I Suffer From Sleep Paralysis

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    I suffer from sleep paralysis

    since the age of 12. It has affected me a lot through out my life. I was curious about ghosts and demons and whenever I had an attack in my dreams I believed it was a real ghost/demon. I have few real life experiences too which I can't explain. I have heard human voices that...
    PorcelainRose85 PorcelainRose85
    31-35, F
    79 Responses May 19, 2014

    Lately, my sleep paralysis episodes have been

    getting worse. Before, I used to be able to wake myself up on the first attempt, but lately it seems like I've been having a sleep paralysis dream within a dream within a dream. I have to "wake up" multiple times before I actually wake up. Anyone got any new tricks up their...
    DarkCelestriaRose DarkCelestriaRose
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Apr 19, 2014

    The first time I had it (a few months ago) I

    was lying on my front and being raped my a devil, I kept screaming to stop but it wouldn't. It went on for a few minutes and then it stopped and I was breathing like really heavily and relatively disturbed by the experience. So I thought that I'd been possessed and that I was...
    humanperson1267 humanperson1267
    18-21, F
    1 Response May 29, 2014

    (I keep track of my SP episodes

    even my dreams in my dream journal for about 2 years now by the way) Today ill be explaing some of my SP experiences. I've been having SP episodes since February of last year. Ever since I've had SP at least once a month, a lot of the times I'd have SP 10 times in a row in one...
    liquidgold18k liquidgold18k
    18-21, F
    Jan 4

    I napped a little today,

    was tired and sleepy, which is the perfect combination for that damn sleep paralysis. As I started to drown in this delicious sleep, I felt that HUGE air/energy moving inside my body, I was very sure that my body will explode any minute now, I really got freaked out, not...
    MissGaga MissGaga
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Feb 6

    I thought I would share my story.

    The first time this happened to me I was 11 years old. I feel asleep as usual, but this night I had a nightmare of my room catching on fire and I barely escaped alive with a teddy bear from the second story window. I jumped out of my sleep only to return to sleep a little while...
    demipuff demipuff
    22-25, F
    6 Responses Nov 25, 2014

    It is believed by some

    that during sleep paralysis, a person is more receptive to spiritual activity. How someone could definitively know what they saw wasn't only a dream, I am uncertain. I do know that it happened to me and I believe what I saw was, indeed, a full body apparition. It was early...
    adianoeta adianoeta
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Sep 22, 2014

    Not really suffer but sometimes it gets scary

    af!! I mean it's usually not that bad but sometimes I'll be dreaming that I'm not asleep ( I hope that's makes sense) and I'll hear people talking to me. At the moment, it's fine but afterwards, it gives me such a strange feeling
    churchdadatnight churchdadatnight
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jan 5

    Now I know I had suffer from sleep paralysis

    all my life, since I was a little baby. But it got so bad for me when I became a teen, I was so scared since I thought I could die, cause It felt like I couldn't breath during the episodes. I tried to tell my father and he just told me, "Its only a nightmare". So, after that...
    Ravenskull88 Ravenskull88
    26-30, F
    Nov 7, 2015

    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 have been told its paranormal to I have a gift' of being able to astral fly! After many years Of scary hallucinations I fell on a site about sleep...
    kel25 kel25
    26-30
    4 Responses Aug 3, 2014

    Just happened again:(

    now I'm too scared to go back to sleep๐Ÿ˜ญ
    Youreawizardharry Youreawizardharry
    22-25, F
    8 Responses Sep 29, 2015

    I don't experience visual hallucinations

    usually. It's pretty much the same every time. I'm awake and I can't move. I feel like I'm having a seizure from the shaking sensation. And the longer it lasts, the stronger the shaking feeling gets. It's supposedly harmless. But it feels like it will kill me. And nights like...
    Holliswoods24 Holliswoods24
    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 25, 2015

    Sleep paralysis has been continuous

    for me. I'm 18 years old and I've been having it at least once every two weeks since I was 13. Now that I'm in college, I've been having it once a week. I actually just had an episode last night where and older woman was standing at the food of my bed, she turned around and...
    foxracer189 foxracer189
    18-21
    1 Response Sep 23, 2015

    Sleep Paralysis Sleep paralysis is a term

    coined by science for a phenomena that has been around as long as humans have. Sleep paralysis is a phenomenon in which people, either when falling asleep or wakening, temporarily experience an inability to move (being paralyzed). Most of these episodes are accompanied by...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Feb 8, 2014

    I barely get any sleep.

