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I Have Had Sleep Paralysis

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    it was the scariest **** i have ever

    experienced in my life i couldn't move and i saw things move in front of me and i saw a girl
    hearme20 hearme20 18-21, M 2 Responses Jun 22

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    Scary Scary Stuff

    I have had this many times! The worst time i experienced this i was when i was all snug and safe in my bed and then i could feel myself going into a nightmare! every time i have nightmares i have warnings the room will spin or i suddenly feel angry and i can never move or stop...
    sazead sazead 22-25, F 11 Responses Mar 26, 2007

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    My Sleep Paralysis Experience

      Sleep paralysis is not an unsual things to me as it happen few hundreds times to me... The first time it happen, which is 10 years ago is very scary and for years I tried to suffer and overcome it. Now I still have sleep paralysis of course, and it happen to me this...
    kurtest kurtest 22-25 8 Responses Aug 22, 2009

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    I dreamed that a huge Gorilla was chasing me.

    I literally couldn't move. It was scary.
    gonzogeek gonzogeek 56-60, M Jul 12

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    kat990 kat990 13-15 3 Responses Jun 28

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    I Like To Think I Am A Very Rational Person...

    Okay, I have had several episodes of sleep paralysis/hypnopompic hallucinations, whatever the hell you want to call them. Let me put this plainly, THEY ARE TERRIFYING. If you've ever had one, you know. While I haven't read many stories, I figured I would put mine out there.They...
    astarael415 astarael415 22-25, M 15 Responses Dec 27, 2011

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    I literally looked at something in my dream

    and said "you aren't real" and my mind woke up but I couldn't move or anything. I felt like things were after me. I don't think I'll ever lucid dream again because sleep paralysis is the scariest thing I have ever experienced.
    quirkyme quirkyme 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 23

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    I have experienced sleep paralysis back in high

    school and I remember getting it almost every night as long as i sleep beyond 12 am. idk, but it really is very creepy. I just lay there awake but couldn't move a single muscle nor produce any sound even just a little bit. I. Can't. Call. For. Help. But good thing i learned that...
    LadyInFuchsia LadyInFuchsia 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 6

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    Sleep Paralysis - My Experience

    So since I was about 12 years old I've been researching sleep paralysis. I have had it for much longer and had no idea what it was. I've shared my experiences with those close to me and actually found out that it happens to my mom and grandfather. Anyways the average persons...
    katelyndavey katelyndavey 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 3, 2013

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    My Story

    I wanted to share my story as i have other things besides sleep paralysis that i think link to it. And this is it... I can now determine when an episode is going to come before it comes. With a buzzing in my head...it feels like static rushing through one side of my head to the...
    Xxsammiejoxx Xxsammiejoxx 22-25, F 9 Responses Oct 25, 2012

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    What people don't know is all Humans get sleep

    Paralysis ever night, it's a chemical in your brain that prevents you from moving in your sleep and prevents sleep walk but it can fail to work so that's why some people sleep walk. I have woken up with my sleep Paralysis still working and it was awful cause my blanked was over...
    catbradley catbradley 13-15, M 3 Responses Jun 20

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    I have experienced this 4 times in the past

    year. I am in my early 20's work full time and I'm in a happy relationship. My experiences have all been very similar. each time I have experienced a 'vision' which is just a blurry clear ball floating above me, towards me or away from me, in my room. It's so weird because I...
    rosiemay22 rosiemay22 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 12

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    How do you wake up from sleep paralysis tonight?

    Here are 9 ways to end it when it happens. Some tips will work for you some won't everyone is different. So try the ones you think will work for you. 1. Don’t Fight If you feel like you are being held down and you can’t move, do not fight back. This actually will...
    JennaR JennaR 46-50, F 7 Responses Jul 15

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    I experience sleep paralysis A LOT.

    But it's only when I am at my dad's house. Last night I woke up at 3 o'clock. I was laying on the couch with my eyes closed and trying to go back to sleep and in my head the words "I HATE YOU" were yelled. And then I heard something hit the back of the couch. It scared me, so I...
    LaykeyyD LaykeyyD 18-21, F 5 Responses Dec 23, 2013

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    Yesterday and it was terrifying I couldn't talk

    nor move not even breath I felt like I'm going to die and something was entering my body . After the sleep paralysis I had like 4-5 nightmares .
    DrowningInPain2 DrowningInPain2 13-15, F 3 Responses May 23

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    I've Experienced This Since the 1980s

    I first experienced sleep paralysis when I was in college. It seemed that I fell asleep with my eyes open and objects that I could see became part of some lucid dream that I could not wake from.  I did all sorts of research but couldn't find anything. i was taking a...
    drpr drpr 46-50, F 6 Responses Aug 11, 2008

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    There's Something In My Room...

