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First Sleep Paralysis Experience

by Andy

I had my first (and hopefully last sleep paralysis experience night before last). Well, when I say first, I think I may have had similar experiences when I was younger but my memories of those are faded.

I must say that the experience was very freaky and seemed very real. Until I looked into sleep paralysis which described what I experienced, I thought it 'may' have been something paranormal. Like I'd drifted off into another realm or something. At least that is what it felt like.

Anyway, I got up to use the bathroom at about 2.15am - 2.30am which is common for me. After I got back into bed and started to drift off again I was awoken by music playing. It sounded as though it was coming from a mobile phone in the room. It was crystal clear and I could make out all the lyrics. My girlfriend was asleep next to me and I was trying to ask her if it was her phone but I couldn't communicate.

I was staring at my bedside table and I knew I was awake. The next thing I know, I could hear footsteps rush up to the bed and someone climbed onto me. It was a woman. She was grabbing me and putting all of her weight onto my body which was uncomfortable. I couldn't move. She was saying things like 'You should be with me'. It started to get too much and I eventually manged to wake myself up.

As I woke up and started to get movement back into my body and my ability to speak returned the feeling of the grabbing subsided.

My girlfriend awoke and I told her about it. She was quite freaked out by this and we stayed awake for about an hour. When I closed my eyes again to go to sleep it only seemed like I was drifting off for a minute or two when the same music came back. It faded in and was the same song that was playing previously. I opened my eyes again and couldn't really move. I heard footsteps again running up the stairs and into my room. The footsteps scurried around my bed and then something jumped onto my body again grabbing my arms and chest. I eventually managed to speak some words out which my girlfriend can recall. 'Get off me!' and 'Get away from me!' I was saying. She confirmed this the next day. I managed to wake myself up again.

This same experience kept repeating over and over as soon as I closed my eyes. I was that tired though due to being ill the previous few days that I was too tired to wake up and stay awake. I managed to wake myself up before this 'thing' jumped onto my body'. It was just the music and the scurrying footsteps rushing into the room, before I managed to wake myself up.

It was a very real experience and although I wasn't really scared, It did freak me out a little. The next day I was more interested in it than anything else. I activated an iPhone app I have on my phone the following night which is to record any sleep talking activity. However, it did not happen again the following night. Thank god.

I hope I don't experience this again but if I do, I know there is pretty much nothing I can do about it.

Anyway, I just thought I'd share my experience with you. If you have suffered from this, then you are not alone.

Sleep well!


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Feb 29, 2012
to stop sleep paralysis NEW
by: Anonymous

sleep on your side or front, stops it, trust me

Jul 23, 2014
Tips NEW
by: Mike k

I used to have SP when I was younger, like 7 but now I'm 14 and am happy to say I never get those anymore, except for the very rare once in a while nightmare occurrence, weird thing is, I only got SP in nightmares, not when I woke up, it's pretty terrifying staring at a nightmare figure for 5 minutes straight, my advice, try forgetting about it, use music before bed...

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