I Have Sleep Paralysis

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    ive had sleep paralysis

    since a very young age..... but theres one experience i will never forget. i came home from school one day and was really tired so i decided to take a nap i was laying on my side and put some music on to calm my mood. but i had a really weird feeling before falling asleep like i...
    hugsandtequila hugsandtequila
    22-25, F
    1 Response May 10, 2015

    Weird weird weird scary weird It's hard to

    understand the sleep paralysis I had he definitely showed up but he looked different his body was smokey it was hard to look at him wrong with out getting a headache he came very close to me though I kept trying to say hi he didn't respond to that and his hands were rough his...
    Silentrose23 Silentrose23
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 14, 2014

    It has been a long time

    since my last sleep paralysis this one wasn't really scary and it was short so I will tell you the dreams through the night. Dream one: 1 I was in my room at my moms there was a tv I was watching something related to homestuck my lights continuously kept turning (recently I...
    Silentrose23 Silentrose23
    18-21, F
    1 Response May 30, 2014

    It's easier to her moving

    if you start with a small muscle like a pinky or your tongue. It happens to me more when I'm stressed out and Xanax makes it go away
    pretiosa pretiosa
    36-40
    Sep 6, 2014

    I haven't experienced it in a very long time

    but randomly got it today. I was actually excited when I felt it occur and remembered to stay calm so I wouldn't have scary hallucinations. I heard a loud high pitched beeping sort of sound. When I calmed down it went away. Then I felt like something was having sex with me, but...
    Hush92 Hush92
    22-25, F
    Oct 10, 2015

    Yesterday morning Sleep Paralysis struck me

    again. I haven;t had in in awhile, so it got me by surprise. I took a 4 hour nap before. From 17:00 to 21:00. I stayed up until 5:00 since I started to feel sleep. When I lied down I keep thinking of something creepy from this anime show I watched before I got ready for bed...
    moose73630 moose73630
    18-21, M
    1 Response May 3, 2015

    It's Not Like Having A Dream

    I have had several episodes of sleep paralysis, and they have all been similar in that I'm "awake" and I'm very aware of being awake. I can't move, except for my eyes,  and I immediately have this uncontrollable fear. Sometimes, I'll just close my eyes and try to calm myself...
    Wapples Wapples
    36-40, F
    Nov 10, 2011

    I had it again this morning.

    I saw a part of my pillow and started to get scared. I expect the worst during Sleep Paralysis. I started to get mad to make myself wake up. Turning fear into anger pays off.
    moose73630 moose73630
    18-21, M
    Apr 26, 2014

    I can't move my body at all

    and I start to panic my heart will beat faster this tends to happen at least once every week...
    bigboi1996 bigboi1996
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jan 2, 2015

    Sleep Paralysis On Christmas Day

    I had just finished Christmas dinner and was so full I was sleepy so I went to take a nap. Waking up from this nap was hell, my brother was in the room to get me to go downstairs and open our presents. I couldn't move or talk, he started tapping my arm, the pain was heightened...
    lifeisworthliving lifeisworthliving
    18-21, F
    7 Responses Jan 1, 2013

    A Couple Of Months Ago I Had The Most Terrifying Dream. It Sounds Silly, M

    So in my dream I heard a loud crash and jumped up to see what it was. I was in my bedroom and it was exactly as it is in real life. I looked out the window and sitting on our tree bench was a little demon girl just grinning at me. I couldn't move for what felt like eternity but...
    williered williered
    36-40, F
    1 Response Apr 6, 2013

    This happens to me mostly in the mornings,

    when I keep waking up and falling asleep repeatedly. I wake up a 5:00AM, get ready, then I go back to sleep until 7:00AM. My bus comes at 7:15. Sometimes when I fall back to sleep I find myself waking up again and again. And all I don't mind it, I just fall back asleep. I also...
    moose73630 moose73630
    18-21, M
    Apr 15, 2014

    I've been trying to research sleep paralysis

    since I had an episode this morning. I don't even know if it would be considered sleep paralysis, because one I was on my side not back, and two I don't remember trying to move and feeling paralyzed. Anyway, this morning around 2 am I was asleep and woke up in pitch black...
    Gabs90 Gabs90
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Jun 12, 2014

    My Sleep Paralysis

    I have had this since as long as I can remember. The terrors started off withme being a child and hearing the voice of a boy say my name before I become paralysed.  It comes and goes, but when it does happen, I can expect for it to last for a few nights in a row. I get the...
    TheIllusionist TheIllusionist
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Jun 8, 2010

    Chronic Sleep Paralysis: Controlling It

    Growing up, hearing my mom's exaggerated yet entertaining stories of how she's seen ghosts and witches and even been abducted by aliens... I can only assume I've inherited her Sleep Paralysis. Not that I'm saying that I dont believe her, I simply understand how realistic and...
    Shatteredboy Shatteredboy
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Jan 19, 2013

    This is a terrifying

    and violating experience and sometimes violent. I have been woken to what sounds like voices in my ear and found i could not move, as if someone extremely strong held me down and i could not even lift a finger while the feeling of someone violating me and raping me.... After...
    LadySarahNight LadySarahNight
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Mar 1, 2015

    Creepy Warning My name is Chris.

