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Frightening! Body Lifting Out Of Bed

by Chloe
(United Kingdom)

I am 15 years old and have always had trouble getting to sleep straightaway. I have experianced sp before.. it is a horrible experiance. Last night i experianced yet another SP .. I was tossing and turning trying to fall asleep.. I drifted off but felt my head being raised up and my body lifting out of my bed.. I am not sure if this is an sp? But i was so frightened.. i was trying to scream.. but nothing would come out.. It was as if i had No voice..

It lasted for about 10 seconds then i just fell back asleep then today i fell asleep watching t.v and it happened again! it was like my body being raised so i was sat up kind of thing (its hard to explain!!) But then i saw a spider on my wall (my biggest fear) crawling towards me.. And i was yet again trying to scream for my mum.. But nothing was coming out.. I then woke up.. took me a few seconds to move and there was no spider.. it felt so real though.. i really need an explination.. i'm frigthened to sleep!!

Kevin: Hi Chloe, what you experienced does sound like sleep paralysis and the spider you saw was a hypnopompic hallucination. Feel free to click the links through to get some more information--hopefully it's helpful.

Also, what you describe about feeling your body being lifted up is something some SPers commonly feel. Sometimes it even turns into what's described as an OBE, or out of body experience. Ryan Hurd talks about them wonderfully here at his Dream Studies site. If you like what you see you can also get more from Ryan here in his sleep paralysis book.


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Aug 31, 2012
SP or something else?! NEW
by: Anonymous

I have recently learned about sp and OBE... I'm 15 and I think I have experienced things like this before I knew what it meant. around march I got a ton on new songs on my iPod that made me fall asleep like before the first song was over, I would pretty much be asleep and I could tell the song was getting quieter, like I was falling deeper asleep but I was still "awake"but my conscience was still awake and I would like freak out and wake up and this would happen a few times a week. then I ot this app called like sleep fast by Glenn harrold, and I used this to, so no more music. one night I got a text and I told myself while i was still asleep to grab my phone but my arm didn't move, and I was thinking why didn't I grab my phone? I want to get it but I can't! so then I stoped using any music and thing like that at night, and just last night I was asleep and my body kinda had a buzzing feeling in my body.. and think my soul was starting to come out of my body, and I tried to fight it... and then it did it again! and I tried to fight it again, and the weird part was I remembering being able to "see" but I'm not sure if I was about to have OBE or just dreaming ( note I have never had a lucid dream yet, bit Iv read about it lately and sounds interesting)

Dec 15, 2012
It's not SP NEW
by: Anonymous

So that feeling where you're being raised up while asleep? It's called an obe aka out of body experience. Your spirit is leaving your body. Thing is you have no control of your spirit, you have to practice a lot to gain control whih is why you cannot control your actions. Try researching it and see if the symptoms are the same as an obe and if they are that's what is happening there's no real way to stop it either. Kbye

Dec 06, 2014
feeling of being taken off bed NEW
by: Anonymous

I have experienced the feeling of being taken off the bed and I feel as if I am awake. It is so scary. I try to hold on, but I feel like some force is trying to take me off the bed. What is happening? I have not had that experience in a long time, and hope to not have it again!

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