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I'm not sure what I was doing but I was running and it was cold... I was running away from something and I came up to this hotel and I went inside and got a room to stay for the night. I went up to the room and I heard murmuring behind me. I turned and looked and it was no one. I started to walk faster to the room. I got into it. And I just got ready for bed as I was very tired... I looked on the bed and I saw my stuff and it was odd because I didn't remember bringing anything in with me. I went through it to make sure it was my stuff. It was. So I changed and got into bed and turned off the lights. Next door I heard fighting so I was laying there until it was quiet. It got louder... I pulled the blanket off of me so I can go next door to tell them to quiet down. Then I opened my eyes and I saw this person over me, smiling... It grabbed me by the throat and choked me; it soon started to sound like the room next door but very loud... I tried to scream and move but I couldn't. This person had me pinned down. I closed my eyes and they started to laugh... I opened my eyes...

I was in my own bed I got up and looked around. I wasn't dreaming anymore. I lied back down started to close my eyes and tried to go back to sleep but I heard giggling. I opened my eyes again and there they were, the same person in my dreams. They smiled at me and sat on my arms and chest. It started to choke me again and it started to laugh. I looked outside my doors and there was light so I knew someone was home. I tried to scream but couldn't and they got close to my face and whispered to me... "no one is going to hear you." I got really scared and I closed my eyes and waited...

Faintly the weight was lifting and I opened my eyes again and this time I was awake for sure. I was too freaked out to lay my head down again because I just went through two different sleep paralysis... One where I was in a dream and got attacked and then woke up and got attacked by it again. I'm not sure why it's happening to me but it's happening almost every night now...

I have the fear of sleeping now. To tell you the truth I'm lacking sleep. I can't even take a nap without entering sleeping paralysis. Can someone help me?

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envolga (1 stories) (24 posts)
12 years ago (2011-01-11)
Demonic Presence...
Never show fear...
Never show emotion...
Just Speak to it in an abrupt manner...
In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ I DEMAND YOU TO REMOVE YOUR PRESENCE FROM MY HOME AND LEAVE ME ALONE! Usually works...
gemza (1 posts)
12 years ago (2011-01-09)
I suffered the so called "sleep paralysis" for about 4 years from the age of 11 accompanied by horrific nightmares and strange occurences in my home that my whole family started experiencing, the thought of it all still makes me shudder! I remember the first time like it was yesterday... I was layed on my front just waking up my eyes felt a little blurry, I was about to get up when I felt an immense pressure on my back it felt like I couldn't move or lift my head... (I was definately awake!) I pulled my self up by holding onto the bed post, ran down stairs shaking and explained to my mum and brother what happened... They thought I was cracking up! Within the first month it was happening every other night, my experiences only got worse as I started hearing my name being whispered, seeing shadows and could smell a sickly sweet smell when I got in bed, I was terrified of falling asleep and so moved into my mums bed every night, but still it continued, I felt completely isolated as nobody believed me until one night my mum saw a shadow move whilst we were in bed... After that everyone in the house said thet felt uneasy when they were upstairs alone... Particularly on the landing, I was taken to the doctor who said it was SP and the rest was just hysteria but it was no such thing. I was suffering at school due to lack of sleep and the stress of it all so my mum decided to get the house blessed. (not a good idea) after that it felt as if I was being attacked in my sleep... My mum witnessing me unable to move and struggling to sit up in bed. Things continued, the nightmares... Sleep paralysis... Strange occurences got worse and more frequent, It got so bad we moved house. It was calm at the new house for the first week or so, we were all relieved and hopeful it had stopped, But no! Me my mum and brother were sat in the living room one night, mum had a glass of cider on the table and it exploded right before our eyes! The begining of more stress and sleepless nights. We eventually got help from a blind psychic man named anton saleem, he told us that it was a violent evil energy that had attached itsself to me and that it thrives on fear, he sent out some energy that apparently would help and we worked on protection techniques, things did improve and eventually stopped! I'm now 24 and no sign of demon from hell for years... Thank god! Believe it or not its all true! I have read report after report on "sleep paralysis" and quite frankly think its just another scientific fob off for something that can't really be explained... I just hope that other people don't experience what I did. 😐
miab (1 posts)
12 years ago (2011-01-04)
I have never heard of this SP and it sounds terrible, but don't panic, there are people that can help you. Just do what I do when things such as this happen... Think to yourself, it aint real, then think of something funny to laugh to yourself about. 😆 🤔 😉
robertar (223 posts)
12 years ago (2011-01-03)
SP can be just plain old SP, but then there are many different accounts of entity involved episodes, some involving more than one person experiencing the same entity which makes it hard to write of as some sort of dreaming brain fart.

