I moved to a new apartment in the first week of June and since moving am having trouble getting a good sleep. I don't have insomnia or any kind of sleep disorders and have had the ability to sleep anywhere peacefully given a pillow and a blanket. I did not have any trouble sleeping in the initial few weeks, the apartment I moved in was built in 1977 (as per the lease agreement) and hence shows its age with wooden staircase etc. The trouble with sleep started some weeks ago.
On June 29 which happened to be a Monday, I went out with colleagues for a team outing in the evening. I had a couple of margaritas (I don't drink regularly due to the terrible hang over the next day) and went home happily, I was in bed by 9:30 pm or so. The next day I woke up with a bad vertigo and considered it to be related to the hang over (I have been having a mild vertigo until this morning when I wake up and it seems to ease out as the day progresses).
I was really grumpy on Tuesday and felt tired and went to bed early, my sleep was disturbed. I woke up in the middle of the night with someone shrieking in my ears, it was so loud and was a high pitched voice, and did not sound human to me. When I opened my eyes, the whole room was spinning and I saw the time was 3:06 am. Unable to keep my eyes open, I went back to sleep.
Another night, I felt there was someone else in my room on the left side of my bed, it didn't scare me but I thought it may be something divine.
Last Friday night, I dreamt of something (I would like to think it was a dream but it seemed like I was looking at it in a half sleep-half awake state) which did not look like a human being. It was a dwarf dressed in something like a skirt made from a sack/jute material - I sensed it was a female but I doubt if it had a companion similar to it on its side. What scared me was its face, its right side was distorted and kind of fluid, it scared me and I was wide awake. I still felt like the thing was still in the room, when I checked the time, it was 3:46 am.
The next day, I smudged my apartment with sage with the help of a friend who happens to be an American Indian. Saturday night also felt weird since I kept waking up being uncomfortable. Sunday, I had a class on the use of crystals - when I told about my restless sleep to my teacher, she suggested a crystal grid around my bed to help sleep and for protecting me. I smudged my apartment before I went to bed. When I was drifting to sleep, I heard a thud and saw the sage wand fell down from the shelf to the floor. Though I couldn't figure out what caused it to fall, I left it as a mere coincidence. In spite of this, I slept well Sunday night.
I kept waking up last night and the sleep was the most disturbed. When I woke up once, I found the room was foggy/misty or like in a dream world (of course, I was very sleepy). The other significant thing I felt was like I was drawn from all sides like a magnet working from all sides on my body. It was like a pressure was pulling me apart from all sides or the kind of pressure that happens when we are in a roller-coaster, I felt this pressure all the time I woke up, once at 12:48 am and secondly at around 4 am when I checked the time.
There were some marks on my legs like a small insect has bitten me (but I think I can handle that by changing the sheets tonight).
I have had a couple of real bad sleep paralysis (I hope it was sleep paralysis and not anything else) experiences in the past two weeks, one of the times I felt as if someone was squishing me. I prayed to God when that happened and after a while (don't know how long), I came back to my senses.
I don't know what to do right now to get my normal sleep back. I would like to think that all the above is just my imagination but I am finding it hard to convince myself about the same.
I don't want to interact with the entity (if there is one in my apartment), it hasn't interfered in any of my daily activities, and so I am not sure if anything exists.
Has anyone had similar experience (s)?