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More Than Just Sleep Paralysis


I did some research on out of body experiences and astral projection and what not, well I came across sleep paralysis and I was thinking you know hey that kind of sounds like what's going on with me because I'm still confused about what is taking place. See I have some similarities of sleep paralysis but so many differences that don't occur in sleep paralysis. Sleep paralysis you can't move, breathe, and what not. Let me explain my story and how it all went down in the beginning and how it goes down now and when you are done reading PLEASE feel free to give your opinions I REALLY want and need some answers. Thanks.

Ok so I'm 18 about to be 19 in about two in a half months or so and this all began about four years ago. I can remember the very first one that started all this crazyness.

I live in MS and was living in a fema trailer didn't live in it for long just so I could finish school where I was going until we moved, but back to the point. Well, I was laying in the bottom bunk and it was storming and I was just randomly thinking to myself with all this wind what if the trailer was to, you know, tip over or whatever (it never did just saying) well I didn't even realize at all that I had fallen asleep I could of swore I was still awake I was laying on my stomach and all of the sudden the trailer started to tip over and as I started to realize what happened I would not move at all, couldn't breathe, talk, or nothing I heard my name and felt something trying to pull at my legs and then all of the sudden I was awake, well that sounds like sleep paralysis I'm sure your thinking but get this after awhile it all started to change.

I started have the dreams in random places I KNOW I'm sleeping everytime it happens and I can breathe everytime but I just still can't move and everytime I have one I always try to wake myself up and sleep paralysis they say you can't move anything but your eyes but lots of times I can't even move my eyes when I try to wake myself up. I try to pry my eyes open and its so difficult and when I do finally awaken, if I don't get up or move my sleeping position I fall straight back to sleep within a millisecond and be right back where I was when I was trying to wake myself up. After the dreams started in random places they end up always being where ever I'm sleeping now.

One time I was sleeping at my boyfriend's house and I had the dream... I was in the bed and he was there next to me. I could see him sleeping and as I'm trying to wake myself up I'm also trying to wake him up thinking maybe he could wake me up like if I was moving in my sleep or something but it doesn't work. I know it can't be sleep paralysis, like its not a complete paralysis sometimes I'm actually up out of bed and walk to the door but all at the same time I'm trying to wake myself up because I'm scared. See I can kind of move in a way, it's like being on one of those rides that spin super super fast and you can't move and when you can its a struggle. Well that's kind of like what happends to me. I like move in slow motion while trying to shake my body to wake myself up. Also, when I don't have those dreams I have somewhat regular dreams but I know I'm dreaming even though it feels real, and I mean everything feels real. I read about lucid dreaming and I believe that's what those are but the other creepy ones I'm still looking for answers and hoping you guys out there could help.

There's lots more details but I put most of it on here and if I get any replies I'll talk more about other details. Please let me know what you think or possibly know and feel free to ask questions...

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ilovemexicanfood (1 stories) (13 posts)
11 years ago (2012-04-09)
sorryto hear our experience, for years I have experience the same I feelthis negative feeling in my room and suddenly this black shadow hovering over me and I can't move sometimes I'm able tosee my surroundings sometimes I may have my eyes closed but I try to wake my husband but I can't even I try to scream but cant, but there are times I feel that I'm screaming my husbands name or saying help or stop I can hear myself but he can't hear me I try to awake myslef it feels for ever and when I do wake up everything goes back to normal, if this is SP or a dreami still don't know but I can say and do know sometimes I'm affraid to sleep cause I never know when these episodes will happen. Thank you for sharing keep in touch ❤ ❤
nevergoesaway (2 posts)
12 years ago (2011-06-28)
look I know that youll think I'm crazy because similar things have happened to me it not sleep paralis it some thing different it could be epelesy or there might be a other worldly
It could be a form of a seisure or it could from nerological disorder
Meggyhy131 (1 stories) (1 posts)
12 years ago (2011-06-28)
Thanks all of you for everything its all been helpful and I do plan on going to the doctor when I can.
I've done a lot of research of a lot of the things you all have talked about but lots of them are similiar but miss so many important details that make me think that it isn't that, but of course you never really know. I used to think it was stressed related, but I would have them at a lot of times when I was happy and everything is great I don't know a lot of it is pretty hard to explain.
sinceiwas4 (1 posts)
12 years ago (2011-06-28)
I've had these dreams for a very long...long...long time... I'm scared to talk about it, because I have tried to talk about it when I became a teenager only to be laughed and joked at by family...anyways. My dreams are a little more on the extream side. I have always had a person, spirit, whatever people call it... To me its (him) angry mean controlling and always holding me down and choking me... I usually don't see him when this happens... Untill the past few years... And until this morning never heard a voice... And I can tell you I don't like it... I'm sorry if this is jumping everywhere, I'm still a lil shocked. (even after 20 some odd years) I can say that... It comes and goes over the years... When I learn to fight back, it seems to step away for awhile... Then to only come back stronger... A few years ago I was able to ask in my dream what do you want from me and leave me alone... It did... For almost a beautiful 5 months...let's just say over the years I realize he is starting to fear me more then I do him... But its getting crazy... My husband and my ex and my exs mom are not to fond of this man... They have been apart of it about10 yrs... I don't know what to believe in but they have seen this man themselfs while I was fighting him in my sleep... I don't know... But I hope this info helps you and maybe me... To me I think yours might be just stress because you said you had a dream like it after you thought of it before falling asleep... (trailer dream) I hope so...:) hope your just a very vivid dreamer
DragonStorm80 (1 stories) (440 posts)
12 years ago (2011-06-27)
BadJuuJuu has given you some great advice about the sleep clinic, my mother had to book into one as she became very forgetful, and was having some major sleep and dream problems, it turns out when she snores she stops breathing briefly, but often, during her sleep, causing the oxygen to not flow as well through her brain as it usually would, so they helped her fix this problem and now she is fine 😊
redphx (4 stories) (827 posts)
12 years ago (2011-06-27)
SP can have stages and yes you can move during some episodes. I've been known to try and hit my husband next to me so he can shake me awake fully. I also moan. I am screaming with all my might but it only comes out as a moan to my husband. When I do this he will usually push me off the bed to wake me up fully. As irritating as these episodes are they aren't harmful.