Google: stopsleepparalysis

Jesus mary and joseph... I get a kick out of hearing that phrase in teaching my daughter about the nativity. I think Jesus can handle the problem, you probably don't need to ask his mom and stepdad for help as well.
Adolphos (62 posts)
12 years ago (2011-01-03)
I read a few other posts and they show that one doesn't need Latin phrases to defeat demons. A holy sign or a prayer from the heart can protect you. See these posts:

A fact still stands out, that the priest's first phrase was not a call on God but a command. So with determination and firmness, commands cans still be useful.
Adolphos (62 posts)
12 years ago (2011-01-03)
It seems that demonic beings are commonly occur with sleep paralysis. It's very tempting to speculate that all sleep paralysis cases are indeed caused by demons, a common, but perhaps not universal, feature of which seems to be red eyes.

Coming to think that the beings involved in your case may be demons, this little charm, in Latin, used by a well reputed Flemish monk in medieval Germany may be effective in warding them off. One must take note, however, that the priest's emotional state during the pronouncement may have contributed to its effectiveness.
Adolphos (62 posts)
12 years ago (2011-01-02)
This is nothing but deamon. You have to take a firm stand against them. One must assert their will with these oppressive beings. Will is a powerful force, and these beings, being not human, don't have any. Demand them to be off at this moment, and not to appear to you ever again. Even better, you can demand them to appear during wakeful hours when you want, and interrogate them. You can even assert your command and make them obey you- as in run errands. Sounds like fun?

Leave a comment if the suggestion is effective.

Wish you success,
ZiShu (281 posts)
12 years ago (2011-01-02)
This is a type of demonic oppression. I use to experience this a lot.
Send me a email and I will try my best to help you. I believe me and my friends shall be able to get to the bottom of this.
luna17 (2 stories) (23 posts)
12 years ago (2010-12-31)
I suffer from SP too since I was 7 years old, though back then they weren't as frequent as now but since I turned 16 (8 years ago) until now I go through these SP. I have noticed that if I fall asleep on my side or stomach I won't get it, if I fall asleep on my back I get it. To avoid it just try to move a finger, or any part of the body that requires light movement cause if you try to get up it's only going to freak you out.

If you google SP there are some very interesting things about SP. I've attempted twice to go with the flow of the SP during daytime and failed. I felt a ringing in my ear and my heart beat faster as I was trying to relax through the trance, but since it was daytime I was distracted by car alarms, kids playing outside etc. I wanted to experience an OBE or lucid dream but that was when I felt brave about it, now I'll just wait until I feel I'm ready again.

Do google Sleep Paralysis, astral projections, and OBE you'll find out your experiences match. Before I found this page (YGS) I thought it was a ghost, a demon, and now I feel I got the right answer, once you come across the REM in detail you'll begin to understand, good luck 😊
jojogood (1 posts)
12 years ago (2010-12-30)
Sleep Paralysis is awful! I exerience it a lot especially after long weekends involving alcohol. Or when I am over tired, I hope that it is sleep paralysis as it always involves some dark and ominous character restricting my movement and I will often have my eyes open and manage to wake up but still not be able to move for what seems like a good 5 minutes. Everyone I have told looks at me as though I am making it up so I am glad I found this. One of the episodes involved a man in dark clothes sat on my window ledge and when I tried to get out of bed he hovered his hands not in contact with my body but still restricting my movement. I have also had then where I am stuck somewhere in the house and cannot move I can often open my eyes and move my head but cannot shout out?!?! Very strange... At least I am not alone:)
Shinigami0 (2 stories) (203 posts)
12 years ago (2010-12-27)
SheWolf- That is actually an excellent suggestion from sleep paralysis sufferers. I applaud your logical thinking, as that is what you want to look into before deeming it 'paranormal'. (Sorry if I seem a bit too happy- the YGS site is a breath of fresh air after doing a quick glance at the psychic sister site).

Also, some posters who've commented down there are correct- sleep paralysis occurs during R.E.M. Sleep. During this stage, chemicals in the body are released in order to keep the body still, as it is the most active sleep stage- otherwise, you would fidget around in your bed and run the risk of getting hurt. It also causes the body to feel as if something is on top of their chest- the stress of not being able to move could most definitely have a say in that. Sleep paralysis is a rare occurrence, too, so that may be the reason why it seems like so few have it, thus some may automatically deem it as otherworldly.

However, if you get checked over by your doc, try sleeping on your side, or also try to get more sleep, but it still happens, then I would suggest looking into a more 'paranormal' situation.

Au Revior. 😊 ❤
SheWolf (2 stories) (11 posts)
12 years ago (2010-12-27)
Have you tried sleeping on your side? I know it's a lame answer, but I know a lot of people who suffer from SP, and all of them sleep facing the ceiling. Sorry I'm not much of a help. 😕. Try wearing a cross around your neck, usually spirits/demons are repelled by a cross.
aquamarine (5 posts)
12 years ago (2010-12-25)
I've had sleep paralysis twice. It is quite scary, it's important to remember that it won't hurt you. Apparently some parts of your brain are still asleep and it can cause auditory and visual hallucinations. I get a buzzing sound and the faint calling of my name and I feel like someone is hovering over me and leering over me. The rational part of my brain tells me that it isn't so but it is a relief when it's over.