    I've had these a lot for many years. The latest happened this morning. I wasn't very sleepy anymore since I had woke up early to go to work, but then didn't go because I felt sick. I had breakfast and went back to bed. I knew what was going to happen, but it was only 5:30 am so...
    Sleepynothollow Sleepynothollow 22-25 2 Responses Nov 4, 2013

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    First Time Being Paralyzed

    I've had a lot of weird experiences while sleeping, from supernatural dreams to waking up and seeing shadows and hearing voices.But waking up and being paralyzed never happened to me, until last night.I remeber i was having a dream,and i remember waking up and falling back asleep...
    hijackpot hijackpot 18-21, M May 28, 2013

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    I get this all the time Worse

    when I'm stressed or anxious I also sleep walk, lucid dream, night terrors and have insomnia I was doing so well for a while but I've often woken myself and sobbing with the feeling of devastation, it takes me a while to come round and out of it but that's only normally if...
    inboots inboots 36-40, F 2 Responses May 21

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    Ok so I dream nearly every night maybe 6 out of

    7 times a week and they always are so different. So a couple of nights ago dreamt about my little cousins birthday cake dropping on the floor and giant bees attacked us and I woke up screaming but that's normal, but all my life I've had these moments even when I'm falling asleep...
    Jod911 Jod911 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 12

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    I thought I'd woken up in the middle of the

    night, turns out I was still asleep... It was dark my curtains were half open and I felt scared so tried to turn the light on. The bulb was dead - worst nightmare. Then my clock radio was on and got really loud and I couldn't find the button to turn it off. Then I couldn't move...
    ssssmills ssssmills 18-21, F 1 Response May 21

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    I feel like I can't move any part of my body

    and I want to yell for help but I can't speak either Sleep paralysis is pretty scary At least to me
    oliverqbm1995 oliverqbm1995 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 25

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    A Witch On Your Back

    Is what they call it. I remembering experiencing this as a little girl but as young as I can remember is when I was 17 when I decided to rededicate my life to Christ. I remember crying out to my mama lol. When I told her what happened she just said that it was the enemy and to...
    LadyOutspoken LadyOutspoken 26-30, F 7 Responses Dec 16, 2011

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    I've had sleep paralysis 4 times I can remember.

    The first two times I was asleep as I suddenly woke up unable to move or breathe. The first time it happened I saw a shadow moving across the wall, but when I was able to move I think the scared part of me wanted to say it was just a dream. Even though now I realize what it...
    curlz26 curlz26 16-17, F 4 Responses Jan 29

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    I'm used to this disorder.

    The first time it felt this was amazing. I was marveled how it happened to me. But when I reached high school, it recurred almost every month. Plus, it doesn't feel amazing anymore. By that time, I experienced being swallowed like something is roughly pushing me downward. That...
    Prinzyon Prinzyon 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 20

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    I hate it, hate it, HATE IT!

    !! Especially if you imagine dark moving things that your eye catches a small glimpse of... And you can't do a damn thing about it. NO...just NO.
    emilesfault emilesfault 16-17, M 3 Responses Jul 25

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    Horror

    I have had this happen to me around 7 times. It is horrible to wake up and not be able to move or speak, but what makes it trully terrifying is when my mind keeps dreaming. It is always nightmarish stuff, the worst being when I could tell there was something in the room with me...
    nerdbabe102 nerdbabe102 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 3, 2012

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    Why?

    Sleep paralysis is a serious thing it's happened to me quite a bit but these were the only time when I was really scared. After one of my high school teachers told me about it I found out about it and the first time it happened my sister had gone out and told me she would be...
    brooke4567 brooke4567 18-21 May 16, 2013

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    I Hate It.

    I'm in college right now, and it started when I was a sophomore, a little over two years ago.  The first time, I had no idea what was going on.  I think in the past that I could sometimes feel it coming on but when I felt it I would get uncomfortable so I would just get...
    zschr355 zschr355 21-25, M 2 Responses Oct 5, 2007

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    When I was a kid, I used to sleep in my parents

    room. I used to wake up not being able to move and start crying and screaming. I used to always think it was my parents squishing me but it wasnt. Now I know what this stuff really is 😫 Yeah :L
    MadsCFC MadsCFC 13-15, M 1 Response Aug 22

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    While Visiting My Parents....

    Ive been experiencing this since I was 17. They come and go...the occurrences are VERY random. Maybe if i had more time I'd write a story and go into detail with some of the more scarier ones but right now I want to focus on this last one. Each time they get worse..but this time...
    Cheltsy Cheltsy 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 18, 2012

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    Trapped Between Life And Death

    No-one can prepare you for how scary this experience is. I was wide awake and yet I couldn't move my body or open my eyes.I could hear everything that was going on around me but felt sheer panic at being unable to wake up.Then I began to question whether the noises were really...
    FallenAngelWOOT FallenAngelWOOT 31-35, F 11 Responses Nov 25, 2012

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    Attack Of The Night Demon: My 25 Years Of War With Sleep Paralysis And How I Fought Back And Won.

