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Electric Shocks While Sleeping?

by Wade Holler
(Salem, Ma.)

I get paralyzed but I am conscious of my surroundings while I'm asleep, this is followed by a very real and painful sense of electrocution, which typically lasts until it seems like I pass out, and it concludes with terror shear terror. I often try to scream and flail about but even if someone is sleeping right next to me they never even notice. The only living thing that has seemed to notice was a friend of mines dog who was growling at me when I woke up once. These episodes have been happening for about 18 years now and I cant seem to figure out what they are, or if anyone else has had them. Anyone know what the hell that's about or have similar experiences? It is important to note here that I don't drink or use drugs and it has been over 4 years since i have.

Kevin: Hey Wade, you'll want to read up on sleep paralysis, it sounds like. It's actually pretty common, and there are hundreds of stories about it on this site.


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Apr 24, 2014
Painful Sleep Paralysis NEW
by: Anonymous

I've had the same too! When I first started experiencing sleep paralysis, which was like 10 years ago, it was the typical can't move but can see everything around me type. It came to a point where I'd hear voices or see "ghosts". It was terrifying! After that episode all my sleep paralysis experience has been the same. I get electricuted on my left flank. It's very uncomfortable. And when I try to move it "electricutes" me more and I can't breathe. I'm used to it already (thats how often it happens) but I just don't want to experience it anymore. I'm tired

Aug 20, 2014
sleep paralyisis NEW
by: Anonymous

If you want know the truth start researching alien and gov abductions, get protection.

Mar 07, 2016
Sleep Paralysis NEW
by: Anonymous

I got one episode this morning and I hate them when they happen. First I tend to hear something like a tap or shuffle and then it happens. I told my Soul to be strong and being religious asked God to send the devil away from me. What was distinct was the confused thoughts I had when I woke up mixing up God for Sa*Tan. I thought this was how evil entities download evil thoughts in good people.. just my thoughts

Apr 29, 2017
Sleep parallysis NEW
by: Anonymous

I just had a sleep paralysis happen to me. I first felt electric shook going thru my body then I couldn't move or open my eyes. My eyes feel like they are glued shut. I keep trying to open my eyes but I can't open them. I then must have been like dreaming I felt like I got up and I feel to the floor. I felt like I was trying to tell my daughter that I couldn't move or open my eyes. Then in a while I was able to open my eyes and I could move again this is so scary to me I hate when it happens. I wish they knew what causes this the worst part is when I can't open my eyes.

Dec 10, 2017
Sleep shock NEW
by: Anonymous

My dream was just to make it brief 4 consecutive times I fell asleep within no aparent time span and as I’m trying to reach someone in my dream someone cuts me off and electro shocks me awake like if the person on the dream had a defebrealator everytime the same way like on movies in the ER but with the guys hands I have read that’s the body signaling you that something is wrong but I find it weird

Feb 13, 2018
Electrical shock in my mind while sleeping 😴 NEW
by: Vijay

ElectricalShocked in my mind while. Sleeping
5yrs before i got littel gravity force at that time
Moving with out handling 2 timesand hear some voice around me some are giving training for me invisible
I closed my ears not stopped and voice said stop inhealing 1 minutes I stoppe
d by a voice. Advice

Feb 19, 2018
Same NEW
by: Anonymous

I've had this "sleep paralysis" a handful amount of times over the last 2 years and I'm only 17. Some of friends have had it before too. But this time it was different. Again, I got the same feeling of me consciously being awake but my body being asleep. It has happened before so I stayed perfectly calm, it only lasted for a few seconds. Then, I went back to sleep, this was when I felt like I was getting electrocuted while not being able to wake up. It almost felt like my brain was about to explode. It made me anxious, which only made the electrocution worse. I quickly noticed this and forced myself to stay calm. It helped as it quickly went away. It scared me so much that I woke up with goosebumps. I really hope not to go trough it again.

Feb 19, 2018
Same NEW
by: Anonymous

I've had this "sleep paralysis" a handful amount of times over the last 2 years and I'm only 17. But this time it was different. Again, I got the same feeling of me consciously being awake but my body being asleep. It has happened before so I stayed perfectly calm, it only lasted for a few seconds. Then, I went back to sleep, this was when I felt like I was getting electricuted while not being able to wake up. It almost felt like my brain was about to explode. It made me anxious, which only made the electrocution worse. I quickly noticed this and forced myself to stay calm. It helped as it quickly went away. It scared me so much that I woke up with goosebumps. I really hope not to go trough it again.

Jun 13, 2018
Evil spirits NEW
by: Vegas Dreamer

I am so sorry for all that have experienced the horrifying electric shock. I haven't had an episode for over a year but it went on over a span of 6-8 months. It stared after we received a mysterious package at our home- addressed to someone that didn't live there. I never opened the package but a UPS guy said that someone requested that it be picked up/ returned. The irony is that he came at a time when no one would typically be there but I went by the house for lunch. He said there was a woman that regularly received packages from my home and he looked confused when I told him it that me and my husband were the only adults that lived there. The sleep paralysis didn't stop until I sought a closer relationship with God and we moved from our previous home. I'm convinced that it was an evil spirit attacking me.

