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Originally posted by Balez
And you are quite sure it is only sleep paralysis?
Have you tried sleeping somewhere else? Or taking a nap day time?
You could have a radio on while you sleep, or put on some relaxing music.
First of all though, you need to find out what is triggering your sleep paralysis.
It can be things like, stress, the way you fall asleep on.
And you can also try and learn how to dream lucidly.
How old are you? (just wondering)
Originally posted by Parabol
Thurisaz, like i said earlier, I know you meant well by your post. I'm just asking that you consider your words and the affect that they have on the people you speak with. I'm not saying he couldn't be 'under attack', but he most likely isn't. Learning to personally understand and find perspective on the experience is a very important step. Jumping to supernatural conclusions can be dangerous as it adds unnecessary stress, importance, and complication to the matter. Again, I know that from personal experience, and it should absolutely be a last resort when more simple and easy solutions have been attempted.
Originally posted by Thurisaz
As for the other alternatives suggested so far; What has been offered up that is tangible?
It doesnt seem to me that any of the comments are tangible. It discusses sleep paralysis but does nothing to help reduce the sensations the OP is experiencing.
I have suggested some advice based on my own experiences that will not only assist 'the state of the persons mind but reduce the level of anxiety'.
My contribution provides a possible solution that is FREE of charge. The OP can easily access this information.
And yes, Parabol, your right not to discount other possibilites. But, imo, isn't it better to deal with whatever could be causing this?
When I had my frightening experiences, this protection stopped all of it immediately
And once I woke up to a shadow holding me down on my bed. I could feel this shadow sucking the life out of my body, I felt the vibrations throughout my body while it was attached to me. I called out God Almighty and immediately the sensation stopped. After that experience, I felt like nearly all the life had been sucked out of me. I was physically affected by this. That is not sleep paralysis.
Originally posted by Uniceft17
I've been having sleep paralysis for the past 2-3 nights now, and it's starting to take a toll on me, I'm always exhausted now, and it's got to the point where i'm afraid to go to sleep.
It started 3 nights ago and I was laying in bed, I had just fallen asleep and I woke up because I thought I heard my closet door opening, next thing I know I hear someone clawing on my bedsheets and hear them laughing in a demonic voice, it scared me senseless, I wasn't able to move throughout this, it lasted for about 15 seconds, but I couldn't open my eyes, scream for help or anything, all i could do was make little growns by breathing out really fast, and then i finally regained control of my body and ran out of my room as quick as I could, I knew this was sleep paralysis because I had read about it on ATS before. Well this is starting to happen alot now, atleast half of the time i wake up it happens.
It's really starting to take a toll on me both physicaly and mentally. I can barely keep myself awake now, and my appetite has curved.
I don't know what to do right now, i'm just scared to go to sleep. I mean I know it's not real but I can't help but be scared.