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Aimless (A Movie About Sleep Paralysis)

by CyFLY




It is not hard to see why demons, devils, and other beasties of the night have been blamed for these nocturnal 'attacks'. Virtually all cultures with a written or oral history has some kind of form of SP they have reported, and with that a usually very colorful explanation as to why these things happen. But if you're of an occult mind, or just an open one, it's also not hard to see why scary folk of the night would take advantage of us while in such a vulnerable position. Either way, legend and lore abounds.

SP is more commonly known as Old Hag, and the origin for this title may have roots as far back as the Sumerians. Ardat lili or Lilitu, an evil hag-demon, was said to have the power of flight, which she preferred to do at night when she would attack men in their sleep.

This seems a very obvious reference to the original Lilith, who refused to lay on her back when laying with Adam, and was therefore thrown out of Eden for a more suitable mate for Adam. After she was thrown out of Eden a myriad of things happened, depending on who you hear tell it, but a few things remain constant, Lilith flew away and is now the eater of children, hers and others alike. She is a disgusting old hag, who now flies over the land at night seeking revenge for being thrown out of Eden.

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Jan 15, 2016
sleep paralysis NEW
by: prj

m getting these attacks...i wanna get rid out of it...can't share dis things to my parents...can u help me...plzzz

Jun 18, 2016
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by: Em

I've been getting these for about 3 years now.... You just have to bear it. I wish there was some way to stop it, but the thing that has helped me a little is sleeping with a tv on. It doesn't work all the time, but it helps with the anxiety at least.

May 22, 2017
Some suggestions that have helped me NEW
by: Angela

1. Never sleep on your back. Most of the time I get SP I'm on my back, and can prevent most episodes by simply laying on my side or stomach.

2. Believe me I know this is really hard, but try not to think about it or worry about it. The more you worry about it, the worse it gets.

3. Keep a regular sleep schedule.

4. As much as possible, try to relax and wind down before bed. My SP is definitely triggered by stress and lack of sleep.

5. Learn to recognize when you're dreaming. SP is one of the best times to use lucid dreaming (IMO) because of how vividly I dream in that state of mind. It also gives you control over the situation, which makes it a lot less traumatizing and takes its "power" away. Then once you realize you can be in control, you have less anxiety, and experience SP less often.

I had a really stressful night last night right before bed, hadn't slept the night before, and fell asleep on my back, and it resulted it the most terrifying episodes of sleep paralysis I've ever experienced. But when I'm doing the above five things, I can practically eliminate sleep paralysis.

Dec 23, 2017
Since 6 years old NEW
by: J

I'm 24 ive had sleep paralysis since I was 6 years old. At first I would wake up and wouldn't be able to move. I didn't experience anything that serious until I was 12. I had them everydaywhen I was 12. I had a regular sleep, was a hyper happy go lucky child, wasn't stressed, didn't sleep on my back. I notice more of my attacks are when im sleeping on my side. I havent gone to sleep doctor because they weren't as frequent as they were when I was younger. However, I do still have attacks from time to time even yesterday.

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