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What happens while i sleep?

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posted on Apr, 17 2011 @ 03:19 PM
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Let me start by saying this is my first thread so please be kind and constructive with comments.
Im very scared about what happened to me roughly 3 months ago.I was half sleeping and half awake in bed with my girlfriend and during the night it flet like something/someone was holding me to the bed.I couldnt move.I was powerless.(which felt so terrifing).During this time it felt as if i was being pulled upwards towards the roof of our bedroom.At this time i tryed so hard to shout to my girlfriend to help me.Untill i felt as though i used all of my power to brake free from what ever was doing this to me.Doing this made me shout and wake my girlfriend up and she told me i hadnt moved during the night.Believing this was just a bad nightmare i went back to sleep after staying up and watching tv 4 a while.That nightmare seemed so real and scary 4 me.
Then 4 months later(im sorry i cant put dates because i want to post this as soon as i can in the hope someone else can help me)before i was going to bed i said to my girlfriend *something doesnt feel right*.It felt like something was going to happen,i couldnt explain it.A deep feeling in my stomach that something was wrong.That night half asleep,half awake i felt the same horrible expeirance again.But this time it felt like someone/something was on my chest holding me down.This time though i was aware of what was happeneing.It reminded me of the first time.(but it was different in some way,i cant explain it)to myself i was shouting but no sound was coming from my mouth.after the 5 or 6th attept i shouted my girlfriends name to help me.i woke her and i had a cold sweat.This time it was easier to fight off because of the first(attack)attept.I dont believe it was the same thing that did this to me the first time.My girlfriend said she has had this since she was a child!!She says there is a black figure in the room with her when she is alone trying to sleep.While im there the figure doesnt apear.What the hell is going on with us?? if anybody has had anything like this please let me no.I believe i can fight this THING with help.This isnt a joke in any way.

I saw on ATS something about the Old Hag?that sounds similar to this expierance or am i wrong?
Also sounds like sleep paralilse(excuse my grammer)
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posted on Apr, 17 2011 @ 03:30 PM
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First things first, Do you take or do any drugs?.
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posted on Apr, 17 2011 @ 03:36 PM
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posted on Apr, 17 2011 @ 03:39 PM
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No im not on any drugs.But thanks 4 that



posted on Apr, 17 2011 @ 03:42 PM
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Hi

What you mention sounds similar to what is known as Sleep Paralysis, I suffer from it quite often.


Have you ever felt like you were awake but unable to move? You might have even felt afraid but could not call for help? This condition is called sleep paralysis. Sleep paralysis may leave you feeling frightened, especially if you also see or hear things that aren't really there.


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The paralysis may be accompanied by terrifying hallucinations (hypnopompic or hypnagogic) and an acute sense of danger.[9] Sleep paralysis is particularly frightening to the individual because of the vividness of such hallucinations

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Some may hear strange noises, like footsteps or voices. Others feel an existence of someone being in the room. They also feel a sense of suffocation, as if someone is sitting heavily on their chest.


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The symptoms of this disorder are usually the same in all sufferers. Episodes of sleep paralysis can last from a few seconds to several minutes. Symptoms include;
The Inability to move
Feeling of being choked or suffocated
Seeing figures and shadows in the dark
Feelings of levitation

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I hope this helps.

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posted on Apr, 17 2011 @ 03:46 PM
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helps me a little that i no others have this problem.But im a bit more scared now to be honest.Iv only had this twice.u said uv had it a few time.how do u deal with this?its scares the sh*t out of me.



posted on Apr, 17 2011 @ 03:47 PM
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That definitely sounds like sleep paralysis, I get it too, usually when I'm too hot for some reason, its happens more during the summer than winter for me, or in the winter when I have the heating on full blast.



posted on Apr, 17 2011 @ 03:51 PM
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Also thanks.i looked at ur blog.great help.My girlfreind gets it more then me.She doesnt believe in all this stuff but i knew other people had this problem.



posted on Apr, 17 2011 @ 03:52 PM
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It's normal to be scared because it seems very real. How do I deal with it? I've noticed it only happens to me when I sleep in the dark, so I sleep with the television on.

You should try to see what are the conditions in which it happens to you. The time you go to bed, if there are any lights on, if you sleep on your side or back, etc. If it only started to happen to you recently, maybe there's a reason behind it, like something that's got you stressed or worried.