    I cry myself to sleep not wanting to face my demons. Its like I'm sleeping and they hold me down. I can't move and I can't talk or scream for help. It usually happens when I switch sides to sleep on. In the process my body would be flat down with my stomach to the mattress and...
    Bitxh0x Bitxh0x
    16-17, F
    4 Responses May 24, 2015

    my eyes are tired as hell

    and want to shut but my mind can't. I'm scared to see dark figures again :. I should get used to it, right?! But hell no! I'm really scared! (T__T)
    JuanaChange JuanaChange
    26-30, F
    6 Responses Mar 9

    While I am paralysis I can't move

    or speak I have vivisection dreams that the image in your mind that is so clear you can almost touch it. Sometimes you have a vivid dream that feels so real that even when you wake up, you can't tell if the dream is really over
    LucidxxShivery LucidxxShivery
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Apr 13

    it happens every few months

    so damn SCARY.Thought i was going to die the first time it happen to me
    jamorah jamorah
    13-15, F
    1 Response Jul 4, 2014

    Why the ****, does Sleep Paralysis happen to me,

    I kid you not, woke up, couldn't move anything, except my eyes, my body was paralyzed, I couldn't see through my right eye, it felt like someone's or somethings hand, it was really strong, had my face pinned to the bed, I heard it whisper some sort of incantation into my right...
    The11Author17 The11Author17
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Dec 6, 2015

    Sleep paralysis is something I seriously suffer

    with and I don't know why it started. I am 16 years old and was diagnosed with depression and put on medication. Randomly I would start to get vivd flash backs pertaining to what caused my depression: like the bullying, and all the other things. I tried to block out those...
    StephlyBoz StephlyBoz
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 26

    Well interesting day.

    I thought that noone who is close friends or family to me, suffer with sleep paralysis, after a little research today, maybe i have just realised that one of the closest friends i have, my best friend...Stella my staffordshire bull terrier actually suffers with sleep paralysis...
    SPadvice SPadvice
    26-30
    Oct 14, 2015

    this may sound wild but it's true.

    . my friend was possessed by something evil.. I wasn't there for it but her girlfriend messaged me and said she was freaking out because my best friend wasnt making sense I walked my *** to my best friends house and as I was walking I said "do not take my best friend, anyone but...
    liquidgold18k liquidgold18k
    18-21, F
    Nov 8, 2015

    I still remember the first time it happened.

    I was so scared. I could swear on my future grave there was a tall dark evil looking figure standing on the side of my bed, just out the corner of my eye. I was on my stomach and I couldn't move or speak save my life, I couldn't even breathe. I hated being so vulnerable. It...
    ZoriyaN7 ZoriyaN7
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jun 18, 2014

    I can't talk to anybody outside my immediate

    family (my mother and two sisters who also have episodes) about any of this. even my bf thinks I'm just lying about my episodes. there's such a misconception about people with sleep paralysis. like we're all crazy or deluded. just for the record; I'm a very rational person. for...
    ZenaMarie ZenaMarie
    22-25, F
    8 Responses Apr 11, 2015

    Flying Bat Monster

    I've had sleep paralysis incidents since I was very little. It's a hard thing to describe to someone who has never had this happen to them, but it's like you literally feel like you're about to die, due to something very evil in the room with you. I'm going to try and share...
    CobaltToad CobaltToad
    41-45, M
    7 Responses Oct 17, 2011

    I have a fever and I'm afraid to take a nap.

    fevers ensure some great REM problems.
    ZenaMarie ZenaMarie
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Oct 11, 2015

    I've been experiencing sleep paralysis

    for a few years now, but it only happens almost every time I take a nap during the day. It's kind of comforting to know other people go through this too and I'm not the only one
    Youreawizardharry Youreawizardharry
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Jul 27, 2015

    unable to move.. or shout.

