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The Secrets of Sleep paralysis

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posted on Aug, 25 2007 @ 03:59 AM

Originally posted by TheSims10
Many in the world have been hit by this type of "disorder" through-out their lives. For me, I have taken part in up to 30 expiriences in my life.

For those who don't know, sleep paralysis is an occurrence that takes place when one is able to come out of sleep, and not being able to move most parts of their body or speak. What remains is the ability to open and close your eyes, as well as move them but most importantly you are fully aware of what is going on and can think.

During paralysis some people (such as my self) have expiriences where someone or something is in the room, and watching the body. Others hear sounds and some even feel physical contact, pressure on the chest or even attacks. Unable the move, the person is forced to remain in one place and basically live out the expirience until they wake up anywhere from 10 seconds-2 minutes after.(in my cases at least)

After waking up, everything goes back to normal, with no real physical harm, but the question im asking is do you believe that it is linked to different dimensions or paranormal value, or maybe can lead to an OBE?

Here is a link video on youtube, which holds 3 cases of SP which are very similar to the ones I myself have gone through.

video link
Youtube video

and here is more information on the subject

Wiki link

it's E.T. taking over your nervous system. it not a paranormal activity. conscious and fully awake and cna see everything including the E.T.'s . i can think and think about moving but cant until they let me move. i can see their bodies with my eyelids closed in full color,i cna hear them speak to me telepathically, but i cant move my eyes enough to see the face. struggle to open the eyes and when i can bam there is nothing there or to the eyes there is nothing there.

it is merely no more than E.T. toying with your nervous system. dendrites, andrites, synapsis.etc.... hackers

posted on Aug, 30 2007 @ 01:03 AM
I've had a few SP moments with none prior to this year. Each time i have had a dream that felt to real. Each time i woke up i had a strong feeling that someone was standing next to my bed. All the times its happened to me i was scared and tried to scream and when nothing came out and i realised i couldn't move i freaked out tried to deny that anything out of the norm was happening when i did this and i lay calmy although my heart beat was fast because i was scared it eventually went away.

The last time it happened in my dream i had gone back home after a night out i had lay down in bed and i felt a force pick me up and throw me into the wall i woke up and felt a strong gushing wind sound. At this moment i saw myself flying into the wardrobe. When i lay down calmy not trying to fight it after the intial scream and run phase i still thought i and my bed were next to the wardrobe on the other side of the room. 2 minutes later when i thought everything had settled down i looked around scared to do so incase i saw whatever it was i realised that i had not moved.

Does anyone feel like time is frozen when this happens? or like your in your own world and even if you could scream whether the other people in your house could hear this?

posted on Sep, 2 2007 @ 04:03 AM
Am I the only one that has it every time I go to sleep without something like a tv playing? The light from it keeps me from getting sleep paralysis. Maybe I have a sleeping problem?


posted on Sep, 2 2007 @ 04:25 AM
I have suffered SP all my life up to about 4-5 occasions every year. I have wrote about these many times on ATS and had some good debates about them too. I for one do not believe in the sleeping disorder as on almost every occasion i have witnessed beings next to my bed and on the odd few occasions have managed to look at them directly talking to them telepathically.

I too have had a physical effect the next day which i had to see my doctor about. Whilst in the SP one night the frequency of vibration right across my body was so so seriously high that the next day i had chest pains from it

posted on Sep, 2 2007 @ 05:16 AM
My theory, for what it's worth is this. Our bodies are containers and WE fill the containers from head to toe. It's like we have two bodies, one physical and one electrical, or ghost-like. Some folk would call it a "field". When we sleep our field comes unglued from the container and we can writhe around, scrunch up, or even leave. Occasionally we wake up when we're not fully back into the container and we can't move because we're not fully back in the driver's seat as it were. Sometimes we see entities because we're between dimensions where other entities exist. Perhaps some of these entities are guardians, making sure we're not taken over by other "fields", or making sure we don't travel off never to return. Perhaps some of them want to get in. And perhaps some of them feed off us in some way, like energy thieves.IMO sleep paralysis is not "JUST sleep paralysis" and dreams are not "JUST dreams". There's far more to it.

