This is the third time I've had Sleep Paralysis and
(Long story cut)
One question: Do you drink / Had you drank coffee?
Caffeine is designed to cause paralysis in insects - that's a defense mechanism. It does cause paralysis in human beings too, but not as severe. Most
notably example of this is usually the sleep paralysis.
I had them quite often when I still drank coffee. They were scary every single time - I was like sucked out of energy, so I didn't have the strength
to wake myself up, without really straining myself to the extreme limits - and I tried to scream, sometimes being able to make small sounds, sometimes
nothing audible, sometimes I don't know whether it succeeded or not. Usually it took me a relatively long time to reach 'freedom' and 'awakened'
state, from 'not being able to move and sinking back to sleep'.
After I stopped drinking coffee over a year ago, there hasn't been one single sleep paralysis experience so far.
If you don't drink coffee (decaffeinated coffee is supposedly homeopathic in it's effect, so it might count), then forget I said anything.
If you do drink or had drank coffee before your sleep paralysis, well.. that's an easy thing to test, isn't it? Just leave the possible coffee and all
caffeine products completely out of your diet - no soda pop either - and see, whether the sleep paralysis experiences stop.
In a Universe with zillions of all kinds of wonders and possibilities, of course something else might also be causing sleep paralysis. The only thing
I know for sure is that caffeine causes them.
Quote from wikipedia:
"Caffeine is found in varying quantities in the seeds, leaves, and fruit of some plants, where it acts as a natural pesticide that paralyzes
and kills certain insects feeding on the plants."
Link to wikipedia article about caffeine:
edit on 13-12-2012 by Shoujikina because: (no reason given)