If you have read my first story, you will know that it is related to a sleep paralysis experience. I have had another few episodes over the past week but maybe not as scary as in my first story. Last week I got the typical "old hag syndrome" of SP. I woke from my sleep in a panic to feel that something was coming towards me. I then heard a kind of grunt and felt something leap onto my bed beside me. I broke into a cold sweat but went back to sleep. I even joked that maybe a wild animal ghost was trying to frighten me.
I have noticed over the past week that I have felt a very cold draft surrounding me, almost feeling like breath in my face before I go to sleep. We are now in the middle of spring here and it has been very warm recently so no cold drafts etc. Last night when I was watching TV, I saw something fly towards me (I was completely awake at this stage). I even jolted back. At first I thought it was a fly but it seemed to have a glow to it. Mum was sitting with me and said she saw nothing.
Then the same night I experienced a really cold sensation (like -10 degrees). I experienced an outer body experience which has happened to me before. I was petrified. I felt encased in this cold blast of air and felt something was in the room with me but couldn't see anything. (Thank God). When I moved I came out of the OBE. I honestly thought I was going to die. My heart was beating like crazy when I came round and I was sweating a lot even though it was freezing. I really needed to go to the bathroom but was too scared to open my eyes just in case I did see something. Then I realized my Mum was still up (this was 2am). I was going to shout down to her, but didn't want to worry her. (By the way she is aware of my SP as she has experienced a similar thing in our house).
I was being really careful with my coffee intake to prevent my sleep paralysis. If you read my last story, I have submitted an article about the link between too much coffee and seeing visions. But to anyone else who suffers from SP, I think the best way to cope with it is to force your body to move and take slow, deep breaths. It is still unpleasant for me, but reading about SP has made me deal with it better and not be so scared about falling to sleep.