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I had some sort of strange experience the other day. It was about 7:00 in the morning and I was woken up by a man yelling. I turned on my stomach and tried to go back to sleep, but then I felt like someone was like, picking at my blankets. I got sort of freaked out but then it felt like someone was lying on top of me. I struggled to move my arms and open my eyes but I couldn't. I was so terrified. The feeling was the strangest thing ever, like a dead weight I was tingly and sweaty.

Has this weirdness ever happened to anyone before? My husband said that I experienced sleep paralysis, but I was fully awake and felt someone messing with my blankets. I am so scared. I had to sleep with the TV on this morning after my husband left for work at 6:30. I won't sleep in that room alone without the TV or lights on anymore. And I had the dog lay with me last night before my husband came to bed.

Nothing like this has ever happened to me before. I've heard of it happening to others but this is the first time I had an experience like that. I'm so scared that it will happen again and this time I'll see something. Or something is after me and won't leave me alone. All help and comments would be greatly appreciated in solving my dilemma.

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lostgirlsINC (4 posts)
10 years ago (2012-06-06)
it is probably not sleep paralysis, many of my family has had this happen to them but don't get the wrong idea it could be but its just not very likely the same thing happened to my dad and my older half brother and both times it was definantly a supernatural intity
aussiedaz (18 stories) (1523 posts)
12 years ago (2010-01-28)
That old saying rule it out before you rule it in and I'm referring to it being paranormal, there are other reasons that can cause sleep paralysis, it can be generated by fear alone, are you the type of person who's afraid of the dark? Do you believe that there are dark forces? Has something frighten you recently? Do you visit this site often... The other thing that you mention you were trying to go back to sleep, I suspect these episodes have something to do with the penal gland, the point of time right in between sleep and wake, saying all this there are two suggestions I can offer from my own experience that might help you over come this problem,1.if it happens again do not show any fear, it automatically drains the power from it, It works trust me the last time it happen to me I started laughing and it disappeared in 2 seconds,i'm absolutely telling you the truth and not trying to make light of the subject, cause I know how real and scary this experience feels. The other thing is if your a light sleeper, try going to bed later at night and when you first wake up in that morning don't allow yourself to go back to sleep, helps avoid broken sleep, (the theory I have about the penal gland) good luck
CJ (4 stories) (43 posts)
12 years ago (2010-01-28)
Though I have never, myself, experienced Sleep Paralysis, through what I have read about on this site and through doing my own research online, I'm going to have to jump on the bandwagon opinion of everyone else who has commented so far. I wouldn't be too overly concerned about what you have experienced, though I am sure the memories of the experience and the fear that it could happen again are enough to cause concern. That's alright, because that's natural.

I would suggest you do some research online pertaining to Sleep Paralysis. Not only will it settle your conscious that you aren't the only one who has experienced this, but it will also give you a better knowledge as to what you experienced and will allow you to be better prepared for if and when it happens again (not saying it will, but also not saying it won't). One of the best things you can do when it happens is try to remain calm (sometimes easier said than done in any situation, I know...😕). I imagine freaking out would only intensify what you are experiencing while it happens. Also, try to convince a part of your body to move while the episode is happening, focus your attention on that and from what I've read during some occurrences that has managed to break a person free from the episode. A finger, a toe, something along the lines of that. Lastly, I don't know what your stand on religion is, but if it brings you comfort during any stress inducing time of your life, praying can also be a useful tool to combat an episode of Sleep Paralysis. Whether it's God and Jesus, or some other higher being you prefer, as long as it provides you with comfort and strength, then it would definitely be a useful tool.

Of course, I'm not knowledgeable when it comes to Sleep Paralysis and I'm only going off of what I've read on this site and through my online research, so you may only consider my advice as useless words. LoL. I hope what I and the others who have left comments have said has at least eased your mind a bit. The better educated you are on the matter, the more prepared you will be next time. Plus, we're always here to listen and give advice. 😉

Thanks for sharing your experience!
zzsgranny (18 stories) (3327 posts) mod
12 years ago (2010-01-28)
Sleep paralysis USUALLY happens while you're on you're back, but I have experienced it in all positions... It is a very scary sensation... Unlike any thing else I've ever experienced... Some times there are "shadow people", most times not... Understanding what is happening and that it won't last too long makes it bearable... My kids are able to go with it but I just have never been able to allow myself to do it... There are certain sensations that are experienced at the onset... If you can recognize what your signals are, sometimes you can thwart it... Hope this helps! 😉
Wardo (8 stories) (171 posts)
12 years ago (2010-01-28)
On the note of sleep paralysis, it is a very common phenomena that many people experience, so don't worry about being alone on that. You will see very many cases of this on this very website.

Don't be too afraid as the symptoms you have described match up perfectly with what others have described. Many people also report a dark shadowy figure that accompanies these things, and maybe the fact that you were more conscious depicts why you did not see this figure.

I don't think you should be too overly concerned. You need to be able to be comfortable in your home. Your experience must have been terrifying to you, but just pray on the matter and ask that your angels be with you in times of need. It works! God bless you and I hope you find the help you seek.
Pete16 (2 stories) (49 posts)
12 years ago (2010-01-28)
Please read some scientific explanations of sleep paralyis! My boyfriend and his sister have had similar experiences to yours, and after reading up on sleep paralysis, we have all had our fears relieved considerably! I do not discount your experience or your fears, but, luckily, I think you may find a more peaceful explanation than a scary paranormal one, and that is what I wish for you. Hang in there, and best of luck.
iheartnewyork (1 stories) (4 posts)
12 years ago (2010-01-28)
I agree with Pjod about the sleep paralysis. I have had episodes of sleep paralysis and have experienced someone laying on top of me. I also heard weird noises like breathing. I would wait and see if it happens again and do not panic. I know it is very scary but just take it one step at a time.
Pjod (3 stories) (978 posts)
12 years ago (2010-01-28)
I think your husband may be correct about the sleep paralysis. Many victims of this sleep disorder swear that something paranormal is going on while they are having the experience. I have had a mild, such occurance, not long ago, and can certainly see that point of view. I wouldn't panic just yet. Wait and see what else occurs, before taking any drastic steps.

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