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I Have Had Sleep Paralysis

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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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    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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    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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    ZenaMarie ZenaMarie 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 24, 2014

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    I suffered from sleep paralysis

    since the age of 5. I was terrified of it but eventually realized that it was just one step before astral travel and learnt to accept it and in fact love it. Ever since I attuned myself to Reiki, my episodes have subsided and have morphed into amazing dreams that I get to...
    lostsoul84 lostsoul84 26-30, F Jan 7

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    I was sleeping and then i opened my eyes,

    but i was still asleep... Then i heard a man sitting beside my bed telling me a story about a possessed doll... Then as he was telling the story it was happening to me... I looked at my wall and my surroundings... Then i heard someone coming up my stairs, it was holding...
    abbihayworth abbihayworth 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 9, 2014

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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 had this last night.

    .. Is it a spiritual phenomenon or is it purely scientific? It was terrifying..
    Rosaalie Rosaalie 18-21, F 7 Responses Dec 27, 2014

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    Are we awake or asleep?

    ? I have SP about once a month or a couple times a week. It ALWAYS starts out with a very high pitched noise(most annoying sound in the world). My body becomes unmovable/heavy but I can usually open my eyes. Sometimes my jaw, eyes, (i don't know about body) shake like I'm seizing...
    moomoo1992 moomoo1992 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    I don't know if it was sleep paralysis,

    but last night I had a disturbing dream thingy.. whatever it was. I have a brown labrador (the one that is in my current EP profile picture) that always sleeps on my bed at night, and I fell asleep but.. feeling like I was awake at the same time.. when suddenly I open my eyes...
    Noqda Noqda 16-17, M Oct 20, 2014

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    I've had it about 5 times

    and all 5 of them were terrifying. I usually don't see things when I have it though. I usually hear noises and it sends me in a panic and I would try to scream but nothing would come out, this happened 3 out of the 5 times. Once I woke up from a nightmare that I was going to be...
    TheOcarinaHero TheOcarinaHero 16-17, T 5 Responses Oct 19, 2014

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    All my experiences with sleep paralysis are

    different. I remember my first time experiencing it. My bed started to shake aggressively at about 3 a.m., I thought it was an earthquake so I tried to get out of bed and go to my parents room. But I couldn't move. I struggled to escape it, the only thing I could move was my...
    solielnoir solielnoir 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 15, 2014

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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 5 Responses Jul 15, 2014

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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 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 18, 2012

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    I got it tonight and have had it in the past

    too. Its really horrible. Sometimes its for the most part of a few hours, sometimes less. I hardly sleep and has been 1hr last few nights and I cant move, not even to call someone and cant speak. Horrible. Also its not just self diagnosis although I thought thats what it was...
    stargirl58 stargirl58 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 3

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    I used to live in a small apartment

    and constantly have it like every night until i moved to a house. i would wake up in the dead of night not being able to move. i didn't know that having sleep paralysis meant a ghost was on you (my friends said)... or i still don't know but I'm too scared to look it up.
    ninjadentistinspace ninjadentistinspace 16-17, F 4 Responses Nov 26, 2014

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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, 2014

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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 5 Responses Jan 29, 2014

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    I heard that sleep paralysis happens at least

    once in a person's lifetime. I started having SP around 3 years ago and had a few episodes of it. Once, I saw something or should I say someone during my SP ( a hunk..*coughs*.. A shirtless hunk lol xD ) , rather than scary his presence was actually quite calming. Now that I...
    kkechara kkechara 18-21 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I am not sure if this is a form of sleep

    paralysis, but I have once woken up from a nightmare in which a woman stabbed me in the spine with a large needle. I woke up sweating and crying I felt the pain from the dream when I woke up to the point I cried out in small whimpers. I kept seeing darkness and I felt like I was...
    x3SilverWincanx3 x3SilverWincanx3 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    LeighCrothers LeighCrothers 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 29, 2014

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    So you may have seen my previous story of sleep

    paralysis, if not you may want to check it out. But to make a long story short, I am a long term sufferer and have experienced and seen a lot of evil things. However something quite amazing happened last night... Recently, I have been reading a lot more into it as I had some...
    shellofaboy shellofaboy 18-21, M 2 Responses Oct 24, 2014

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    Whenever there's a sleep paralysis scene on TV

    i couldn't help but remember the horror that i used to suffer from 8/9 months ago. I was watching this short Japanese horror film awhile ago and the kid had sleep paralysis and stuff and i couldn't help but sympathize. I think it's been 8 months now, yea 8 months or so...
    ifeelyoukodomotachi ifeelyoukodomotachi 18-21, F Nov 15, 2014

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    I've just had one of the worst episodes of

    sleep paralysis yet. I'm still scared and my heart is still unsettled gah ».«
    KilljoyKitty KilljoyKitty 18-21 5 Responses Jan 10

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    I never knew what this was called.

