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Immense Pressure Moving Down My Body and Into My Chest

by Mike
(Urbdandale, Iowa, USA)

I get a feeling as though I am leaving my body. I feel alert and it starts in my head and travels down into my chest. There is this immense pressure that I would liken to a heart attack.

I feel as though my chest has this incredible pressure and it’s about to squeeze me out of my body. There's an incredible amount of fear comes over me. I feel as though I'm going to die.

But I fight it by yelling and screaming but no one can hear me. This goes on for a few seconds until I wake up in a state of shock and then great relief that I'm still alive.

It seems to happen to me when I'm running on very little sleep and I want to take a nap. But not a nap on a bed, but on a couch or something not as comfortable as a bed.

If there's any practice for what it’s like to die, this is it!

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Jan 29, 2016
Wow.. NEW
by: Anonymous

I typed "pressure in chest" into Google and this came up. You've described my symptoms exactly! It's like a crazy prssure inside me that completely immobilizes me and I try yell and try to thrash my head around and can't move or make a sound. Usually I decide "ok this is what it's like to die" and then kinda relax and wake up. Weird thing is it has only ever happened when I am asleep, or possibly semi-conscious. I have never experienced anything like this during waking hours. Hopefully someone knows what this is, or what can be done about it.

Oct 23, 2016
Like a heart attack NEW
by: Anonymous

Thank goodness I am not alone! I get this exact phenomena a few times a year and they leave me terrified of sleep thereafter. I feel like there is someone or something in the room with me. As it comes closer, I get very cold. The freezing sensation masses like a ball in my chest. I literally feel like I can't breathe or move. The pain and fear is intense. It builds and gets to almost unbearable and then I wake up, panting, scared and I cannot be alone in the room by myself again. I have wondered if this is 'paranormal' or medical...

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