SP is the same sensation you get after an OBE. I get this everytime I travel while dreaming. THis is also nothing to worry about. SP sucks of course and there is no cure all for it. When you dream you naturally project without yourself knowing it and when you return sometimes your body is still asleep though you are wide awake.
BadJuuJuu (guest)
12 years ago (2011-06-27)
There are hundreds of sleep disorders, and it's possible to suffer from more than one sleep disorder at a time. My suggestion would be for you to talk to your doctor, tell him what's happening, and get a sleep study scheduled. This really sounds like a sleep disorder rather than a paranormal event. And think of it this way, if it's a sleep disorder doctors can help. If it's not a sleep disorder, then you've ruled out one non-paranormal possibility. Always try to rule out the normal causes first.
bacchaegrl (506 posts)
12 years ago (2011-06-27)
Do you ever feel an odd presence around you when this is happening? I would set aside the paranormal at first. Maybe you are just one crazy dreamer. I wake up every day not knowing where I am. I know you feel paralized and scared, but do you actually feel like anything is holding you down or taking control of you? If you don't feel alone, then maybe it could be paranormal. However, what you are mentioning right now, it sounds like very strange sleep paralysis.
UntilTheWorldEnds (5 posts)
12 years ago (2011-06-27)
I have a similar problem. Something is happening to me while I'm asleep and I'm not sure what it is. I don't think it's something paranormal, but I would really like to know what it is.
It happens when I'm just falling asleep or when I'm waking up. I know that I'm still asleep, just like you do, but I can't move. I don't feel paralyzed that often,it's more like I don't have any control over my body. The experiences are not always the same.But,most of the time I can see everything around me although I know my eyes are closed. And everything I see is just like in reality. I can even tell from what I see in what position I'm sleeping (and it's usually not the same I fell asleep in cause I move in my sleep, a lot) and if I leave the tv on (it happens sometimes when I watch the tv while lying down, a few times I got too sleepy to turn it off so it stayed on) I can see and hear everything if I look at the tv, and when I snap out of it it's always the same program that I was seeing when I was in that asleep/awake state. At times I managed to "sit up" and walk around the room only to realise that something is "off".I realise how I can't see my hands or the rest of my body, and I have trouble looking in other directions accept straight ahead (and maybe look a little to the left and right, sometimes even up, but the movement is slow and kind of restricted), and if I want to turn my "head" left or right I have to do it like a robot (does that make any sense?).Like,i have to turn my whole body to the left/right and not just my "neck" or "head".I didn't manage to look at myself while I'm walking around. I usually go away from where I'm sleeping, but I haven't been able to go very far from that place. Maybe 10 meters. Then eyerything goes black and I wake up.

I had sleep paralysis happen to me before, I know when it happens and I know what it is. But this doesn't have much in common with sleep paralysis, and it confuses me a lot. And I don't know what's causing it.
Delsol (2 stories) (13 posts)
12 years ago (2011-06-27)
Meggy, I am sorry to hear you are going through this; it must be frustrating, if not frightening! The first thought that came to my mind is 'narcolepsy'. I do not know much about this sleep disorder, but some of what you describe triggers some memories of a conversation I had years ago with a research scientist at Stanford's sleep lab. At the time, I actually got to tour the lab and see some of the animals they were studying. I believe there are varying degrees of narcolepsy. Sometimes the sufferer can experience full paralysis, but other times they can still have partial movement, etc. In essence, you could be falling in and out of instantaneous deep sleep - and even semi sleep walking in between episodes. This would probably impact the type of dreams your brain is processing, too. Anyway, I am no expert! Just thought I would mention what came to mind - perhaps give you something else to consider and research aside from anything paranormal. Hope you find your answers soon!
zzsgranny (18 stories) (3327 posts) mod
12 years ago (2011-06-26)
Meggyhy: One of our most respected posters, Aussiedaz, is pretty knowledgeable in OBE's...He suggests that the same sensations as sleep paralysis precede an OBE or astral projection... You may be involuntarily leaving your body while you sleep...It's something that in my opinion, most people do but without the recollection, or knowledge that they've done so...

I also wonder how many times an apparition is actually nothing more than another person (or yourself) having an OBE 😆...There are a couple of places that I visit in my dreams quite frequently, and I think it would be interesting to visit those who live there and ask if they have any paranormal experiences 😊

Thank you for posting, and I hope we hear from Aussie, I'd love to hear his take on this...

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