posted on Jun, 19 2004 @ 09:37 PM
Originally posted by Virgo
Does anyone ever suffer from sleep paralysis?
Sometimes when I get into bed, I close my eyes and fall into an extremely deep sleep within seconds. I am still semi-concious (I think) and I cannot
move or scream at all. It is usually accompanied by a constant sound that gets louder & louder (like a scream or someone yelling). There is also this
fear of impending doom over me
I get that a lot. When it happens the first time during an attempt at sleeping, do everything you can to get your butt out of bed or off the couch.
Make yourself walk around the room or take a trip to the kitchen or something. It will clear your mind so that you will be more likely not to have a
recurrence when you go back to sleep. It's so hard for me to do that because the sleep paralysis usually happens when I am waaaaaaay over-tired and
sometimes I just can't muster the will to get up for a few minutes. But if I don't... it just keeps happening.
If you can't make yourself get up, try touching your face or changing your position.
Also, if you are aware while it is happening that it is sleep paralysis, force your mind to recognize that it is just the s.p. that is giving you this
sense of dread. Once you strip the dread of its power to wig you out, you kind of chase it out, even if only for the night.
I've read that it is hereditary.
Good luck & sweet dreams!