I Want to Share My Sleep Paralysis Experiences

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    Years of Sleep Paralysis

    I want to share my sleep paralysis experiences.  I have had this SP since I was at least five years old.  However, I didn't know what it was back then.  It happened more frequently when I was younger though and has slacked off somewhat since I am much older...
    ConnieBray ConnieBray
    61-65, F
    12 Responses Apr 15, 2009

    I'm 16 years old and my SP started about a year

    ago. Although they are not very frequent.. They still scare the hell out of me. Okay, so the first few were very minor. It came to me as sort of an Out Of Body experience. I hadn't gotten much sleep and I was very exhausted. I remember I was in my bed sleeping and then I...
    yourdadsface yourdadsface
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Mar 15, 2014

    Just woke up from an SP experience

    and can't go back to sleep. I've had this happen numerous times in my life.. The scariest one was when my baby was a newborn and something came in and tried to pull him out of my arms and we were literally playing tug of war with him and I was screaming for my husband and he...
    Kwright089 Kwright089
    26-30, F
    1 Response Dec 28, 2015

    Ok, I tried posting this on my page

    and just got people who have never had SP responding... one saying my story is bullshit and i'm a liar?! Geez... people are haters sometimes.... Anyways, I wanted to explore the idea of the spiritual side of sleep paralysis? What do you all think??? I got mine (had it for ten...
    jennylee2015 jennylee2015
    26-30, F
    1 Response Dec 17, 2015

    Continuous Sleep Paralysis/hallucinations

    I am 21 years old. I have had Sleep Paralysis for a while. I was young when I first started experiencing it. I was probably about 16 or so. I really can't remember, but it has occured so much through the years that I have gotten "used to it". It is not a daily occurance, but...
    idevtron idevtron
    1 Response Nov 6, 2012

    So today I was in my school library trying to

    get some warmth because my next class wasn't for a few hours; I ended up falling asleep and although I don't remember the dream exactly, I do remember trying to save someone from drowning but I ended up drowning instead. Here's the scary part, I felt as though I was actually...
    corinakayy corinakayy
    22-25, F
    Nov 19, 2014

    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 to move but it comes with other side effects such strange tingling to high vibrations even the feeling of being electrified not to mention the...
    YouAgain YouAgain
    26-30, M
    Aug 7, 2014

    I’ve had sleep paralysis three times now.

    The first time I was ill, and I was in a shared dorm room in a hostel. I woke up and couldn’t move and someone got into bed with me. I knew it wasn’t real but it was scary. I felt the duvet move up and the mattress depress where they were lying. Then they put their arms...
    Cocomoo Cocomoo
    31-35, F
    Jul 29, 2015

    Ok, warning as I'm terrible at describing

    things. It's about 5 am right now and I've just woken up. I haven't slept all night, and just managed to sleep around 4 - 4:30. I recently found out about sleep paralysis through very strong, paranormal experiences with family members etc. (It's another story which doesn't...
    jordanljones jordanljones
    18-21, M
    Mar 7, 2016

    I just had my very first sleep paralysis

    experience and it was horrible. I've known people who get this nightly so at least I knew what was happening but it was terrifying all the same. I woke up around 4am from a horrible dream and then couldn't move for what seemed like a long time
    deleted deleted
    Mar 2, 2016

    My Take On This: (and My Experience)

    Oh my god you people are so lucky... Even though these experiences can seem like some kind of evil  attack... they are not associated with any evil beings (even though this is exactly how these experiences can seem to be).IN FACT THEY ARE ACTUALLY NOT AN ATTACK OF ANY KIND AND...
    armchairoccultist armchairoccultist
    36-40, M
    5 Responses Jun 10, 2011

    Light Bulb

    It has happened to me my whole life. I always sense that someone is there. I've heard voices speaking in an alien language that I could some how understand. They were talking about me. I didn't totally catch what they were talking about at first and as I started listening in on...
    DreamReady DreamReady
    26-30, F
    1 Response Dec 8, 2012

    I am a very curious person by nature,

    and I like to learn about science and strange phenomenons. Especially when it come to sleep. Her is what I wrote right after I awoke from a terrible experience of sleep paralysis. I feel asleep again. This time I realized I was dreaming. I thought of sleep paralysis and wanted...
    TylerJohnSmith TylerJohnSmith
    16-17, M
    May 4, 2014

    I just had experienced sleep paralysis last

    night. I remember I was laying on my side, on my bed. And I opened my eyes. I saw a bold black arm going over me disappearing behind me. After that happened I was terrified, and I tried to move but I couldn't. It was like I was a statue, or as I was frozen. Since I couldn't move...
    Keloj Keloj
    18-21, M
    Feb 1, 2015

    I've always had sleep paralysis on random

    occasions throughout my life and never really knew what was happenening, and just put it down to a 'bad dream'. Recently I've been having these experiences atleast once a week. I think it's mainly due to being more stressed out and also taking a melatonin supplement before bed...
    fletch92er fletch92er
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Nov 30, 2014

    This happened about two years ago.