    But this has happened to me for as long as I can remember. Here is a description of how it happens for me... 1. As I start to fall asleep, my head will start to pulsate. Sort of feels good in a way. 2. My hearing will get really sensitive and I hear sounds which sound...
    AveryWhite AveryWhite 41-45, M 2 Responses Nov 1, 2014

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    My depression is a Demon.

    I've had Sleep Paralysis my whole life. I have memories of dreams about what i thought were the golden eyes of my beloved rottweilers, but were instead the eyes of "shadow men." My worst experience was an all out assault on my senses which ended up as the worst out of body...
    TwentyTwoReasons TwentyTwoReasons 18-21, M Nov 25, 2014

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    It started about a half a year ago

    when I first got sleep paralysis. The first time it happened I thought I just dreamed it. But it happened way more often, by now I have it at least once a week and then several times in one night. It always seems to happen when I become aware of that I'm dreaming. Then I'm...
    raccoon0810 raccoon0810 16-17, F 3 Responses Nov 1, 2014

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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, 2014

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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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    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 8 Responses Oct 25, 2012

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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...
    InfiniteLightBeing InfiniteLightBeing 26-30, F 7 Responses Dec 16, 2011

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    Ok so can I just start by saying?

    It is the scariest freakin thing ever! It's happened to me quite a lot. The very first time I experienced it was about 2 years ago, when I was 15. Between then and now, It's happened to me about about 10 times, maybe more. The worst experience I can remember is when I was 16...
    lc543 lc543 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 1, 2014

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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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    This was by far the most terrifying experience

    ever in my life. It happened a year ago when i was 15. I was lying on my bed, sleeping and suddenly i woke up (or i think i did) to find myself paralysed, i was not able to move but i had my eyes open. I could look around my room but i could not move. I was lying on my back and...
    priscess priscess 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 26, 2014

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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, 2014

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    Last night I experienced something

    that I hope to be sleep paralysis. I hope it to be sleep paralysis because I would not want to accept the reality that comes with that of it not having a logical explanation; i.e.; a paranormal scenario. I would like to collect opinions on whether or not my experience seems most...
    gabrielle1722 gabrielle1722 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 6

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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, 2014

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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 6 Responses Oct 24, 2013

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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, 2014

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    i don't think I've had sleep paralysis exactly

    but one time i did wake up and just couldn't move for like a minute. i was thinking i wonder why i can't move then maybe I'm having sleep paralysis and i started to panic a little not wanting to experience what i heard about it. i started imagining hearing the laughter of little...
    Jin777 Jin777 18-21, M 2 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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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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    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 6 Responses Dec 23, 2013

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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 15 Responses Dec 6, 2011

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    So this was on monday.

    I had a doctors appointment at 11:30 am and i didnt have a very good sleep . I woke at 4:30 am and couldnt fall back to sleep till 9:00. So i went to my room to try catch up on sleep. So as time went by i felt my third eye moving around (in the middle of your head) so i focused...
    Mihko306wakayios Mihko306wakayios 13-15, M 1 Response Jan 15

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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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    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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    I don't know if it really was SP,

    but I remember the feeling of hands on my arms and legs, and something looking at me right in front of my face. My eyes were closed, and I was terrified of what I'd see if I opened them. I tried to bury myself into my blanket. But I was afraid that if I moved too much that...
    almaera almaera 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 7, 2014

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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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    the last time this happened to me I was laying

    on my bed, face up...Its like I woke from a dream I cant remember, and it occurs to me that I cant move. not a muscle. I can move my eyes...that is the extent. then a bright light surrounds be, like the sun is in my bedroom. then im in a white room, so white it hurts to...
    SoCalKat SoCalKat 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 27, 2014

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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 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 6, 2014

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    How to get out of sleep paralysis.

    This site has eaten my post four times now before I could post it so I'm going to try to be very brief. To easily leave a frightening episode: Stop "pushing" against it. Don't struggle to move to break free. Let yourself drop back into a deeper sleep with the intent of then...
    Fritz541 Fritz541 46-50, M Jan 7

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