    . This worse thing happens with me 2-3 times in a month.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    6 Responses Jul 20, 2014

    Almost 16 years ago I had a life changing

    experience that triggered a number of health issues. Whilst on holiday I almost drowned. I went down twice and thought 'this is it' when some stranger pulled me from the surf. I never got a chance to say thank you but I just remember feeling incredibly calm and serene whilst...
    MySweetTears MySweetTears
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Oct 13, 2015

    I'm so tired of waking up at various times of

    the night and being unable to speak or move. It's so creepy! At times I even have strange visual hallucinations such as black spooky figures and they are outright terrifying! ๐Ÿ—ฟ๐Ÿ—ฟ๐Ÿ—ฟ I know they aren't real but they seem so realistic. Gosh what do I have to do to get a...
    ValStar ValStar
    22-25, F
    10 Responses Mar 1, 2015

    just watched the documentary The Nightmare.

    it's about sleep paralysis and it really upset me. their premise was basically that it's not just a sleeping disorder. and it was pretty convincing. hearing these people tell their stories and finding them so similar to my own was disturbing. if you have Netflix and sleep...
    ZenaMarie ZenaMarie
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 8

    it happened again last night.

    static in the room, voices, muffled laughter, feeling like someone's watching me. but it was a pretty mild episode.
    ZenaMarie ZenaMarie
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Nov 29, 2014

    has anyone else had sleep paralysis episodes

    that are extremely sexual? it's crazy.
    ZenaMarie ZenaMarie
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Nov 24, 2014

    I suffer it when I am tired

    and lacking sleep, so this morning was a perfect time for it, but this time it was kind of funny, weird.. So, as I was starting to fall asleep this morning, starting to dream, I felt it, that I couldn't move, was a little different though, no hallucinations much (although the...
    MissGaga MissGaga
    26-30, F
    Dec 5, 2015

    I've been dealing with this situation

    since 2011. I've only ever told my husband about it because frankly I don't want others to think I'm crazy or mental. I don't experience it the way that science describes it. I don't have the weight on my chest or hallucinations of evil things / shadow people or things of...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Apr 11

    Who would have thought here find other people

    who have had same experience It has already helped, Reading others stories. Unless you have experienced can not explain the fear, especially when cannot move or scream, not even whisper, or the presence of a being is so real that can not tell if you are dreaming ...
    willisca49 willisca49
    66-70, F
    2 Responses Nov 24, 2014

    i hate it, it sucks the best cure is drinking

    water more often. its been about 4 months since my last one.
    MyraTomPhil MyraTomPhil
    26-30, F
    1 Response Aug 6, 2015

    It happened today as I was waking up.

    I knew I was waking up. Luckily I was on my front. I kept my eyes closed but I felt something jumping on my back. It felt like it had a lot of fur and was rattling. I don't know. I've learned to keep my eyes shut as some of the things you can see when this happens are terrifying...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Sep 27, 2015

    I think I can mostly control it now.

    last night I kept getting flashes as I was falling asleep of this creepy little boy in black. he had a very pale face and black rings around his eyes. sure enough as I was waking up early this morning my breath caught and I couldn't move. and my eyes were directed to the little...
    ZenaMarie ZenaMarie
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jul 23, 2015

    I used to suffer from it badly

    when I took a lot of drugs a couple of years ago. I only get it very occasionally now as I no longer use, but it's starting to increase again. I've had so many different scenarios, ranging from attempting to run away from some evil figure, to a girl creeping towards me and...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Oct 20, 2014

    It's not just the paralysis that's scary.