[edit on 2-9-2007 by wigit]

posted on Sep, 2 2007 @ 05:21 AM
reply to post by psylnt

I haven't had an experience as severe as yours but sometimes when I'm falling alseep I feel like I'am falling or being thrown, I always wake up suddenly when this happens. I'm not sure if this is common or not, can anyone tell me what causes this?

posted on Sep, 2 2007 @ 10:23 AM

Am I the only one that has it every time I go to sleep without something like a tv playing? The light from it keeps me from getting sleep paralysis. Maybe I have a sleeping problem?

How long have you been experiencing it nightly? Did anything traumatic happen that may have triggered this?

After the death of my Father I stopped dreaming completely and was plagued with nightly episodes of sleep paralysis. Prior to his death I had experienced SP a few times a year and it freaked me out big time. When I began having SP nightly, sometimes 3 or 4 times a night before finally falling asleep, I started doing a lot of research on it (which is how I stumbled across ATS!)

When I read on ATS that SP can be used as a path to Astral Projection or out of body experiences, my curiosity became greater than my fear and anxiety. As long as my husband was still awake when I would experience SP I was able to remain calm and not be freaked out when it would happen. Because it was even less scary if it was light outside, I started taking naps every Saturday solely for the purpose of trying to go from a SP to having an out of body experience. It felt as if I was very close to being able to get out of my body but I never was able to completly overcome the fear of not being able to get back 'in' if I left my body!

My daily SP stopped, out of the blue and without warning, about 18 months after my Dads passing. I remember waking up and for the first time in 18 months I was able to recall a snippet of a dream that I had. I then realized that I had not had an episode of sleep paralysis. Slowly my ability to recall my dreams each morning returned and the SP had disappeared as suddenly as it had come on. I am not sure how the two are connected, but to this day, on the rare occassion that I experience sleep paralysis (maybe 6 times a year) I have no recollection of any dreams the following day.

If you can find a way to overcome the anxiety and fear while you are experiencing SP (easier said that done, I know), you may find that you actually begin to look forward to it. You may also see a decrease in the frequency of your SP as you become more comfortable with it.


posted on Sep, 6 2007 @ 04:55 AM
Hey I have two experiences with sleep paralysis and it totally freaks me out. It happens when i am just about to fall asleep and i feel something come over my body like from my toes to my head. Then i can see a presence like a ghost right in fornt of my face and i want to hit it but i cant move. Finally when i can move again i am so freaked out that i cant fall back asleep because i am to afraid it will happen again. The first time i experienced this i really thought there were ghosts in my room. This time (which was tonight) i decided to research it online and found this. Does anybody know if or has anyone experience multiple sleep paralysis in one night? And also is this something i shoudl contact a doctor about or is it just a normal thing that may happen from time to time? Can it be fatel in any way?

posted on Sep, 6 2007 @ 06:06 AM
I imagine you're getting it more than once in a night because you're a bit anxious about falling asleep. I get it a lot too, especially when I'm over-tired . You know when you're really tired and all you want to do is sleep, and you think you can't, and you get frustrated at yourself? It's like you're jolting yourself out of sleep but you've already started the out-of-body stuff that happens when we all sleep, then you get the paralysis 'cos you're not back in correctly. Very common problem.If you tell a doctor he'll just give you a sleeping potion. It's better if you just wind yourself down at night, maybe with a warm milk or cocoa. And take a book to bed & don't worry about falling asleep. The more you think about it the more anxious you'll get. RELAX.

[edit on 6-9-2007 by wigit]

posted on Sep, 6 2007 @ 05:33 PM
A lot of people seem to talk about being afraid, or other bad things while in SP. I've had it a few times, I also felt the presence in the room, but nothing felt sinister about it at all, even the first time it happened i was not bothered, it was more a 'meh, i'll just go back to sleep, and wake up properly' I think i did have some feelings of pressure on my chest, but again nothing that bothered me.

I read somewhere that one thing that can be a trigger of having it more often than is considered normal, is sleeping in a small, or uncomfortable bed, as your body shuts down even more to stop you falling off, or rolling into an uncomfortable spot in the bed.

