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How to Tell Your Parents About Sleep Paralysis?

by Katelyn
(Lakeville, Minnesota, US)

I've been experiencing hypnagogic sleep paralysis for about three years now. I've always had them before going to bed, and twice I woke up to have them.

Hallucinations... difficulty breathing, full paralysis but a small shake of my eyes. I told my mom about the first few episodes but said that we'd 'wait and see' but did nothing about it. I gave up telling her about them after about four episodes.

Now I had hinted it at the dinner table and she has no idea what I was talking about. But... my parents are starting to corner me about my 'personal problems' with my sleep. It started at dinner today and I'm really scared.

I know for a fact that if I tell them about it my mom will think it's just for attention or it would be my imagination. And my dad... he's never that predictable, so I don't know what he would do.

I need help with ideas to finally sum up enough courage to tell them, since this has been a touchy subject for years now. Please give me some tips? It's getting harder to hide it. Thanks

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Oct 27, 2014
Sleep-Onset REM
by: Kevin

Hi Katelyn, Apologies it has taken so long to publish your story. We got overwhelmed with the volume of stories and have had trouble keeping up. If you have any updates to your situation, please feel free to share them in the comments.

Sleep paralysis is such a bizarre phenomenon that happens to us, I imagine it can be pretty hard for many people to be understanding of when hearing it for the first time, not just your parents. But perhaps if when you bring up the subject with them you also bring them some reading material that is based in the medical and scientific side (rather than the superstitious side). Maybe even just the webpage we have on sleep paralysis and sleep paralysis stories.

You mention you often experience your sleep paralysis when falling asleep, rather than when waking up. Sleep-onset REM periods (SOREMPs) can be a symptom of narcolepsy, so just make sure you are knowledgeable a bit about that in case you need to be. Do you experience any of the other symptoms of narcolepsy? Do you ever get weakness in parts of your body (knees, facial muscles) when experiencing a lot of emotion (e.g. while laughing)?

I hope you're doing well, and please feel free to update your page here with how your sleep is doing, and how your parents have been responding to it.

May 24, 2015
Always sleep with pillow magnetic south to cure yourself of monsters NEW
by: Anonymous

Your sleep posture is making you vulnerable to nefarious entities!

What direction is your pillow/headboard of your bed facing?

I suspect you may be sleeping with the top of your head facing magnetic north or equally bad magnetic west. Magnetic north is called the "death position" because coffins are buried facing north and if you sleep north ghosts appear in your life, says the folklore.

The people of Bali say "sleeping magnetic west means you will have no love, everyone will hate you and you will experience violence" I paraphrased but Google search "Balinese sleep north"

Many cultures recommended that you sleep with the top of your head facing magnetic south and feet facing magnetic north. An alternate position is your head facing magnetic east and feet facing magnetic west. Use an electronic compass, it has to be exactly south, any deviation such as south west of south east makes you open to nefarious entities.

Never sleep with head facing magnetic north cuz you are guaranteed to see ghosts and have nightmares.

Also never ever sleep on your back. Sleeping on the back is the posture of the corpse in a coffin and "vastu" says sleeping on the back ruins the brain. Try to sleep on the left side of your body always to get wealthy. Sleep on the right side is ok but not best and monsters probably attacked you while you slept on the right side of your body of slept on your back. Sleeping on left side is best and you get rich wealthy. Never sleep on the stomach you suffocate, sudden infant death syndrome.

I recommend you read this website, it explains the significance of monsters in sleep.

Also Google search "vastu sleep direction" and search also "sleep facing south" to get more information. Sleeping facing south makes you wealthy and healthy, sleeping east makes you intelligent but not wealthy so east is for children still attending school.

The information I wrote was for the northern hemisphere, I dont know about sleep position for the southern hemisphere of earth.

Also, what is your blood type? If you are blood type Rhesus Negative (Rh negative) then this website might be informative

Best of luck! Feel free to Pass this information on to non-demonic people.

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