    Ok this is something that I have been dealing with since I was a small child. What I will tell you is a brief overview of my expierences but I wont go into details of all of them. Most of the more memorable expierences are a story in itself.(I may post them separately) But I will...
    ken757 ken757 31-35, M 5 Responses Oct 24, 2013

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    There was one time i had sleep paralysis

    and when i opened my eyes and couldnt move, i saw some kind of an energy-like spirit or something coming out of my sister who was asleep that time . I thought that maybe thatbwas her spirit tho i wasnt really sure lol
    LadyInFuchsia LadyInFuchsia 18-21, F Jul 12

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    I just astral travelled

    for the first time in a while. As I was dosing off felt the usual feelings of sleep paralysis I was a bit awkward separating from my body but managed in the end. I then floated through my wall and into next doors bedroom and then was zooming through the houses, I wanted to gain...
    beanabus beanabus 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 18

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    Recurrent Isolated Sleep Paralysis (RISP)

    Waking up in the middle of the night, exhausted, head pounding, unable to move. My mind is working, my eyes are slightly open and in an utter panic, trying desperately to move a part of my body, any part of my body, but I can't. I'm frightened, paranoid that something is in the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 14 Responses Dec 6, 2011

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    Only once. It was one of the scariest thing

    I've ever experienced! I don't even want to talk about it πŸ˜–
    MovieJunkie MovieJunkie 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 26

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    This was more of the correct term I was looking

    for ( had). I did sleep walk when I was younger. Went through I believe three episodes of sleep paralysis 5 years ago. Hit and misses on the symptoms. Well I'm starting to think it was totally different. One episode I was able to talk in a light whisper. Able to move my...
    Deeperthinker Deeperthinker 31-35, M Jul 22

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    I had an experience last night

    as she was pushing on my chest she spoke to me for the first time and said" Your not mine your not his" any insight as to what this means anyone?
    yournotalone92 yournotalone92 22-25, M 3 Responses Aug 4

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    I remember that one time

    when I went through sleep paralysis, I wanted to cry out to mom and dad cuz I was afraid (I was only 3 or 4). I saw a black hooded figure during that time. That was another reason to be afraid. But I think it wants to protect me in a way. It might've spoken to me. I can't...
    BloodRedDarkness BloodRedDarkness 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 27

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    This happened to me a few times years ago.

    It felt like I could not lift my head or open my eyes but I was definitely awake. It was terrifying!
    suggestedusername suggestedusername 31-35, F Aug 14

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    I have had sleep paralysis

    since I was a teen, I have found it helps to sleep only on my sides. This was suggested by a Buddhist nun who said sleeping on my back left me open to spirit attack.
    xgingerx1974 xgingerx1974 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 12

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    Ok hopefully someone can give me a good answer

    here... So for like a week straight, I was having dreams that I was fully consciously aware were dreams. I know that's just lucid dreaming. But the weird thing was that in EVERY dream I had (and they are all different), I would move slowly like I was tired, like I was exhausted...
    ifearsnowmen ifearsnowmen 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 22

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    I have never had sleep paralysis

    but it sounds horrifying!!
    abbyseaney abbyseaney 16-17, T 3 Responses Jul 23

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    Last night I had a sleep paralysis episode.

    It was the single scariest thing you could experience. I woke up in the middle of the night and couldn't move or talk. I could see everything around me and I looked to my doorway and saw a strange shadow figure moving towards me. I screamed to myself to wake up and started...
    Aggienation12 Aggienation12 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 12

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    I'm amber and I'm 14.

    . I have these experiences on days where I have clairaudience really loud .. I hear frequencies and static and crystal sounds , and when they get loud one day I know something's up .. I just woke up from another experience where I woke up and found myself buzzing more than usual...
    AmberMinor AmberMinor 13-15, F Apr 10

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    I think i had this happen to me a few times,

    once was when i was pregnant with my second son. It was in the day and being about 6 months pregnant i was so tired so decided to have a nap before picking my other son up from school. The alarm had gone off but i laid there and thought i would just try and wake up a bit before...
    Gentleandlovingsoul Gentleandlovingsoul 36-40, F 3 Responses Jul 1

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    And it's scary! D; like,

    I'm trying to sleep!
    MacabreCannibal MacabreCannibal 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 21

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    The other night I was laying in bed

    and I just couldn't sleep. I laid there for hours hearing noises, feeling things around me. It freaked me out. So I went to get a drink of water. When I came back I felt this rush if nervousness. I felt shaky, I was trembling. I laid down and tried to shake it off. Then I...
    heathert1201 heathert1201 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 6

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    Related Experiences

    Ever since i way 14 i have had spontaneous sleep paralysis as much as 5 times a week. This used to scare the hell out of me as when in SP (Sleep Paralysis) not only am i not able...
    YouAgain YouAgain 26-30, M Aug 7

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    Now I've talked to a few ppl about these 'weird events' happening in the night. Its confusing and embarrassing so I would only talk about it to ppl close to me (sister, hubby) i...
    kel25 kel25 26-30 3 Responses Aug 3

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    Last autumn when I was really in a bad condition because of stress, problems, really a lot going on, i had once something like a very vivid kind of nightmare during which i was...
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