I'm 19 years old and to this day the memories still haunt me. Junior High was a bad experience for me and in 8th grade I was severely depressed. My daily routine was getting ready for school, going to school, coming home, sleeping and then waking to repeat the routine. I had no friends and I was constantly bullied at school.
I would sleep a lot as I was depressed and thought I was useless and life was a waste. But I always dreaded the minutes it took for me to fall asleep and the moments when I woke. Almost every day when I would wake up I would become frozen in my body. I couldn't move nor talk. It was scary, indescribable. I got use to the fact that this happened often but one night just really made me scared.
I was watching TV in the living room and my mom was on the computer right across the room. It was around 2 am and I was finally falling asleep trying to finish the show I was watching. My mom said she was going to bed and if I was going to sleep on the couch that I need to turn the TV off. I said ok and she went to bed. I kept the TV on because I hadn't yet felt as though I was going to sleep anytime soon, but as I begun to fall asleep I felt my eyes blinking and my body trying to move but I couldn't. As I laid there helpless I heard my mom come out of her room and ask if I was awake and I couldn't speak or move so she turned the TV off and went to bed.
The next morning I told my mom about what happened and she went on to say she never came out and turned the TV off, although I woke up in the morning to the TV being off.
After being prescribe Zoloft for my depression and finally discovering I was suffering from sleep paralysis I attended therapy and now I don't suffer from it anymore, but to this day I have no clue how the TV got turned off.
Please share your comments and if you ever experienced anything similar.