posted on Feb, 23 2013 @ 09:55 AM
What is Sleep Paralysis you may ask?
Well I use to suffer from it mostly in my teens, and at first its horrible and terrifying. In short I would be totally paralysed in my bed while i
became suddenly awake from a sleep.
I was unable talk or scream. A feeling of a presence would be upon me or in my room. Feeling like someone was pushing down on my chest or my
spine/back. I could hear buzzing or high-pitched sounds each time also.
Some more information from another source to help explain more: "Sleep paralysis is a phenomenon in which people, either when falling asleep or
wakening, temporarily experience an inability to move. More formally, it is a transition state between wakefulness and rest characterized by complete
muscle atonia (muscle weakness). It can occur at sleep onset or upon awakening, and it is often associated with terrifying visions (e.g. an intruder
in the room), to which one is unable to react due to paralysis". (en.wikipedia.org...
Basically I found that by producing art work related to my experiences I was able to treat myself from any future episodes of sleep paralysis from
recurring. Since producing paintings/drawings I have not experienced sleep paralysis since. Maybe this is a coincidence? I don't know.
So if any of you suffer from Sleep Paralysis or know someone who does please advise them to simply pick up a brush or pencil/pen and start thinking of
their experiences and produce any artwork related to them. It might help them. Maybe sculpture is your thing, then why not make some 3D artwork.
Overall I truly believe it will help. It seemed to help me. I will leave you with some examples of my sleep paralysis works.
edit on 23-2-2013 by zidanelittle because: spelling
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