Jul 17, 2018
a long time with these NEW
by: Anonymous

I began at the age of 13 having this. I would feel something come towards me and my eyes would like force shut and my body would stiffen. I couldn't move at all. During the time between 17 - 27, it happened several times a week. People I talked to said I was being possessed, I wasn't eating right or I was processing my painful childhood in a way that was safer than actually looking at it. I have had three which were very severe. They took me very deep and it took a long time to come out of them. these three times, it took me a long time after I came out of them to be able to move normally. I am 62 now and I recently had one of those which were very severe. I have to tell you that in my mind, I was calling out the name Jesus and asking him to help me. Finally, after a lot of work, I was able to physically yell out His name and it all stopped, stopped dead. I haven't had one since and I pray I never do again. These things are extremely scary and I also have the electrical shock happen.

Aug 12, 2018
Spiritual warfare NEW
by: Zoo

I’ve experienced sleep paralysis ever since I was a child, can’t remember at what age it started. I’m nearly 28 now and it still happens, unfortunately. It happened just 10 mins before I started writing this post. It wasn’t the usual experience though. For the first time I heard a voice just seconds before I felt electric shock throughout my body! Each time I’ve had an episode in the past, I've never heard a voice or felt like I was being electrocuted! I had an episode just a few days ago, Friday, 8.10.18 when I was sleeping on my side on the couch. Before that episode, I probably had one 3 weeks prior. That was the actual first time I felt electric shock. Even more horrifying, I felt myself, which I’ve learned is not happening in the physical but in the spiritual realm, squeezing the demon and as I did that, I felt shock going down the left side of my body and it felt as though I was flailing, trying to get up. My mother had episodes throughout her life but not as much as me. She told me years ago that when it happen to call out to Jesus but what we’ve learned is we can’t open our mouths when experiencing an episode so we call out to him in our minds and he always come to the rescue!

Mar 15, 2019
Years of agony NEW
by: Keisha

Reading all these post, it's like I'm reading my entire life. I've experienced sleep paralysis since I was a young child. I can recall being in the bed with my mother, being able to hear her watching TV and hearing her speaking to her boyfriend, but not being able to move. I remember I was able to sit up in the bed, I heard my mother say my name and I heard her boyfriend say, is still asleep? Why is she sitting up? I think I was about 5.I cant recall it happening again until I was a young teen around 13-14. It was horrible! I would get it so often that I would be afraid to fall asleep.At first I didn't tell anyone about it but one night was the worse I ever experienced. I heard something screaming in my ear, I'm not religious at all but I could only say that the sound was close to demonic. I couldn't move, couldn't speak, it felt like something was holding me down. I woke up that morning with scratches on my arms. I finally told my mother about it and the look on her face I would never forget.She told me that she had them too as a young girl and in her early 20's. She set a bible by my door hoping that this would help but it didn't. It eased up a little in my 20's but now I'm in my 30's and I'm experiencing them again. I started experiencing the electrical waves probably about 3 years ago which was something new. I cant say it's as bad anymore but it still happens from time to time I notice it's more often when I'm stressed and I must say I've become kind of an expert of getting out of it most of the time just by concentrating on waking up and not freaking out. I'm honestly not sure what causes this, I've been told demons, aliens, wild lifestyle you name it. And I've experienced some unexplained things in my life that I could tie into conspiracy theories if i want but i figure what good would that do, besides drive me nuts! Lol All I know is it's awful! And my heart goes out to anyone that suffers from this truly it's so tough to deal with and talk about. I've recently looked up sleep paralysis/ epilepsy. I think I'm going to find a neurologist and get monitored at night time just to make sure and rule epilepsy out. I'm at the point now where I just want to understand why it happens and figure out how to stop it. I have 2 children and if its something genetic I need to know! It felt good sharing my story with you all. Maybe together we can get to the bottom of this!

Mar 23, 2019
Paralysis NEW
by: Anonymous

I experienced sleep paralysis consistently over the course of a few years... i would find myself awake unable to move, and all I wanted was to open my eyes. I would focus on trying to move my hand, and after a scary couple minutes... once my hand moved I would snap out of it. This was accompanied by a feeling that was hard to describe... and electric is about as close as I can get... not like a static shock, or sticking my finger in a light socket( when I was younger lol).... but more like a sensation in my spine coursing through my entire body. Also, I would feel the beginning of that same "electric" sensation consistently As I would drift asleep in particular situations, such as watching tv, but would snap out immediately as I was just nodding off. It’s worth noting at that time I was a moderate drinker and heavy marijuana user, and since I stopped using substances I have not experienced it again. Hope this helped.

Apr 01, 2019
Well if sleep paralysis causes u to .. NEW
by: Anonymous

If sleep paralysis causes you to come up of the bed while lying g flat on your back and slam back down and you wife ask what the hell was that as it zipped up and out the door way.then you got me on it.but that don't explain why by weeks end I was dieing from a throat infection that came outta nowwhere

Oct 03, 2019
Sleep paralysis/ electric jolts
by: AngelEyes

I have suffered from sleep paralysis for over 10 yrs. I have never been diagnosed medically but have read a lot about it. Dr’s say it happens during a specific stage of sleep where you wake up but your body remains asleep. You can hear and sometimes see everything around you but you are unable to move or speak! They say some people have hallucinations during this. I suppose it could basically be all just a dream but every time I have it i see things specific to spirits that are in the home im sleeping at! But I also suffer the electric jolts that start from my brain a surge thru my entire body feels like someone is jolting me with a cow prod! I assume that is from something neurological perhaps your bodys way of waking u up who knows. If you stop, relax, focus on calming down and just breath u will wake right up! The more u panic and fight the harder it will be to wake up! Tell your self this isnt real and relax and breath. Been using that method and i wake out of it every time.

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