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A question to everybody who has experienced sleep paralysis.

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posted on Aug, 18 2011 @ 09:17 PM
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Hi there, for me 1: It always revolves around waking. 2: In every instance I was on my back and 3: I have never been diagnosed as narcoleptic but was quite the sleepwalker as a child. Hope that helps.


Good luck with your research.




posted on Aug, 19 2011 @ 02:46 AM
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1) upon waking up in the middle of a night

2) always on my back, which is weird since i normally sleep on the side

3) never

one thing i noticed though, i'm not getting the fear reaction anymore. i used to get SP a lot when i was a kid, always accompanied with hallucinations and fear, sometimes an entity floating above me, sometimes an intense light coming from the outside. then when i got older, it changed into a huge dog, sitting next to my bed.

around that time i started studying occult, reading a lot about sleep paralysis and its connection to astral projection etc, even started to try getting SP on purpose, and noticed that the dog was getting progressively smaller with each SP experience, until one day i was no longer afraid of it and just sort of grabbed its neck (with a paralysed hand, don't ask how), kind of like dogs bite each others necks to show dominance over the other...

i can still see the dog sometimes when having a SP, but i'm not feeling any fear, and the dog isn't showing any agressivity anymore... it's just sort of sitting there, guarding me...



posted on Aug, 19 2011 @ 02:48 AM
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I've had many accounts of sleep paralysis.

I have experienced sleep paralysis in pretty much every position I can sleep in. It has happened upon waking at times, as well as when I am trying to get to sleep at night. I have also had it when I have woke up in the middle of the night. Usually these times I try to roll over, and I realize I can not move. I have had sleep paralysis attacks one after the other, for the duration of an entire evening, most often as I am trying to get to sleep, and in all sleeping positions I tried. The back is the easiest to slip into SP it seems, but I have experienced it in all. I am not now, nor have I ever been diagnosed with Narcolepsy. Hope this is helpful, in your research.



posted on Aug, 19 2011 @ 06:02 PM
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With me it has happened twice, both times i was on my back and awoke looking up and only being able to move my eyes. It was so terrifying that i tried to scream and holler yet nothing would happen. def the scariest thing that has happened to me.



posted on Aug, 19 2011 @ 06:07 PM
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Originally posted by tpg65
All I need is the answer to one or two simple questions .

1: When you experienced sleep paralysis , was it before sleeping or upon wakening ?

Waking in the middle of the night (actually usually around 3 am)

2: Were you always in the same position ( ie, lay on your back or on your side ) when it occured ?

Usually on my stomach.

There is a third question that i have added as an afterthought

3: Have you ever been Diagnosed as Narcoleptic ?

Nope




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posted on Aug, 19 2011 @ 06:13 PM
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1: When you experienced sleep paralysis , was it before sleeping or upon wakening ?

Usually woke up in the middle of the night experiencing it, then fell back to sleep when it was over. One time I got up when it was over because I just needed to decompress mentally afterwards, but it wasn't morning. I've only experienced it 3 or 4 times in my life.

2: Were you always in the same position ( ie, lay on your back or on your side ) when it occured ?

No

3: Have you ever been Diagnosed as Narcoleptic ?

No
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posted on Aug, 19 2011 @ 08:18 PM
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Originally posted by tpg65
I would like to follow on from this excellent thread regarding sleep paralysis.
www.abovetopsecret.com...

I would be very grateful if the participants of that thread could help me with my research on this subject.

All I need is the answer to one or two simple questions .

1: When you experienced sleep paralysis , was it before sleeping or upon wakening ?

2: Were you always in the same position ( ie, lay on your back or on your side ) when it occured ?

There is a third question that i have added as an afterthought

3: Have you ever been Diagnosed as Narcoleptic ?

Many thanks in advance.
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1. A mixture of both.

2. Always lying on my side.

3. Never.



posted on Aug, 19 2011 @ 08:32 PM
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I can only recall only 1.

in the middle of night woke up, noticed i couldn't move.

then all of sudden, I heard a 'growling' sound behind me (im sleeping on my side)

that shocked me.



posted on Aug, 20 2011 @ 06:29 PM
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1. I get sleep paralysis upon waking in the middle of the night.

2. I have had it occur while sleeping on my side and on my back, more often on my back.

3. Nope.



posted on Aug, 20 2011 @ 08:14 PM
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only happend once but.