I can't tell where my limbs are, but once I can move a finger or toe, the rest of me wakes up and I move on to my side and go back to sleep. I think people are more prone to SP while on their backs.
Youtube has some good clips on SP.

It can happen to anyone, it can be due to stress or exhaustion! It can happen to someone just once or many times - just remember it passes and you'll be fine!
susu17 (1 stories) (3 posts)
12 years ago (2010-12-24)
i have had many sleep paralysis occasions and I always feel as if somebody is sitting on me and its evil. Only once did I see a figure of a long extended armn hoovering above my body.
Ktheghosthunter (4 posts)
12 years ago (2010-12-24)
I remember a month or two ago when I had a terrifying dream, waking up, and couldn't move. Either I was being possessed or I wasn't awake at all.
Nephele (3 stories) (101 posts)
12 years ago (2010-12-23)
We all wonder what sleep paralysis is.

I've had it recently when I was sick. Nothing like that happened, I just had a hallucination that I looked up at my bed. And when I actually woke up it looked nothing like I saw it.

Sleep paralysis could be nothing but hallucinations, like you're body is trying to sleep but you're not fully asleep. But not demons.

I understand why you would be afraid of sleeping.
Your body might have been weak in a way or you might have been really stressed out when you had this sleep paralysis.
Not sleeping probably won't help.
That's my advice and opinion. I don't really know how to cure it though:/
Which sucks.
JimD (431 posts)
12 years ago (2010-12-21)