    I have had sleep paralysis recently. It is not my first time dealing with sleep paralysis, i have it rather frequently like 1-3 times a month, it was in my mothers genes and her mother's so it was not a huge surprise that i got it. On to the point I awoke realizing that i was...
    Footedeal Footedeal
    70+, M
    Feb 6, 2015
    aliveisawesome aliveisawesome
    18-21, F
    1 Response May 4, 2015

    Countless times I have found myself in these

    state , every since I was young . It happens at least four to five times a week and sometimes repeatedly on the same night . I used to think the worse when I was younger because I've always had an over exaggerated imagination. Any point in the day if I drift to sleep I will...
    RichardCrane RichardCrane
    26-30, M
    Feb 10, 2014

    It's horrible, I wake up,

    or at least I think I've woken up, but really I'm still in a dream, I struggle and panic, trying to regain consciousness. I then wake up. But then I realise I'm not in the place I fell asleep....So once more I panic struggling to wake up, trying to move myself... And finally I...
    lesha17x lesha17x
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Oct 10, 2014

    I am paralyzed in my sleep

    as if some one is holding me down I wish it would stop
    tinkd tinkd
    16-17, F
    Sep 13, 2015

    On one occasion i felt i seen a shadow of a man

    with long hair sprawled out above my wardrobe, now i am too scared to sleep on my own as it seems it is only when i experience sleep paraylis that this thing appears
    jasminediamond jasminediamond
    22-25, F
    1 Response Oct 26, 2014

    Zoloft Has Stopped Mine.

    I started getting sleep paralysis at about 16 years of age. Going through stages of having it excite me to stages of being too scared to go to sleep, I ended up on Zoloft antidepressants for anxiety and OCD. I obviously wasn't put on these tablets to stop the sleep paralysis but...
    FairyCandy FairyCandy
    26-30, F
    Jan 11, 2013

    I woke up around 3:30ish lastnight.

    I had no clue why, I just did. When I attempted to fall back asleep I drifted into a subconscious state I guess. My body broke out in a cold sweat and my heart started racing. My whole body because extreme heavy and numb. My head started pounding in the front and the back. I...
    Destinyyy Destinyyy
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Mar 23, 2015

    Sleep Paralysis used to be the most horrific

    thing of the week. I actually though that it was a nightmare, but now since I know so much about it, it isn't as bad. When i'm having sleep paralysis I sit still and wait for it to pass. If I fight it it seems to get worse so I just wait.
    moose73630 moose73630
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Sep 6, 2014

    I've experienced sleep paralysis on

    and off for many years now. It doesn't happen much anymore, but when it does, it doesn't scare me as much as it used to. I don't let it. Back when it frightened me it happened a lot more often. Now I just relax my body and let it pass.
    sinsoftheflesh sinsoftheflesh
    22-25, F
    1 Response Oct 28, 2014

    I'll Explain My Story ,it Seems That I Have Had Somewhat Of A Similar Experience Altho The Circumstances Are Different.

    a little after becoming 18 , (iam 61 now) i had a dream 3 days in a row, same dream for two days was that i was surrounded by what seemed like witches and they were chanting , i was laying down and they were surrounding me ,chanting something but i could not make out what it was...
    tigerspaw1 tigerspaw1
    61-65, M
    Jul 14, 2010

    when i first experienced this i thought it was

    just a dream, but it has now happened to me every other night for a couple months. I have found that when it happens one part of my body starts shaking when everywhere else is completley frozen. I sometimes sleep with my hand resting on my neck for comfort and I started to go...
    jasminediamond jasminediamond
    22-25, F
    Oct 26, 2014

    I was heading back to sleep.

    I started to have this odd feeling again, but it was too late. I was already paralyzed. I heard this strange laugh. It sounded like it was coming from right behind me. I tried to wake up, but I also was too scared to move. I never heard a laugh like that before. It was a...
    moose73630 moose73630
    18-21, M
    2 Responses May 30, 2015

    It mostly happens when I am I'll.

    Or when my life is unbalanced. Sometimes I will wake up and not be able to move and hear other people walking around the house and try to talk to get their help. Of course it never works. Other times I have had someone there, one time when I was 13 there was a black mans arm...
    Natalie06 Natalie06
    22-25, F
    May 12, 2014

    I rarely admit to this publicly,

    but sleep paralysis has been a problem of mine for about 14 years. Do any of you see or hear strange things when it happens?
    SaVraiNoir SaVraiNoir
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Oct 11, 2015

    Saw My Sister That Died This January In My Sleep

    So, in my dream I heard her talking on the phone and I was thinking you know she isn't here so it can't possibly be her talking so I stood up and walked down the hallway to my room and saw her sitting on my floor and I was like what the hell... So she stood up and walked towards...
    Kkell2632 Kkell2632
    18-21, F
    Mar 25, 2013

    My Sleep Paralysis

    My eyes get heavy as if I want to sleep; I have to fight the urge to stay awake. Then I get paralyzed and unable to move that’s when the sound hallucinations start. My body freezes up, fear rushes over me and I hear the amplified buzzing, singing, voices, people, animals...
    naudiia naudiia
    18-21, F
    Dec 6, 2012

    Not again D: I was going to take a quick nape .

    .. Then later my I hear a noise in my ears and start getting heavy and heavy . I try to clap my hands and scream my sister to for but I can't move xD
    neoncloud neoncloud
    18-21, M
    Nov 30, 2014

    I played with a Ouija board.

    I went to church. That night I had a nightmare. in my dream I saw demons. I heard a vibrating Humm over my house. when I woke in my room I could not move. when I tried to scream it was a whisper. it was as though something were holding me down. I prayed to God for the demon to...
    LoveRobbery LoveRobbery
    31-35, M
    1 Response Oct 26, 2014
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