posted on Sep, 7 2007 @ 02:11 PM
Ok, I've experienced this big time and I'll tell you all about it.
Around 10 years ago I finished work and went to my hotel room (was working away from home). Exhausted, I lay on my bed on my back (as someone else stated) which was unusual for me also. At no point did I go to sleep. About 5 minutes later (still staring at the roof), I noticed what was similar to a single hair moving about 2 feet in front of my face. As I focused on it, it materialised into a "ghost" hovering above me of a woman with firey red hair (that moved as if it was underwater) and no eyes. It was terrified and told it to "go away". It was then I realised I couldn't move. For some reason unknown, my fear started to turn to anger, and I again told it to go away. I then tried to touch it, but raising my arm felt like it weighed a tonne. Slowly I managed to move my "hand" (I believe I wasn't "lined up" with my physical body at this stage, and couldn't "see" my hand) towards it's face. It was scared of my "hand", and it REALLY didn't want me to touch it. It then fled straight through the wall into the next room, leaving me staring at the roof with my heart racing for a few minutes. On the (private) bus to work the next morning, I stood up and (totally ignoring any potential ridicule) told the entire bus what happened. No one ridiculed me because they knew me and knew I was dead serious, and then another worker admitted he saw the same "ghost" also. Definately SP though.

[edit on 7-9-2007 by NuclearPaul]

posted on Sep, 7 2007 @ 02:46 PM
My Opinion

I used to have sleep paralysis all the time, sometimes I would wake up and be

in S.P (sleep Paralysis) and come out of it, go back to sleep and wake up in

S,P again.

It stopped freaking me out after the first few times and now it's just a minor

annoyance and don't even bother trying to do anything about it.

I'm weird though, I've been reading and it seems according to most posts

people get S.P when sleeping on their back!!!, when I only experience S.P if I

flip over to my side during sleep because I naturally sleep on my back.

I have a thory which is probably wrong but I'll put it out their anyway, I think

it has something to do with a person jarring their neck the wrong way which

may interupt the signal to start moving coming from the brain.

But hey if you have a better explanation I'm all ears.

posted on Sep, 7 2007 @ 04:40 PM
Interesting stuff!

Whenever I tend to sleep wrong like lying on top of one arm and it goes completely numb I tend to somehow dream about something like a tree limb falling and pinning my arm to the ground.

Immediately afterwards I will wake up and realize what the dream was about and that the effected part of my body is numb/asleep. I dont think this is the same as full blown sleep paralyis but similar.

About 2 days ago I am having a strange dream and I am with other people being kind of held hostage somewhere. I am going around trying to encourage them etc. but have a feeling of impeding doom...

Sure enough our handlers come and drag a few of us away to be executed and they seem sad because they really like me

Anyhow how they were going to kill us was to feed us into something like a wood chipper with wheels that would kind of move along with our bodies sticking out and being fed down and ground up. (sick stuff)

I decided to tell them I didnt want to die that way so I broke free and told them they would have to shoot me instead. I started to walk away from them then run and they shot me in the back of the head.

The instant I was killed in the dream I awoke in my bed with my head semmingly hitting the pillow. I noticed my entire body was at least half paralized with my legs being completly numb.

I wonder what would have happened if I let them put me in the wood chipper, I think they were racing them maybe betting on them etc.

posted on Oct, 2 2007 @ 10:19 PM
ex SP'r here its all gone now.. it trys creeping up on me but never gets there.

I was roaming you tube and I came by this kid who is describing his SP. I like his description of the buzzing sound rising and falling it brought back memories. He has OBEs too and an Autistic illness. So he obsessively collects 'vintage tape recorders' of all things, and it got me wondering if he could use his equipment and general whizzkid genius that he has to try and do some paranormal recording at night!?

I doubt it but you never know. I havnt asked him.

I did ask him if I can post his vid link for you guys he said yeah I can so have a look >

sleep paralysis kid

[edit on 2-10-2007 by Sekhemet]

posted on Oct, 20 2007 @ 11:08 PM
I've had sleep paralysis a lot as well. I don't know. Sometimes I'm able to fight out of it? Like I'll wake up and I know that I'm paralysed and so I'll try really hard to move and it comes to the point where I feel a huge resistance. I don't think that made much sense. Ah well. But yeah, it's really scary. But, it is also very interesting.

posted on Oct, 21 2007 @ 05:41 AM
I experienced a few episodes of sleep paralysis back in 7th grade. I'm not sure if I think it was related to the supernatural though, because although I've had supernatural experiences I never had the feeling that someone else was there or holding me down, although it was scary as # the first few times it happened.