    I was really tired and I went to bed at around 12:46 (I remember because I checked my phone right before I went to bed). About a minute after laying down, I couldn't move, I couldn't scream, I couldn't do anything. Then I could feel a presence on me. It was as if this "lady" was...
    joyinme98 joyinme98
    18-21, F
    1 Response Sep 12, 2015

    I I sleep on my back it's almost guaranteed to

    happen. One particular time I laying in bed I felt like I was awake but knew I was sleeping. I was looking around my room and it was my dark room how it was in the present. I heard someone I'm the kitchen over the balcony doing dishes. I thought who is that mom? Next thing I...
    njgina njgina
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Aug 26, 2014

    oh you mean the experience

    that made me profoundly feel alienated from boys? Yeah i woke up the first time it happened to me at 20 in a state of sleep paralysis partially floating over my body as if my "soul" or whatever that was had separated from it and Alien abductors were in the room otherwise known...
    ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix
    31-35, M
    Aug 22, 2014

    If you're in sleep paralyse mode you have acces

    to astral traveling, lucid dreaming or seeing really scary sh*t.
    urnotcrazy urnotcrazy
    22-25, M
    1 Response Jan 6, 2015

    A couple years ago, I had the single most

    terrifying "dream" that I've ever had, and I haven't been able to forget it since. I had never experienced what is known as "sleep paralysis" before this particular night, and I haven't since then either. This very unusual dream I had began with me waking up in my bed( or so I...
    tsutor88 tsutor88
    26-30, M
    Sep 5, 2015

    Sleep Paralysis Journal

    September 5th 2011 That was the first time I ever had sleep paralysis. It was about 10:45PM when I got to sleep. The lights outside my room were still open because my brother was going back and forth in the hallway. When I closed my eyes, I felt this powerful drowsines, a force...
    CatchTheBlueSky CatchTheBlueSky
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Oct 11, 2013

    about 5 or 4 months ago I was sleeping then

    woke up unable to move.. I swear, you never adjust to it, each time sp happens to me it feels like I'm experiencing it for my first time, when I know I'm not, but each time it happens I do the same thing, which is freak out I almost never give up. when in sp I try to move...
    liquidgold18k liquidgold18k
    22-25, F
    1 Response Oct 25, 2015

    So, a couple of months ago I was travelling in

    SE Asia and met a guy who studied dreams. I told him about a 'dream' I had had where I felt I was awake a conscious but paralysed which he called a sleep paralysis episode. However, when I explained the details of the dream he was confused. I was not aware at the time that sleep...
    eleanorlouise71 eleanorlouise71
    22-25, F
    Sep 9, 2015

    My sleep paralysis nightmares!

    Okay so it's 1:35 where I am! I awoke maybe close to an hour ago. I had an experience, this one was new or either I don't remember it, idk! So first mine are terrifying, it's total dread, torture, and agony. They are not fun, and they are def not cool! Here goes nothing...
    26-30, M
    1 Response Dec 14, 2015

    So.... The weirdest thing just happened.

    .. I was in a deep sleep... I don't think I was dreaming.... If I was I don't remember anything. And all of a sudden I felt someone just run their finger nail down my left foot. It was heavy handed too. It was the creepiest thing bc I'm not ticklish, it was actually more annoying...
    Lolalove23 Lolalove23
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Aug 21, 2015

    Had some major sleep paralysis last night,

    some witch like thing trying to get me I was sort of conscious trying to shout at her, I managed to move my arms or mumble/ moan just enough to keep her away right at the time where she would almost get me, every time! I've had sleep paralysis before, and there has never been a...
    robclark88 robclark88
    26-30, M
    Jul 7, 2015

    I had a SP experience on the way to Wisconsin

    while in the car, I thought I woke up I saw my arms just laying there like I was sleeping and I saw a sign and it said what highways we were on and then I couldn't breath, I was grabbing at the seats of my sister and mom in the front but I wasn't at the same time, I could feel...
    TheStillmanator TheStillmanator
    16-17, M
    Aug 7, 2014

    Hello :) I got an interesting story to share.

