I'm fourteen years old, but I'm not an immature like most other fourteen year olds. I have a very easy going life, I'm very happy; I have a wonderful family, and amazing friends. Recently, I have joined this website and I have read multiple stories of sleep paralysis, demons tormenting people while they sleep, and the nice angel-like ghost that protect and watch over people while they sleep.
I had no knowledge of what this "sleep paralysis" was so I took it upon myself to find out what it was, so I turned to Google.
I'm not going to go into total detail about what I learned from my research. What really caught my eye that that sleep paralysis usually only happens to people that are overly stressed, have abnormal sleeping patterns, people that sleep in awkward positions such as up-right, or people that have sudden emotion or life changes. Since my life is mostly great, I never thought anything like that could happen to me.
Now I kind of think differently since it possibly happened.
I was taking a small nap while I was waiting on my friend to call me back. Before I fell asleep I was home alone, but about the time I was almost completely asleep, I heard a door in the back of the house close and heard footsteps coming towards me. Then it felt like someone was standing beside me and watching me. So I tried to open my eyes but by the time I had my eyes half open, I was frozen. Paralyzed. I couldn't move any part of my body. I was really scared so naturally, I wanted to scream out for help. Realizing that I couldn't talk, I panicked more. I suddenly felt a strong pressure that seems to have rapidly increased on my chest, as if someone was sitting on me. I couldn't breathe. It lasted for about two minutes then it was over. Everything was normal, as if nothing happened. Except for the fact that I was breathing rather heavily. Understand that when I woke up, I was still home alone.
I think it was sleep paralysis, but I understand that it's very possible to be something more sinister.
PLEASE tell me what you think. I need help deciding if this is something normal or if I have a real problem that I'm dealing with.
Thank you for reading.