posted on Oct, 21 2007 @ 06:20 AM
I have SP several times a year.
There are two different types. One comes on me while I am dreaming, and the other, I am dreaming, and then I wake up.
Both have the same elements though. A high pitches whining noise.. Much like the sound that you get from some TV stations when they shut down, but higher, painfully high.
And of course, I can't move.
This is what I have found. If I am in the dream SP, I just go back to sleep, that sounds weird, but I know that I am asleep.
But the ones that happen when I am awake, those are completely terrifying. I can FEEL things around me. When I open my eyes, I can see faces leering at me. Nothing is holding me, but I feel like they are trying to GET me. When I am able to break freeze, and turn the lights on, I can STILL see those faces , and trust me when I say they move. If I look somewhere else, they are not there, but when I look in the area I saw them, I still see them, slowly floating away.
Even if I try to ignore it, I can feel that whine screaming through my bones.
When I was little, I would try to holler and scream, and get someone to help me.
I once remember having it when I feel asleep in my mom's bed, and she was sleeping next t me.
I could feel her, I could hear her, and I have never forgiven her that she didn't come and save me.. That one was one of the rare ones in which I was dreaming, and woke up, but the dream continued in my head, and there were werewolves coming for me.
Still, mom lost a lot of her hero status for me in that one incident.
I am a side sleeper, or a belly sleeper. I have found that if I am sleeping on my right side, and I start having them several times a week, then it is time to switch to my left side, until I start having them on my left side.
What is interesting is that I can't recall having any on my belly, though I have had the START of one, which is the high pitched whine coming towards me. I would then turn my head from the right to left, or reversed, and it would go away.
How I break out of it.. I have a mantra. I say the Lord's Prayer several times.
What it interesting is that the whining noise gets louder and more painful as I recite it, even though I am only saying it in my head.
That could be a subconscious thing. I recall reading somewhere once that a witch can't say the Lord's Prayer without stumbling over it, and that if I stumble while saying it, even in my head, that will open me up to whatever is trying to get me.. and this is how I feel, like something is trying to get me, and WAITING for me to fail.
Then as I am saying the Lord's Prayer, I concentrate all my energy into one finger. if I can move that finger, or at least THINK I can, (I am well aware of the mechanics of SP), then I gather myself and JERK myself awake.
At this point, my heart is racing, and I am trembling, and my ears are hurting from the gut wrenching NOISE, and like I said, I can SEE faces looking at me, leering at me, and moving away from me, and they are angry faces.
They are there, even when I turn the light on.
I have gotten to the point where I sleep with music or the TV on. It helps a great deal to have background noise. I believe it makes it harder for them, whatever they are to find me.
I HAVE had SP with the music or the TV on, but usually I just can't move. There is no screaming whining noise. There are no faces, there is no feeling of fear. When that happens, I can hear the music, or the TV program, and I might even listen to it for a while, but usually I just say forget it, and go back to sleep, or say, hey great, lucid dreaming time, and slip back into a dream state where I am making things happen consciously.
I have had those kinds of instances where I DID come up out of my sleep, just enough to know what was going on around me, where I could have woken up if I chose, and chose instead to have fun dreaming.
Here is one last interesting thing.
I was visiting my mom, and she fell asleep in her chair. I hear her going help help, but not loudly at all, and not clearly, and I called out to her several times, and she woke up..
She was having an SP episode. And she swore there was something trying to get her.
I know that isn't so, I am sensitive to certain things, and there was nothing there. At the same time, excepting that one instance, EVERY SP episode I have ever had, I was alone.

posted on Oct, 21 2007 @ 08:12 AM
I have had an sleep experience for the first time recently.

It was not frightening and i did not sensed a pressence or anything like that. It felt like i was "awake" but knew i was sleeping and not able to move my left part of my body, as if it was superglued.

I remember resisting this and trying to get free. But only the right side of my body "moved" a little. I sleep on my right side.
While in this "struggle" i woke up and it slowly went away and could move again.

Never had anything like this before and nightmares are very rare for me. Also, i forget most of my dreams before waking up.

Is this sleep paralysis ?


posted on Oct, 23 2007 @ 01:27 PM
I have had this happen to me several times. While sleeping, it becomes very difficult to breath. Like something is on my chest. I can feel myself gasp for air, but the pressure remains. I never fully wake up. If I do wake up and fall back to sleep quickly, some times it happens again. I have no time frame as to how long this epsisodes happen. I dont feel paralyzed, but rarely wake up. When I do wake, the pressure stop right then and there. I have never been diagnosied with a sleep apnea and these episodes happen two or three times a year. I dont know if this is along the same lines as SP.

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