Maybe you should try talking to your doctor, he'll know more about it and could tell you how to deal with it.
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posted on Apr, 17 2011 @ 04:00 PM
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it only happens when i sleep on my back,But i no when it will happen.Before i go to bed i feel like something bad is going to happen so i refuse to sleep after the second time it happened.I dont no no how u can deal with it.What is this that does it? i dont beleive in spirits or demons.After i fought it off the second time i feel fine fighting it.Its just my girlfriend.I worry about her.I want to give her tips because she is fine when im there but while im away she gets these problems.



posted on Apr, 17 2011 @ 04:01 PM
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doesnt it scare you?or do you think its normal?



posted on Apr, 17 2011 @ 04:04 PM
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I think (because of what I've read) that it's like a glitch in the brain, you know? Like, the brain "wakes up" before your body does, so you are aware of your surroundings but can't move. And as you're kind of half-asleep yet, then you hallucinate, just as if you were dreaming.

About the strange feeling you have, maybe that's what causes the paralysis and not the other way around. Maybe your being worried is what disturbs your sleep.

Have you asked your girlfriend how is it when it happens to her? About the sleep position, the lights, etc? You say it only happens when you're away, maybe she's worried about you?
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posted on Apr, 17 2011 @ 04:15 PM
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she does say it happens when its dark and while im away.I could understand it due to stress then and her fear of the dark but she has had it for years with the dark figure.on ur blog it says about the Old Hag and the others.What are those?Spirits?



posted on Apr, 17 2011 @ 04:21 PM
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I think those are the explanations people gave before it was known as a sleep disorder. They wanted reasons but they confused the hallucinations with reality and believed spirits or demons were responsible.
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posted on Apr, 17 2011 @ 04:26 PM
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thanks very much.Huge help.Glad i dont have a witch on my chest after all lol

Keep safe



posted on Apr, 17 2011 @ 04:31 PM
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You're welcome


Feel free to send me a message if you need to talk or anything.



posted on Apr, 17 2011 @ 04:34 PM
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Will do.Thanks very much



posted on Apr, 17 2011 @ 04:40 PM
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It did when I was a kid, I started getting it around the age of 14 (I think) I remember telling my friends about it, I had various version's of it.

The one that scared me the most was I "woke up and couldn't move" and I had 100's of crow's flying into my face squawking and flapping and I couldn't move.

I only had 1 alien version of it, My door was open and I could see the shadows of aliens at the top of the stairs (the aliens were at the bottom of the stairs and the light coming through the front door made a shadow at the top of the stairs, pretty freaky at the time but at the point I knew what sleep paralysis was so I didn't care about it.



posted on Apr, 17 2011 @ 04:41 PM
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Some will say this is sleep paralysis . Some would believe that you are being bothered by a not so nice entity. If this was happening to me I would put some rock salt underneath my mattress and see if that helps should it be an entity. I would feel a little silly doing it I think , but I would try it just the same.



posted on Apr, 17 2011 @ 05:04 PM
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I've had this same problem since I was 13; I'm 27 now. The feeling is scary and I can relate. It never gets any easier; I've learned to cope with it. I still panic when it happens but I'm not afraid of it anymore. The first thing I generally try doing is not to scream. It makes it worse and nobody can hear you because it's all in your head. I try to move my fingers, my legs, anything I possibly can after a while I manage to snap out of it but it's always a crazy experience. After I wake up I generally have to walk around for a bit, I found out in my own personal experience if I go to sleep right after "the attack"; I'll end up getting stuck again, and then I won't get any sleep for the rest of the night because I'll be too afraid to try.

I explained it to my girlfriend when we started dating as "sometimes I get stuck when I sleep" because I don't have an accurate way to explain what's going on.

I've also had this happen twice in my life: I've seen a 6ft-7ft shadowy figure in front of the bed after I manage to wake up from an "attack". The room is dark but the shadow is darker than the room. It's hard to explain. If I shift my focus somewhere else it'd be there instantly. I have no idea if this is a hallucination, or if it's something else. I'm not crazy religious by any means so I'm not calling it one thing or another, I just can't explain it.

I hope this info helps in some form, I signed up for an account just to reply to this.



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