Don't know if it will help anyone but I've had to deal with sleep paralysis for ALL my known life, up until very recently.
It was so common that it eventually became a joke in our house that nothing 'could wake me up'. My parents for years wondered why I never woke up
straight away and always looked like I had been seeing some scary # or dreaming weirdly.
I put it down to my birth; I was born extremely prematurely and suffered a considerable amount of surgery and have always taken heavy duty medication,
so I guessed that the muscle relaxants I took were to blame, but it just never really fit.
I then got heavily into the occult and started seeing these weird shadows around the house, most often when I started to consider moving away from the
occult. I never believed in God because of the way my life had begun and how it had progressed. Anyone who's had chronic pain will tell you you
either get into the mindset that you are made to suffer, or you pull yourself out if it (some people also commit suicide it gets to them so much).
I eventually found religion, and I'm now a Christian, or about as much as I can be. Interestingly the duration and presence of the shadow people
INCREASED as I became more mindful of God and started to believe, which I found odd.
I, due to having had some weird experiences, had some idea of the paranormal, and so immediately, I considered these things were daemons. Praying
seemed to make them back away, but nothing really worked for a long time, until I remembered reading something about fairies and that they dislike
iron and various other substances (salt and vinegar, always have a snack handy :lol
So, I sprinkled some salt near where they appeared next to me (round the outside of the bed), put some vinegar into a bottle and blessed it with the
Christian suggested method (search Google for suitable prayer) and then I got a big hunk of iron rod and propped it next to the bed.
It all stopped so suddenly, that I now have TROUBLE sleeping. I've become an insomniac (and for what its worth I do take rather heavy duty
medication, so sleep should be NO trouble). I am as sane as the next person however, my medication is for chronic acute pain not anything
I noticed that they DO still appear, but as soon as they come within a certain range they seem to be unable to enter the 'field', like they're
being magnetized by the iron or something weird. Salt is also technically a 'metal' and many cultures believe vinegar has some weird astral
properties, so don't dismiss it out of hand before you try it.
It may help you, it helped me (in so far as they don't 'paralyse' me anymore, and I can now rest easy knowing they can't come within about 6' of
the iron/salt/vinegar/bible combo by the bed).
Its worth a shot and you've probably got some iron nails (not galvanised, not chrome plated, standard, plain old iron), salt and other assorted
seasonings around your house.