    For me, it's the OBE, or out of body experience that comes with it. I can't sleep on my back anymore, or even lay on my back for too long. The out of body experiences happen when I lay like that. Trying to fall asleep, or just waking up, I'll see myself float above myself, I am...
    qwernia qwernia
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Nov 25, 2014

    Get it almost every night

    now ๐Ÿ‘Œ noice ๐Ÿ˜ญ
    Youreawizardharry Youreawizardharry
    22-25, F
    Jan 4

    My first memory is of sleep paralysis

    when I was about one and a half. My mom says I would call for her in my crib and tell her about the "scary man". I've have it continuously throughout my life but didn't learn of what it was until I was in middle school, when my mother told me my after had the same thing. I hate...
    Redirxela Redirxela
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 6, 2015

    early this morning, before dawn,

    my bf came into our room and was shuffling around in our dresser. (he often falls asleep in the other room btw.) I thought this was unusual because he never gets up this early for work. then I realized I was feeling foggy. ****. I looked again and he was gone. hallucinated it...
    ZenaMarie ZenaMarie
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Mar 13

    so yesterday morning I half woke up

    and kept hearing the horn of a train blaring in my ears. I grew up next to some tracks so it's not surprising. and just under the sound of the horn I could hear someone yelling something. couldn't make it out though. I shook it off several times but it kept coming back...
    ZenaMarie ZenaMarie
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Mar 31, 2015

    I got "pulled" again tonight.

    Tried falling asleep to a video... I knew it was coming too, as soon as I heard that static ringing in your ears, like the kind you get when you feel someone is looking at you. I always get it before I feel the covers seem to tighten around me and I gravitate towards the edge of...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Mar 3, 2015
    carmelight carmelight
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Sep 10, 2015

    today I woke up and saw shadows beneath the

    door. like someone's feet were there. then I saw that it was just my bf, home from work. he came in, smiled at me, and went into the bathroom to shower. after a minute I got up and he wasn't there anymore. he wasn't even off yet. I didn't even realize I was having an episode...
    ZenaMarie ZenaMarie
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Apr 14, 2015

    Sooo as i started to fall asleep on my couch,

    i kept hearing the tv playing, so i kept waking up and checking, but sure enough it was off so eventually i just kinda listened to the shows being played. I had a dream about weird monster things trying to kill me, and i awoke stuck in SP. I heard my sister go into the kitchen...
    WooTang710 WooTang710
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Aug 14, 2015

    It started a few months back

    and been happening ever since. I wake up I think around 2ish or 3ish I'm not sure but all I do is lay there can't move can't talk can't scream. It's so scary because sometimes I see things moving within the shadows and sometimes I have a really forceful pushing on my chest...
    xxcarysxx xxcarysxx
    18-21, F
    6 Responses Aug 4, 2014

    so,this is my first time posting on any site

    about my experiences.my latest ones were actually within seconds of each other.The first felt as if someone was pulling on my leg at the end of the bed ,when i came too I kept asking my partner was it her which freaked her out.Within seconds i was asleep again and got another...
    cahill2012 cahill2012
    36-40, M
    1 Response Dec 22, 2015

    Hello all! I am a sufferer of what science

    calls "sleep paralysis" but I use the term loosely because I know the cause in my case and it has nothing to do with science. For years, I was experiencing what I thought were nightmares, and the common term paralysis during sleep but I knew that it was something else because I...
    helper888 helper888
    51-55, M
    Jan 8

    I don't know if I want to say I "suffer" from

    it. One time it helped me lucid dream. I do have it from time to time though. If I learn to better control it it might become a blessing.
    moose73630 moose73630
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jan 5

    eyes blurry, barely able to focus,

    the feeling of somebody in the room...shadows....breathing is labored...cant move...panic sets in....then "they" step forward...aliens. this is usually my experience.....feel free to inbox me your experiences
    awesomebeardo0325 awesomebeardo0325
    31-35, M
    Dec 6, 2015
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