    .. also I have no idea what exactly happened so please help? I guess I went into some kind of combination between lucid dreaming and sleep paralysis... or maybe dreamed about having a sleep paralysis? So I went to sleep, very very tired and stressed out (I had an exam that day...
    Annaaa24 Annaaa24
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jul 3, 2014


    I'd like to sleep, only every time i try, I'm sucked into this reality of force, imagery, realness... All that happens, I feel so lost, i can smell everything there, feel it, see it. Its cruel most of the time.. what I see.. I'll feel like i'm yelling for help.. clawing at anyone...
    xScreamOfTheButterflyx xScreamOfTheButterflyx
    22-25, F
    7 Responses Jul 11, 2010

    All of you need to read alien abductions

    descriptions. I have read them and was shocked how similar they were to mine. With the exception of seeing them. I go missing at night for hours. I sleep sitting up with my feet on the ground, I wake up look at the clock and make a mental note at the time. I come back 3 hrs...
    WaDiva WaDiva
    41-45, F
    Dec 18, 2015

    I Went Through A Period Of Sleep Paralysis But Then It Stopped

    It was about 3 years ago and happened regular for around 5 months. It was in the spring/summer time when it was light nights and thankful really it didn't happen in the depths of winter. It was scary though. It was mainly when falling asleep. I would hear buzzing in my ears...
    Ravenreed Ravenreed
    51-55, M
    Jan 29, 2013

    Wow after reading everyone else's I feel lucky

    mine was mild in comparison. I have woken up unable to move. Only for like maybe 30 or 40 sec but it still was scary as all hell. I use to be really concerned about it but now after reading everyone else's, not so much
    Bedmonster Bedmonster
    70+, M
    Aug 25, 2014

    This was just a few days ago.

    I was dreaming, and it started to become a lucid dream, but the moment I became aware that I was dreaming I woke up (which was kind of disappointing). But, when I woke up, I couldn't move and I started having a terrifying hallucination. I thought that there were ladybugs...
    kdmuffins kdmuffins
    16-17, F
    Mar 1, 2016

    I'm not sure if it was from sleep paralysis,

    but I remember my dad said he had a strange experience when he was young. He was around 10 years old at the time and his friend was staying the night with him at his house. My dad all of a sudden remembers "waking up" and sees a light coming from the window. His friend who was...
    Bonnet9 Bonnet9
    26-30, F
    Mar 2, 2016

    I Figured Out How To Beat Sleep Paralysis

    I have had sleep paralysis as a teenager and young adult. It was an every night occurrence most of my teen years but I never told anyone. I became so stressed out that I began to lose weight. I became depressed because my body could not get the necessary sleep it needed and I...
    LookDeeper LookDeeper
    26-30, F
    6 Responses Jan 20, 2013

    I started experiencing sleep paralysis

    since I was 7years old. I could still remember that day, I was lying on my bed and my mom is sister are chatting. The next thing I know I can't move. I was trying to shout but I can't. I want to tell them to wake me up. Then it happened as often as it can be. Of course I was...
    wisdomdelight wisdomdelight
    1 Response Sep 8, 2014

    I have had multiple run-ins with sleep

    paralysis before, and they keep getting more intense and vivid. Last week was the worst one yet. I was having a dream where I was in a dark cavern like room and I couldn't see anything. Something latched onto my arm in my dream and then pulled me out of my dream and I was...
    catlikethief catlikethief
    22-25, F
    Oct 26, 2015

    I have had quite a few sleep paralysis

    experiences and they have scared me so much. Once I woke up in the middle of the morning while it was still dark out and couldn't move. I felt something breathing on the back of my neck and I was panicking in my head. I said god or jesus' name and I heard a noise like a whistle...
    FutureVet2014 FutureVet2014
    18-21, F
    Aug 24, 2015

    Endless Tunnels

    I've been having sleep paralysis ever since i could remember. It used to scare the bejeesus out of me, but over time, after reading and researching i'm no longer afraid of what it might bring.I was asleep on the couch in the family room one day having just gotten back from school...
    WhereWasJude WhereWasJude
    22-25, F
    1 Response May 29, 2011

    I remember the scariest episode I had

    once was in 2011,I remember I went to sleep and my bed was shaking and I think I was floating up then I was put back down? I woke up so scared.Then the second night right after it,I felt my bed shaking again and something felt like it leaned down and kissed me !! The 3rd night I...
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Jan 30, 2016

    Hi all. This was my first SP episode.

    I was around 14 and freaked me right out! I now control and use these episodes and can help anyone to do this. Please message me. I awoke silently paralysed. To see a large dark figure slowly creeping up the attic staircase That's my friend, brad! I tried to call, but the...
    SPadvice SPadvice
    Sep 27, 2015
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