posted on Oct, 25 2009 @ 04:05 PM
First off let me just say that I feel for your daughter - I have had sleep paralysis ever since early childhood so I can definitely sympathise. I will
list a few aspects from experience that may or may not help:
1- I am 29 years old now. The worst times I ever had - coincidence or not - were when I was 19. It was hectic - the sounds, the feelings, it went so
far as me feeling the clear, "real" touch of breath to my face's skin as things were being "whispered" to me in the dark of the night. It can
freak you out beyond reason.
2- I still have sleep paralysis. It has even progressed into visual hallucinations (some rare times) but I'm not freaked out any more. I just take it
for what it is.
I cannot tell you what the origin of SP is or what it means all I can tell you is that at some point I simply refused to be afraid of it. If your
daughter has my condition then she will know that we feel when it is starting - a sudden sense of vertigo for lack of better words to explain it - at
that point focus that you're not afraid, relax... calm down. Then just let it happen.
This is I know a pretty flimsy piece of advice
it is not medical or scientific - it is just how I have dealt with SP. It worked for me.
I hope it helped some and I wish all the best to you and yours.