1) waking in the middle of the night

2) on my side (how i sleep)

3) No
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posted on Aug, 20 2011 @ 08:52 PM
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1: When you experienced sleep paralysis , was it before sleeping or upon wakening ?
Before sleeping

2: Were you always in the same position ( ie, lay on your back or on your side ) when it occured ?
Yeah, the times i've had it i was meditating while laying on my back

3: Have you ever been Diagnosed as Narcoleptic ?
Not as narcoleptic (i wish...) but i have hypersomnia due a thyroid malfunction (that's not bad since one of the symptoms of the hypersomnia is staying in a long period of "not sleep, not awake", also known as "liminal gnosis", while trying to wake up hohoho)



posted on Aug, 25 2011 @ 06:13 AM
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This subject fascinates me. I'm curious if any of you who have had episodes of sleep paralysis have experienced "the hag"?



posted on Aug, 30 2011 @ 03:22 PM
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1. Before sleeping
2. laying on my back
3. Far from it, I am an insomniac and the slightest mental distraction will keep me awake. Although each of my 3 sp experiences involved a dark entity and I actually had been sleeping quite well the weeks before each one happened.

hope this was helpful in some way.



posted on Sep, 1 2011 @ 10:15 AM
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Every time I wake up I'm always on the floor staring at a dead spider the cat killed or something.



posted on Sep, 11 2011 @ 02:46 PM
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Only had it twice (both within a year) but both experiences were terryfying.

On wakening, on my back and no medical conditions.

Hoping I dont have a third experience. Very definately not a dream and took all I had to move a foot and make a sound. Horrible.



posted on Sep, 14 2011 @ 07:19 AM
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I have experienced sleep paralysis before, so I hope my answers help with your research.

1). It was always upon waking.
2). I was always lying on my back.
3). I have never been diagnosed with narcolepsy but for what it's worth, I have depression and anxiety and the times I experienced the sleep paralysis was before I was put on depression/anxiety medication, and I haven't had it since.

Has it happened to you before? It is a terrifying feeling - your brain is awake but your body is asleep so you can't move your limbs and you panic. But every single time it's happened, I've felt a very malevolent presence in the room, which is very common, or so I've read. I've always felt like there's something watching me, and some part of me knows logically that I'm in that strange limbo between being awake and asleep, but I've felt that if I don't wake up soon, this "presence" or whatever it is, will attack me somehow.

The last few times it's happened, I've physically been able to wake myself up, but that is very hard and feels very draining on the body.

Hope I've helped :-) Just curious - is your research for a thesis or something, or just for funsies?



posted on Sep, 19 2011 @ 12:56 AM
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3 times i have had it..first after coming off of opiate drugs...sleeping on back..sense of evil presence..see a shadow man by bed try to raise arm/hand to push it away...very hard to do i feel it grab my hand and force it back.....cant talk scream....i hear sirens loud bells..

2. i had a feeling i was in for a new one this one nite..just knew.....it happened..same sense of evil..no sight of a being...loud auditory hallucinations..on back....sleping

3. shadow man again i tried to speak and tell it to go f.. offf...and just waited it out...noises...

i get near to sleep and hear things....and am aware of my being in between the awake/sleep state...i get a sense of a presence..not really evil..sometimes dogs paws on stairs my dog in my bed...voices...

these sleep time peeps need to make a day time appt...i am not amused by their games


thanks



posted on Sep, 19 2011 @ 01:40 AM
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I'm more than happy to participate in this way and enjoy sharing personal experiences of this kind.
I have experienced this type of condition both upon waking and soon after putting my head down (that feeling where you're certain you weren't there long enough to have fallen asleep, yet).
It has occurred in all manner of sleeping positions.
I have not been tested for or diagnosed with narcolepsy.

What are the nuances of narcolepsy, I wonder... Might be interesting to research if there are any predisposing factors/conditions and survey the same group of people to determine any tendency toward whatever those factors might be.



posted on Sep, 19 2011 @ 02:11 AM
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Think I have had at least one terrifying experience..dreaming of being coming at me..wanted to wake up,
move, scream ..something!!..felt I could not..just lie there ON MY BACK until the dream released its grip on
my mind and I could jump with a sigh of relief into reality. It was morning, getting up time so to speak when
this happened if I remember correctly. I was also a lot younger woman at the time as well.



posted on Mar, 23 2012 @ 09:23 PM
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I am almost 40 and have experienced sleep paralysis since I was 13 and continue to. Initially I fought it so hard (when young) that I came out of it with severe muscle spasms in my legs and arms, as I was trying to tense up so hard to move - that when I was able to, I just spasmed.

1. Always upon falling asleep or beginning of a lucid dream.
2. Most often I was on my back but not always. I've experienced it while sleeping on my side or stomach. I did discover that whatever position I'm in when I experience it, has to be changed when I go back to sleep or I will immediately fall back into paralysis when I doze off again.
3 Never been diagnosed Narcoleptic.

I can now tell when it's going to happen as I can feel myself spinning (like in a long tunnel) as I doze off. As long as I consciously relax while spinning, I can "jump out" so to speak and move. If the spinning starts to slow and I try to move to fast, it resumes to a fast spin again and the paralysis will continue and it simply takes longer to be able move. I have NEVER been able to open my eyes during the episodes.

The most I do now when I feel it start is relax as best I can, let the spinning slow and then get up, move about the bed a few times and change positions for when I lay back down. I have never felt "heaviness" on my chest, nor has my breathing felt difficult. Just spinning, paralysis and totally freaked out!!

Honestly - I didn't even know there was such a thing until several years ago.



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