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    Help me! I'm afraid of Sleep Paralysis!

    So I was recently watching a YouTube video on how to lucid dream, and I came across a point in the video about sleep paralysis. I looked up on google what sleep paralysis is, and it scared the living daylights out of me. I am afraid to go to sleep because I am afraid that it will happen to me! Please help calm my nerves.
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    Oh, there there...I've had it once, it's not that bad. You just have to lie there for a few minutes before your muscles wake up. Think of it as enforced-sleeping-in by your body.

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    INFP

    Many people never experience sleep paralysis in their lives, so it may never happen to you.

    I first experienced sleep paralysis when I was 17. It was scary, and the paralysis and hallucinations seemed real at the time, but it helped that I was studying science, and I was able to figure out that it was a natural, biological response. Nowadays I experience sleep paralysis about once a year, and it hardly bothers me at all.

    I've always found that I can avoid sleep paralysis if I sleep on my side (and I believe that is true for a lot of people), so if you are concerned it might be worth sleeping on your side, rather than your back.

    Remember: It is unlikely to happen to you, and if it does, you will be able to get through it, and even understand that it has a perfectly natural explanation.
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    Unknown Personality

    Oh, experienced that before, but only twice.
    Once when I am 6-10 years old and once last year.

    Tried but can't speak and move while feeling something nerve cracking approaching my door.
    Then I woke up, everything back to normal.

    It is something that hard to forget but unlike nightmare, it is not consistence and terrifying enough to haunt you (since Iit happens rarely and it can be controlled).
    I just assume its an experience what should had happened if I placed in such a spot in real life so its not a big deal to me.

    Have a nice dream .
    Last edited by RobakoNMRN; 11-15-2015 at 09:12 PM.
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    Just call on the name of God or Jesus Christ and the demons won't get to you
    Also stop scaring the shit out of yourself on purpose.
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    INFP - The Idealists


    Quote Originally Posted by Loeveangel View Post
    So I was recently watching a YouTube video on how to lucid dream, and I came across a point in the video about sleep paralysis. I looked up on google what sleep paralysis is, and it scared the living daylights out of me. I am afraid to go to sleep because I am afraid that it will happen to me! Please help calm my nerves.
    tends to be genetic. if you haven't had it already then you probably won't. my family has this problem by the spades and yes, it's unpleasant. you just have to train yourself during normal dreams to be able to alter the dream. and if you get the 'hag on your bag' you just ride it out.

    but yes, it sucks. i thought for years i was demon possessed or something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Loeveangel View Post
    So I was recently watching a YouTube video on how to lucid dream, and I came across a point in the video about sleep paralysis. I looked up on google what sleep paralysis is, and it scared the living daylights out of me. I am afraid to go to sleep because I am afraid that it will happen to me! Please help calm my nerves.
    Some things you can do:
    1) Reduce stress
    2) Have a better sleeping pattern. Follow the body's circadian rhythm. Go to bed at a fixed time. And have a comfortable place to sleep - no lights, completely dark, comfy bed.
    3) No caffeine before bed.
    4) Other issues such as sleep deprivation and sleep disorders can contribute to this.
    5) Don't sweat it. Refer to number 1.

    Have a pleasant dream!
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    INTP - The Thinkers

    I used to suffer from sleep paralysis. It can be very freaky, I remember times when I felt there was a very malignant presence in the room and I wanted to scream, but I couldn't. I also felt like something was sitting on me half the time. You'lll be in a sort of dreamy mindset, not your normal conscious self, so you'll believe that there are demons and the like wanting to torture you.
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    Do not be afraid! It does happen to some people mostly younger though. It is rare but not uncommon. I have quite a few when I was in my early twenties. Many sources state that in majority of cases happens when one sleeps on one's back. There is a theory that find most plausible why this happens
    The thalamus (a small but dense deep brain structure highly interconnected to body and cortical regions {what we consider major part of our brains - white and gray matter} and involved in receiving sensory information) goes to sleep some ten minutes before the cortex.

    When falling asleep, the thalamus shuts us off from the outside world, but the cortex continues to function which could explain, as the researchers hypothesize, how hallucinations can arise when we fall asleep.
    What I noticed that less I resisted and less I got scared, the less they kept happening. I did not have any inkling of something bad happening, I always had an opinion during these years of my life that this is something physiological. I grew up in the culture where we did not talk a lot about spirituality or malevolent entities or anything like that (socialism).
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    INFP - The Idealists

    I've found that, mostly, the universe tends to dish out stuff based upon our ability to handle it

    Have faith
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