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Constantly Stuck In Sleep Paralysis!!

by Abby
(Fredericktown, Missouri)

Sleep paralysis has been something I've dealt with for years but until recently it hasn't been a huge problem nor did I know what it really was until I started looking it up on the internet because my mom was concerned about me.

I was watching TV when I started to get sleepy so I gave in and took a nap. The next thing I knew I was experiencing sleep paralysis again. I started to breathe heavily like I normally do when it happens to try and wake myself up.

It worked but I was so sleepy I fell right back asleep and experienced it while going to sleep. I don't think I was asleep for more than a few minutes when I experienced it again while waking up. This happened several times in a row when finally I was able to wake up fully.

I was so freaked out and felt like I'd never be able to escape the paralysis. The only way I have learned to deal with it is I don't take naps. I can't or this happens every single time and a nap isn't worth the paralysis.

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May 17, 2016
Glad I'm not the only one. NEW
by: Mackenzie

This has been happening to me too for the last few months. It gets set off by the most random things, like sleeping anywhere besides my own bed, taking naps, going to sleep after staying awake too long, etc.. It's bad enough at this point that there are weeks that I hardly get any sleep because every time I close my eyes I get sucked right back into it. I just woke up from a particularly bad episode, and it's got me so stressed that I'm having chest pains. I've dealt with regular episodes of sleep paralysis my whole life, but this is out of control. I'm considering seeing a sleep specialist.

Jul 28, 2016
Definately see a sleep therapist! NEW

I have suffered for years as well. Recently it has been outrageous the amount of SP attacks I am having. I told my doctor I think I have sleep apnea. He sent me to a sleep doctor. found out I have narcolepsy. At least now I know why this happens to me! Still no cure though :(

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