posted on Apr, 25 2008 @ 10:22 PM
I have also experienced Sleep Paralysis, accompanied by the Loud Ringing in the ears. It started happening about 2 years ago, around the time my
parents were getting divorced, i had just broken off a 2 year relationship, and I wasn't used to being in my parents then "empty" house. I figured
it was my own fear, causing these dreams.
The ringing starts first, and then I lose movement in my legs and my arms. I try to kick, or scream, or move, and nothing happens.... At first, I
actually believed that I was awake when it was happening, because I could look around and see everything around me. I could hear the hum of my
I started sleeping with the light on, thinking that would help. It didn't. It started happening in the middle of the day too, while I was napping on
the couch. When it started happening in the day, I started to worry. Thinking maybe some evil energy or something was harrassing me.
I started to really pay attention when it was happening, and not squirm, or move, just look around. I started to notice, that SOMETHING was always
out of place in these dreams. For ex. One dream I had, the fan in my room was behind my desk chair...when in fact, the fan is by my bed. Another
dream I had, my curtains were open, when I woke up, they were closed. Little things like this, got me thinking it was just a dream.
It stopped for about 6 months. Just last week, I had another one, except in this one, I was being moved out of my bed and dragged up the stairs. I
was able to move my arms and my hands, and in my dream, I was trying to turn on a light, and knock things over. I was being dragged by my feet,
although I couldn't LOOK at what was dragging me. In my dream, I had knocked over my CD Player, which of course made a loud crashing noise, and when
I woke up, I was still tucked into my bed, the same way I feel asleep just half an hour before, and my CD Player was still set up by the door. Just as
it was before.
The best I can figure, is that it really is, just Sleep Paralysis. And, that when it happens, I get scared by the fact that I can't move. And my
fear, is what makes the dream worse. I've been under a lot of stress lately (Final Exams), so I figured that is what triggered the last dream. I
can't speak for everyone, but that is just my opinion on the topic. I believe that my own stress and state of mind causes these bad dreams....but