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I wake up from a sleeping and I am in my bed. I am unable to move or speak. I feel like someone is pressing down on my chest. All i can do is pray. I feel like someone is keeping me down or that someone is in the room with me (besides my boyfriend who is sleeping besides me). I am always reaching for him and trying to say his name to wake him up, but it doesn't work! It has happened 4 times now and every time I am getting better at getting out of it. But now I am getting flashes of faces in my dreams. What is the deal?!
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Dream Dictionary Type: fear dream
Dream Posted on: 06/29/09
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Posted on August 2nd, 2009:
Hi Graziefits.

Your experience has sent chills down my spine. I've experienced a very similar encounters over the last decade, each encounter about a year apart sometimes closer but each encounter is exactly the way you described it.

In majority of the encounters, i sense something is out of place, i'm not alone and a sense of fear comes over me just as i'm trying to call out, i realize i can't talk and move.
I'm 90kg and study JiuJitsu and I know the feeling of having someone (100kg+) pinning you down. I feel my hips and shoulders are pinned down and I'm unable to raise my head.

More recently I've had difficulty breathing, the experience may last only 30 seconds but I'm out of breath, like someone had.

These are some of the things i recall from the experience, but don't happen all the time.

- sensing someone else is in the room.
- fear
- being pinned down, unable to get up from the bed
- face feels like someone is pulling at my cheeks
- I'm awake it's not a dream
- I can't call out, scream or talk
- last about 1 minute

I don't recall any vivid dreams before the encounter but I'm 100% sure that I'm awake during this experience.

My first experience is so vivid. I was around 20, a sound had broken my sleep, i hadn't opened my eyes but had sensed some one was in the room and was overcome by fear. I was scared and I had tried to make the sign of the cross, my right hand barely made it to my forehead before my hand stopped and then felt this weight on my chest pinning me down. I tried to say the Our Father and I couldn't hear my self say it nothing was coming out. After the a minute or 2 it was gone but i was scared and intrigued, though I passed it off as a very vivid dream.

I had spoken to family members about it, i found out my dad and brother had similar experience. My dad no longer experienced it though my Brother seemed to have the occasional encounter.

I decided to look at it from a medical condition rather than a dream interpretation, since the family connection was revealed plus I am 100% (ok 99.99% ) sure that I'm awake during these encounter.

I've looked at the following medical conditions that shed a light on my experiences.

Sleep apnea could be contributing to the breathlessness and exhuastion of the experience. Sleep Apnea is a sleep disorder take a look at wikipedia Sleep apnea

The other is sleep paralysis, which seems to be the closes explanation for our experiences.
take a look at wikipedia Sleep paralysis

Your post is the first once I found, good to know that there's some type of explanation for our experiences.
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