posted on Apr, 28 2010 @ 08:03 PM
reply to post by amyaaallan
Amy you made a very good reply with your post. Everything i was going to point out about this very common disorder. Look it up on the internet OP. It
is a very common disorder.
Mine started when i was 9 and it sorta freaked me out but the funny thing is it actually intrigued me more than anything. When iw as a child we lived
in a house with no AC so we left the windows cracked at night to let air in and keep us cool. I remember how much i enjoyed waking up to a cool spring
morning with the air blowing in on me and hearing the birds outside singing outside. Was one of my favorite memories of childhood. One morning just
like this was when i had my first sleep paralysis event. I was awake. My mind was awake that is. I could hear the birds, feel the wind blowing in on
my face, I could smell my mom cooking eggs in the kitchen. however i could not move or open my eyes. All my senses seemed heightened also, thats
another thing i remember. I was a bit panicky at first then i just thought it was kinda neat. I decided that the only way this was going to go away
was to just relax and go back to sleep. So i did. I awoke sometime later and iw as fine. I told my mom about it and she said i was crazy cause that
When i hit my teen years it happened a few more times but only once with it being a nightmare. Everytime it happened to me it felt kinda good. Only
the one time and i saw snakes everywhere. Why snakes? I guess because i had a huge fear of them ever since i was a child. I really think this also
explains most if not all alien abduction stories and stories of incubus and succubus and demons people have reported over the centuries.
One thing for a fact is that this is not a new phenomena with man. The only thing relatively new is our understanding of brain chemistry and the way
the brain functions including during sleep. SO its easy to see how cultures have created myths surrounding this very common yet strange phenomena of
I wouldnt worry to much about the episodes you have since you said they are rare in occurance however i would pay attention to the other symptoms if
your having them such as extreme tiredness during the day as well as having trouble sleeping at night and extreme stress in your life etc etc. You can
look all this up and educate yourself some on sleep disorders. There is no treatment for narcolepsy or sleep paralysis except lifestyle changes like
less caffeine, exercise regularly, lower your stress levels etc etc.
Oh and btw, i get this from time to time now for some reason but when i am falling asleep. I will all of a sudden wake up and go "hey cool i am
asleep". Its like i know i am alseep or my body is but my brain decided to pop up for a quick look around lol. I usually fall back off in a few
minutes time. Its just such a weird feeling. I am just really thankful i dont have the negative symptoms like nightmares or hallucinations from this
like others do.