Anyway, whenever I experienced it... it involved a feeling of extreme urgency. I could see everything around me and I desperately wanted to wake up. I would get all sweaty because my muscles were trying so incredibly hard just to move the sheets off of myself.
I mean, when I experience sleep paralysis... I don't see any ghosts or shadows, and I don't hallucinate. It's just normal. If anything, I think I leave my body. I'm lying there, with my consciousness (since it's the only thing that's awake) trying very very hard to accomplish the usual things I do to wake myself up. I put all my mental energy into getting the sheets off of my body, maybe trying to swing my legs over to the side of the bed (but since I'm paralyzed, all of this is futile.)
I feel that it's possible that my consciousness leaves my body during this time, because after my failed attempt at getting my body out of bed. I end up 'walking' around the room turning on all the lights (except, of course, this isn't really happening because my body is still lying in bed). And I always get frustrated, because none of the lights I'm trying to turn on actually turn on. Sillily enough.... occasionally my consciousness ends up in my car trying to turn on the engine so I can go to Dunkin Donuts and get a coffee. But, obviously, since I'm not really sitting in my car - nothing works. Eventually I am woken up naturally, and I find myself covered in sweat and just relieved that I've finally accomplished what I've been trying to accomplish all along.
So I'll admit... I'll experience weird things with sleep paralysis. And I wouldn't put it past the possibility that my consciousness has left my body. But I also wouldn't discount the possibility that I'm just dreaming.
But I still wouldn't classify my experiences with it as "negative".
So yet again... I'm curious to hear others stories of people's positive (or at least not-negative) experience's with this phenomenon.