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by eac
(Rhode Island)

When I was in college, I didn't know what was happening, was I abducted by aliens?

If I let the "buzzing" overtake me, I would be paralyzed and frightened. Sometimes I could fight it off by staying awake. Sometimes I would "wake" and be paralyzed. I finally somehow learned that if I just breathe and focus on breathing, I would fall asleep and wake up fine later.

Occasionally someone downstairs would hear me yell and ask what I was dreaming about the night before. How could I tell them that I was screaming and nothing was coming out? I was afraid to tell anyone, the next morning none of it seemed real. It was many years later that I heard the term "sleep paralysis" used, when discounting a "paranormal" experience that I recognized that this is indeed what happened.

It's only happened a handful of times since, college was a very stressful time, that may have affected me. Hope this description helps someone, I wish I had learned this 30 years ago!

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Feb 13, 2012
the buzzing! NEW
by: kristin

yes! the buzzing...

holy crap yes that's exactly what happened to me. same thing, in college, I followed the buzzing in my ears for awhile and then it would take me over and I'd be paralyzed.

I believe now that we were practicing something akin to self-hypnosis.

Jul 23, 2012
Buzzing or ringing sounds in my ears NEW
by: Anonymous

I can relate to the buzzing in my ears..I've experienced the same as the above mentioned..My question is, what can be done about the SP..

Oct 01, 2012
roaring NEW
by: Anonymous

I feel the same but the ear /head noise is a roaring and not buzzing. Anyone else?

Oct 19, 2012
This is normal NEW
by: Anonymous

What you are experiencing is completely normal. In my opinion I believe wht you are experiencing is an accidental Wake Induced Lucid Dream or WILD. What's happening is that while your mind remains completely aware of your environment it believes that you are ready for sleep and will actually put your body to sleep while your still awake. The buzzing you are feeling is the sleep paralysis taking over so you don't act out your dreams and potentially hurt yourself. You may experience rapid heart beat and shallow breathing. These are normal events that happen while in REM sleep and should not be a cause for concern. If it frightens you that much you can always break out of it by explaining to yourself that it's a normal process and you get out of it whenever you want. On the other hand if you want to divulge further into it you can actually fall into a dream state while your still awake and be able to make whatever you want to happen in your dream happen.

Apr 06, 2013
Anonymous NEW
by: Anonymous

I had this happen to me for the first time loud buzzing in my ears then I couldn't move even the I was awake I was trying to shout and couldn't this really freightend me and I am now scared to sleep hope fully this won't happen again can you die because of this !

May 26, 2013
Same Buzzing NEW
by: Anonymous

I felt like I was the only one this was happening too. Last night I had another episode, and I started hearing the buzzing and it just got louder and I knew I was in for it. But as soon as I felt it really kicking in I started singing in my mind a song by Chris Tomlin and my gosh it went away immediately . I really think after a lot of research this SP is related to spiritual warfare. Because I have had several of these episodes happen and I have never been able to stop them and just by me singing a song about Christ I was able to stop it.

Apr 11, 2015
Happy im not the only one NEW
by: Anonymous

I get the buzzing starts off like normal ear ringing and steadily gets louder and I have to force my eyes open even most the time they are and my body can't move just the screaming rings and when I force myself awake I need to lay there for about 15 min before falling back asleep happens only in the morning tho I had paralysis and sometime hallucinations through different times one time I had a vivid dream where I was shot In the head to suddenly open my eyes and my room was completely red with moving figures and I couldn't move this led to a lack of sleep

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