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I'm Scared To Fall Back Asleep

by Jamil
(United States)

i was just in the drift of falling asleep and like this weird feeling changed the vibe of my room but I was still aware of my surroundings.


I was laying on my back and I had my hands cuffed in front of me. All of a sudden I felt something like a weight holding my head down, and a weight holding my hands down. It was like I couldn't move a bit.

I was so scared but it was like I was calm. I was trying to yell HELPPPPP MEEE but no words made it past my lips. I had Pandora playing music on my phone and I still heard the music playing.

It lasted for a couple of seconds when it ended I sat up and look around and everything seemed normal. I was thinking there's got to be a logical explanation for this because this never happened to me before.

I'm a paranormal fan so I watch a lot of ghost stories because I think the after life is interesting. So after this happened I was thinking maybe it was a ghost and got even more scared. So just when I was trying to shake it off and go back to sleep I pulled out my laptop and searched this (it felt as if something was pinning me to my bed I couldn't move).

So this is one of the many websites that popped up, so after reading about sleep paralysis it made felt a little better. So Ima try to go back to sleep. I hope I related to someone.

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Sep 14, 2015
Learning About Sleep Paralysis For The First Time
by: Kevin

It's pretty crazy when you find out about sleep paralysis for the first time. And yup, it's pretty normal as you can tell from the hundreds of stories on this site describing it. Glad you looked it up.

Sep 26, 2015
Mine was so similar NEW
by: Stephanie

I was no completely asleep, it was like on was just about to be something came right up to me and held my held down and i couldn't move at all. i too could still hear my earphones playing 679 by fetty wap. I thought it was a demon i was about to cry and call my mum. This relives me so much. Thank you for sharing

Oct 12, 2015
My first time NEW
by: Anonymous

I was having a very normal dream,then all of a sudden I came upon a sheet of paper that was advertising the death of a young girl. I think she was raped or something, but the strange thing is tha t the girl is from a local high I've played against in football and wrestling many times. I don't even think I was halfway through reading the paper when it began. I thought her ghost was trying to take my body or my soul was leaving my body. I just turned 18 I hope this doesn't keep happening to me. I quickly asked Google to search up can't mover or scream while awake in a dream and it brought me here . I'm still scared to go to bed.

May 27, 2016
Childhood NEW
by: Anonymous

I have been getting these ever sense I was a little girl, no one in my family understood it and so now I'm 21 aND took matters into my own hands researched it and now I'm fine with it. I can lucid dream and it's awesome. Though sometimes I do get strong episodes that I can't control and I get freaked. Stay in there! You aren't alone in this :)

Jun 22, 2016
It happens to me too NEW
by: Kimberly

I have been experiencing this since I was a young girl, now I am 45, and it just happened last night. It's funny how you say there is a weird vibe in the room, because that describes the feeling perfect. It's just freaking weird, and eerie. It doesn't wake me from my sleep, I usually wake up first, and can feel it getting ready to happen. Im glad im not alone. My doctor told me it was a seizure, but after readying some of these comments, I feel alot better.

Jul 14, 2016
Panic NEW
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I fall asleep then stop breathing and become paralyzed. I know I can't breathe and I know I'm paralyzed. I try to get help, try to breathe and can't do any of it. It's terrifying. My boyfriend has woke me up terrified because I'm not breathing. It's horrible. I've been an insomniac all my life. Now I can't breathe and I can't talk or move to get help. HORRIBLE

Jan 15, 2017
I knew it was coming NEW
by: Antiqua

SP came to me not too long ago, about 10-15 mins from when I started typing this. Well, trying to type. My cat is fully taking advantage of me being awake.

Anyway, this is the 3rd time this has happened. The first was about 5 years ago. These first 2 SP attacks were scary because both times I was in a new space (never my own bed or home), and both times I had the hallucination. Mine is a dark shadow figure that looms over me from the side of the bed. Like it's been watching me sleep all night.

The third time happened tonight but several different things happened compared to the other 2 nights. This time, I knew it was going to happen. I woke up, and I noticed I was on my back and my arms were crossed over my chest. When I noticed this, i had a feeling a SP attack was going to happen so I checked to see if I was still asleep or in that waking stage, so I wiggled my fingers first. They wiggled and it put my mind at eased but I still had a tiny feeling it was going to happen.

I tilt my head over to my left, so I'm looking over the side of the bed. Getting kinda groggy, I start fluttering my eyes and I see my cats tail flick by, which is odd because I didn't hear him at all. Then BOOM! Sleep paralysis starts and I start to almost panic as I see my black figure start to form from this tail.

Since I knew this was coming, I quickly gathered my wits, broke my focus from the figure, and I told myself "It's ok. This will only last a couple more seconds and then you'll be done." By the time I was finished with that sentence in my head, it was over. I sat up turned on my light and called my spouse to let him know what happened. And that time, I noticed my cat was sleeping at my feet and he was no where near the side of bed for me to see his tail.

My spouse, he gets these too and luckily he was there the 2nd time it happened. So he was able to console me afterwards. We got to talking about it and he made me realize they are nothing and it happens to a lot of people. However, for me, this 3rd time, I was at home and in my own bed. I guess the only thing that made me uncomfortable and making it happen was that my spouse wasn't sleeping next to me.

Even though I know it's only SP and my black figure isn't real, I still get scared to fall back asleep again. Right now, I'm fighting off my drowsiness so I apologize if my writing is horrible. I think of one way to say something then realize that's terrible and then reword it. And I'm on my phone and this site is not mobile friendly especially for editing. And then my cat insists on sleeping on top of me now. I'm rambling....

Anyway, I wondered if anyone felt their attack coming on and I didn't. Almost a premonition. And also if it happened right after they tested to make sure they were awake as I did. From first glance at some of the stories, I didn't see any so I thought I'd share my experience hoping some one could relate some how.

Sweet dreams!

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