Do you suffer from sleep paralysis?

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Do you suffer from sleep paralysis?

Supervixen Supervixen
Do you ever suffer from sleep paralysis? I mean full on can't move, can't make a sound, but are conscious and aware at the same time. I have this whenever I'm exhausted and stressed out. I even have really unsettling hallucinations from being somewhere between awake and asleep. Does anyone else ever have to deal with this?
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Yes! All the time.
Genderfree , Errant Venture
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Occasionally, yes.
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No, thank God.
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What are you talking about, woman?
Total votes: 39 (39 voters)
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12/10/2012
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Voir Voir
Yes. Sometimes I've clocked out for a nap in the middle of the day and once I woke up - it was rainy and I had a movie on netflix called Green. Had difficulty getting out of bed, felt heavy and hard to move, my house looked empty and it was raining and when I spoke I slurred really bad - went in my mom's room and tried to wake her but couldn't -said i felt really weird - turned to leave and ran into myself and I was acting weird then started kissing myself.

Then woke up, couldn't move, thrashed around the bed, felt someone coming toward me. Then passed back out, couldn't move in my bed again, felt half suffocated and finally sat up and stared at my shadow on the wall and it looked weird.

Woke up again and saw my ceiling (actual consciousness this time)- went back to sleep for like five minutes.

Woke up for real this time and couldn't move at first then forced my breathing to regulate and sat up slowly, body felt super super heavy.

Usually though, I just wake up and can't move so I just go back to sleep instead of trying to move or staying awake.

Went back to sleep and finally legitimately woke up
12/10/2012
- Kira - - Kira -
Yes. I never had this problem before, but in the past few months it's happened increasingly often. My doctor said it was from the stress of selling our house. Now that everything is done, it happens a lot less. I would prefer it to go away completely because it scares the hell out of me.
12/10/2012
atryonix atryonix
I dont but I have a friend that this happens to a lot
12/10/2012
kitty1949 kitty1949
No, and I'm really glad.
12/10/2012
TWE112 TWE112
nope never
12/10/2012
anonkitty anonkitty
Yes. Only once or twice though.
12/10/2012
brevado brevado
Never
12/10/2012
deltalima deltalima
Quote:
Originally posted by Supervixen
Do you ever suffer from sleep paralysis? I mean full on can't move, can't make a sound, but are conscious and aware at the same time. I have this whenever I'm exhausted and stressed out. I even have really unsettling hallucinations from ...
Once in a while.
12/10/2012
indiglo indiglo
It used to happen to me a lot when I was little, and it was extremely scary. I thought the bedroom was haunted, or that someone had broken in because I would see shadowy figures and sometimes scary faces. But it was all typical sleep paralysis symptoms, no hauntings or break-ins. I just didn't know that at the time!

I only have it occasionally now as an adult, and I now know what it is, so I'm able to talk myself down from utter panic to mild discomfort. lol I do NOT like it!
12/10/2012
K101 K101
Quote:
Originally posted by Supervixen
Do you ever suffer from sleep paralysis? I mean full on can't move, can't make a sound, but are conscious and aware at the same time. I have this whenever I'm exhausted and stressed out. I even have really unsettling hallucinations from ...
Ummm... no. Never had hallucinations from anything. And I've never heard of such a thing as sleep paralysis.

I know what it's like to be purely exhausted and tired as well as go a week with only a few hours of sleep each night (weird spells where I'll only sleep a few hours every night for a week) but never anything like what you're talking about.
12/11/2012
BlooJay BlooJay
Nope, I don't experience this.
12/11/2012
Genderfree Genderfree
I get really bad sleep paralysis, about every few nights. It's stress induced, so when I am more stressed, I get it more often. I used to hit my ex in her sleep when I struggled to get out of sleep paralysis, struggling for breath. When she held me, however, it would stop. Ever since we broke up, I started having it more.
12/11/2012
vulvalicious vulvalicious
I have this sometimes and I hate it. I don't really hallucinate, but I can't move and it feels like my limbs weigh thousands of pounds and are too heavy for me to ever move them. I try to struggle but can't. When it finally stops and I can move I shoot up out of bed and am gasping for air. It's like being a prisoner in your own body.
12/11/2012
ViVix ViVix
Quote:
Originally posted by Supervixen
Do you ever suffer from sleep paralysis? I mean full on can't move, can't make a sound, but are conscious and aware at the same time. I have this whenever I'm exhausted and stressed out. I even have really unsettling hallucinations from ...
I've never had to. This is the first I've heard about it though...very interesting...and scary!
12/11/2012
Trysexual Trysexual
I don't think I do, but I occasionally have dreams to that effect
12/11/2012
Geogeo Geogeo
Quote:
Originally posted by Supervixen
Do you ever suffer from sleep paralysis? I mean full on can't move, can't make a sound, but are conscious and aware at the same time. I have this whenever I'm exhausted and stressed out. I even have really unsettling hallucinations from ...
I've heard of the concept but can't say it's ever happened to me
12/11/2012
Rod Ronald Rod Ronald
Thank the lord above no! My heart goes out to anyone who does.
12/11/2012
Living Doll Living Doll
I've never experienced it, fortunately. It sounds horrible.
12/11/2012
Vanille Vanille
Quote:
Originally posted by Supervixen
Do you ever suffer from sleep paralysis? I mean full on can't move, can't make a sound, but are conscious and aware at the same time. I have this whenever I'm exhausted and stressed out. I even have really unsettling hallucinations from ...
Not all that often, thankfully.

I never have it waking up but while falling asleep and it REALLY freaks me out.
12/11/2012
Supervixen Supervixen
Sleep paralysis is a very real, documented phenomenon. It's quite eerie when it happens; you feel like you are either made of lead and can't move, or you are being held down by something. I often see other people in the room, and that's always really unsettling. I once thought I saw a deformed person laying in bed next to me. I've never been so freaked out before...I once woke my parents up screaming because I saw shadows in the room, and thought that one touched me. My mother said I sounded like someone was murdering me.

It's started to happen to me more lately...I hate it.
12/11/2012
Beautiful-Disaster Beautiful-Disaster
Thankfully, no.
02/27/2013
FLIPxMODE FLIPxMODE
No.
02/27/2013
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