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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-30-2008, 10:23 PM Thread Starter
 
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Sleep paralysis

I had a sleep paralysis this morning. I used to have those when i was a kid. It wasnt the really scary type with all the noises and a feeling of some eerie presence. I just couldnt move my body and everything looked kinda altered. What do you guys think about it? Have you ever experienced it?
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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-30-2008, 10:29 PM
 
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Re: Sleep paralysis

i used to have it all the time. it sucks. there were a couple of times where i just KNEW someone had crawled into bed between my wife and i. i had to wake her up and ask if she felt it too. scary stuff. i usually get the feelin that someone not nice is there with me. ha ha.

google "old hag syndrome" for some more info about it.
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post #3 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-30-2008, 10:37 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Sleep paralysis

I did my research already and i remember all those sleepless nights that i had. Just wondering why it happened after all those years, I didnt experienced this in at least 5 years
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post #4 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-30-2008, 10:45 PM
 
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Re: Sleep paralysis

yeah, that is weird. i never had it until i was 30. ha ha. it started right after my mom died, and continued for about 6 months after. now, its not too often, but i cant seem to pin down what brings it on. all i can offer is a suggestion to leave a light on...
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post #5 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-30-2008, 11:06 PM
 
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Re: Sleep paralysis

Never had one. I read that people who sleep on their back are more susceptible to have them, which would explain why I've never had one as I have not once ever fell asleep on my back. Sleeping on your side or stomach may get rid of them. I'm kind of curious about what they are like though.
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post #6 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-30-2008, 11:22 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Sleep paralysis

Its kinda weird but i like having them, there is always that weird feeling you get...
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post #7 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-30-2008, 11:28 PM
 
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Re: Sleep paralysis

ha ha. weird for sure. creepy while its happening. kinda funny after. ESPECIALLY when you know that there was nothing wrong. just normal body function.
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post #8 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-31-2008, 01:16 AM
 
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Re: Sleep paralysis

I've had it many times, I haven't lately. Its kinda scary, Im glad I dont have old hag syndrome though, that would probably make me more of an insomniac lol
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ha ha. weird for sure. creepy while its happening. kinda funny after. ESPECIALLY when you know that there was nothing wrong. just normal body function.
Nah! there's more to it than normal body function... I have experienced it many times and I sleep on my back all the time. If it is a body function why the feeling of a presence???
everytime I had them I could have sworn I was not even asleep yet but one thing I can tell you is that I was alone and it was pitch black so the suggestion of leaving a small night light on is recommended. I have seen scientific shows on the discovery channel where they try to explain why that happens and stuff and as much as you want to rationalize it with science there is more to it that meets the eye! In my experience the only thing that ever got me out of that was praying and that was even hard because you can't talk, move or think... it is indeed scary stuff.

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post #10 of 19 (permalink) Old 01-02-2009, 08:30 PM
 
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Re: Sleep paralysis

My landlord got it a bunch of times recently - he was starting to get a little freaked. Supposedly it can happen from sleeping too much?
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Re: Sleep paralysis

I've woken up and felt an eerie presence....in my pants.
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I've woken up and felt an eerie presence....in my pants.
Did that eerie presence feel paralyzed?
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No, but it was definitely stiff.
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post #14 of 19 (permalink) Old 01-02-2009, 10:58 PM
 
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from what ive read, its a throwback to when we were more primitive. y'know..sleepin in trees and stuff to avoid predators. when we sleep, our minds are active and our bodies would be too. kinda like how a dog barks and fake runs while theyre sleepin. so, the paralysis thing was meant to keep us from thrashin about and fallin out of the trees. so, the involuntary paralysis, plus the semi awake mind, winds up creating a very stressful situation. you cant move, and you're awake realizing that you cant move.

then, there are some people who believe that they have been abducted by aliens or something and the paralysis is how they keep ya from moving, or even keep you from noticing that you have been taken and brought back. that would explain the feeling of a presence.... all pure speculation.

i vote for the biological paralysis with the conscious awareness idea.
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Re: Sleep paralysis

I used to get it just as I would fall asleep. Id be passing into the falling a sleep state and still be awake but not be able to move and sometimes found it hard to wake myself up.

I found that sleeping on my back would always bring it on and sleeping on my side it would never happen.

It completly stopped when I quit smoking ciggys and dope.....


Who knows, but im glad its stopped....
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