reply to post by Bedlam
The other times I had it,really only 2/3 times,it was that thing where you wake up,cannot move or see,but you can hear the people around you,then the
paralysis+"blindness" goes away after a minute and you're fully able-bodied again.
For me, the anxiety thing wasn't something I actually felt. I was FINE, it was all the other people around me that needed to be strangled.
quit smoking/dipping too, right about the same time, really upped the ante.
But when everyone being on my very last nerves (can't be anxiety!) was peaking out, it was greys, blue doctors and Nordics every week. And it was very
very realistic. I do have the "just can't move" ones. Those are the GOOD ones. Oh, and I started sleepwalking again like I used to do as a kid. That
adds in extra realism, because I would wake up and have wet dirty grassy feet to go along with the dream sequence.
The BAD hypnogogic dreams are where someone's in the room, and coming to get you, the wife or the kids. And with mine, if they're that sort, come
visual and auditory hallucinations. The recording was pretty weird that the old lady made. My eyes are open, I'm moving my head and looking around,
but no one's home, if you know what I mean. In the bad episodes, I'm asleep with my eyes open, I look around the room and my mind paints the dream
sequence onto the real world in 3D color, with Dolby Surround®. That makes it even worse, because when I do wake up, nothing much changes except
the boogers fade out. Since there's no definite break, it SEEMS like it's still going on. There's a transition, but it's hard to spot. Those are the
ones that leave me wandering around looking for where the b---ds went to, even though I know it wasn't real.
So at least for me, it is possible to have both the can't move can't breathe hearing things around me sleep paralysis dreams, but the others are
humdingers and are the same thing, just amped up, with full bore visual and auditory hallucinations painted over the real room as an overlay.
edit on 7-11-2013 by Bedlam because: (no reason given)