Well, first I'm very sorry for your troubles. Second, I'd consult a doctor re. Possible sleep paralysis. Third, If this doesn't check out - IT SOUNDS DEMONIC. I counsel using my normal battery to repulse these foul creatures, i.e. Catholic Holy water, especially on the beds and at night. Also, the phrase "Jesus and Mary help me" is most effective. Try ir - and watch the results. If you need more, I'm free and my email is God bless you.
hagi (1 stories) (53 posts)
12 years ago (2010-12-21)
This is not due to a psychological problem. I have experienced the same things, much like you describe. Going in and out of dreams and seeing them sitting on your chest. I have one time PHYSICALLY grabbed one of these entities so that proves that it is not psychological. I talk about these entities a lot in my first story.
Jesterlight (2 posts)
12 years ago (2010-12-20)
Sleep paralysis is common in millions of people. All state seeing terrifing images and hearing a host of sounds and emotions. What happens is before you fall into dream state or REM state your brain tells your body to shut down sometimes when your brain is too tired or over tired it can jump the gun and signal the dreams to start immediatly after the body rests but before you go into REM. This is called a waking dream or sleep paralysis. This can happen at the begining of REM or at the end. At the end of REM can be even more disturbing because you feel your dreams are coming true. More than not people having this problem state seeing a dark shadow figure in the room or an old hag or old man sitting on their arms and chest. Deeper study has shown this is just our imagination adding more fear to the thought of being in paralysis in our most vulnerable state. You see, once you fall asleep, your body becomes very efficiant. It slows the breathing and bloodflow. Which in turn makes it harder to breath. If your in a waking dream while on your back, this can give the feeling of weight on your chest. I have had sleep paralsis for over 15 years and one thing I can tell you is the more tired you are, the more it will happen. Thinking about it will also make it occure more often. If at all possible, try sleeping on your side for a few nights to break the cycle. This has worked for me. Another thing, once you become aware you are in this state of paralysis, you can "work it." What I mean by this is, once you become aware that there is nothing to fear, you can make it work in ways like a real dream, for example: Once I brought more light to the room I was in just by thinking it. Now the room was totaly dark, but when I thought about it, the room became brighter. This only works in rooms you are familiar with. Or if you feel as if something is still in the room tring to get you or tring to hurt you, you can add a guardian aspect to the dream that protects you. You may never see your so called guradian, but you feel safer. Look, I know this seems fare fetched but I remeber the very first time I had sleep paralysis and it was the most disturbing thing I have ever witnessed. A flaming head came out of the dark corner of my living room and flew down to the couch I was crashed out on. I felt the heat (or so I thought) and I still had the vision stuck in my eyes even after I came too. But after years of dealing with these dreams, I became more intuned. I found ways to pull my self out of it. I started small, because if you try to just jump out of it, it will only make it harder to come around. So I was told to try to do something small, like wiggle your thumb or your toe. Once you realize you can do this, you can get out quicker. Sleep paralysis is caused by one or two of many things: Over tired, insomnia, drug use, tramatic events in ones life and many more. I know what caused mine, and I still know why I have mine. Mine started with drug use. Once that was over, it got better. Then came overworking myself and becoming over tired. This one, I am still working on. But once you get ahold of the problem "why", fix it! You will notice it drop away. Remember, "it's only as real as you make it."
savvylady77 (2 posts)
12 years ago (2010-12-19)
I often suffered from sleep paralysis in the past. I am not sure if you are a believer of Christ but His Word tells us that "At the name of Jesus every knee shall bow and every tongue shall confess that Jesus Christ is Lord!" You don't have to say all of that but the point is "JESUS" gets 'em every time. All I do is say JESUS and they scatter. Most times they try to cover my mouth (I know it sounds crazy) but even if you IMAGINE the name "JESUS" eventually (3-10 seconds) they leave and you wake up! Hope it helps...
GhostHunter555 (12 posts)
12 years ago (2010-12-18)
I've found a video equaling the man you saw. I never want to see a video of sleep paalysis EVER again! Here it is:
synergy37 (2 posts)
12 years ago (2010-12-18)
I have had these experiences since I was about 17... It stopped when I turned 24, when I learned how to stop it once it happened. I am not sure what your belief system is, but for me personally, when I am being spiritually attacked, which in essence, is what is happening while you are going through psychic paralysis, I imagine a large golden glowing cross appearing in front of the scene taking place and it amazes me how quickly they release me. Sleep paralysis might be a documented sleep disorder, however, I know that the brain isn't the trigger...scientifically, it is a reaction of a spiritual attack. I hope this helps...
candacemarie87 (1 posts)
12 years ago (2010-12-17)
Andii I know exactly what you are talking about except mine seems different from everyone elses... When I experience this so called sleep paralysis I am not even asleep yet I am very much awake. I lay on the bed and I have not even closed my eyes yet then I get ringing in my ears, my head starts pulsating, and if I let it happen and just lay there I go paralyzed and right when I go paralyzed I cannot move. It happens to me every night and I am always dreading to go to sleep because I know its going to happen. 😭... I have heard a man's voice,woman's voice, voices talking all at once, and voices that sound like 3 different voices in one voice. The scariest one was I was laying there and my head was straight at the ceiling and I already couldn't move then something turned my neck real slowly to the left and I closed my eyes because I didn't want to see it then this horrible grotusque sounding man starting laughing and I couldn't scream all I could do was moan. I was sleeping with my mom and I was hoping she was going to be able to hear me but she couldnt... Then when I was finally able to move I jumped up and screamed and she grabbed me asking what is wrong and I told her and she just said I had a bad dream and I laughed at her and said mom I haven't even been to sleep yet... But my symptoms are different sometimes... Sometimes I think its different spirits and each one that comes I can tell the difference... When it is the man my vibrations are really strong and paralyzes me completely... When it is the woman my vibrations are really low and I get light headed and paralyze very slowly and then I hear her voice... I rather the woman more than the man... He is so aweful... I must tell you that I see ghost all the time, know when something is fixing to happen, and get images sent to me what kind of spirit is in the room... But the sleep paralysis is the worst I have done everything from the gun on the chest, saying a prayer before I lay down, sleeping with my mom, etc... And nothing works... No matter who I am with where I am at it happenes everynight... If anyone out there has it happen before they even go to sleep let me know it would be nice to know and I wasn't just crazy lol
soccer3425 (2 posts)
12 years ago (2010-12-17)
This actually occurs, because you realize you are dreaming. This has happened a lot when I am falling asleep because I realized I was a second away from falling asleep. It's like you're there, but your body isn't. I haven't had something like yours where I've seen an entity, but I've had something hit me, and whisper in my ear.

My advice: To get out of it, and gain the connection to your body, you should hold your breath. It "wakes" your brain up, and you regain control of your body. It is a technique used my many people in this situation.

Also, stop worrying about having it. Like I said, if you worry about it when you start to fall asleep, you WILL get it. Don't think too much about it, and don't panic when you are falling asleep.

This is my first post, I hope I helped.
Mace (3 stories) (15 posts)
12 years ago (2010-12-16)
I know how scary it is to have sleep paralysis occur! I get it about once a month, or whenever I am under a lot stress or exhausted from lack of sleep. Just like you, my sleep paralysis is usually right after I have had a really scary dream. I'm assuming because I am suddenly waking up in the middle of my R.E.M. Cycle.
I can tell you that your lack of sleep isn't helping things. This usually triggers it.
When this does happen, as scary as it is, make sure you breathe and relax! And tell yourself it isn't real and nothing is going to harm you. Don't panic! I used to panic and for some reason it always made things worse. I know it seems like a life time when this is happening but it lasts only seconds. Relax, breathe, and remember you are going to wake up in a couple of seconds and be fine!:]

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