I excpected. That's probably due to the fact that I knew what was happening to me and kept my mind clear.
[Edited on 11-4-2003 by AngelaLadyS]