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It Sucks, But It's Ok: Lifelong Sleep Paralysis Observations


As long as I can remember I've had episodes of sleep paralysis. I had no idea that sleep paralysis was even a condition until a few years back.

When I was younger the paralysis was nothing more than an annoyance. I always assumed I was awake but unable to move. Often I could see the room itself around me and even on a few occasions hear things like the tv or people talking in the background. I did what I assume most people do, I focused and struggled on moving the one body part I could back and forth until something "broke" and I would instantly jolt out of bed.

When I did finally figure out what I was experiencing was actually sleep paralysis I read of hallucinations and wondered how much of what I noticed around me was real, and from then on I've always tried to focus on background noise; it was when I focused that I realized the sounds weren't really coming from the tv or other people, but indeed hallucinations.

Around age 19 I started to experience hallucinations beyond just the simple setting of the room, namely the shadow man. The first time I saw the shadow man I was extremely scared, he was evil and trying to kill me, I don't know why I thought that (and still don't) but I was sure he was there to kill me. After that nearly every sleep paralysis experience contains the shadow man.

Now, while I'm completely aware the shadow man is a hallucination and can even often tell he is going to come I cannot help but feel terror when he comes, the only way I can describe this
is what I imagine a bunny feels when it's being chased, it's intense and uncontrollable.

Other thing I notice is if I fall back asleep within a half hour of the episode I instantly will fall back into paralysis, so I try to wake up for around an hour before falling back asleep (actually, that's the reason I'm writing this now). This also leads to me having multiple episodes of paralysis within a night, often I will "break" out of the paralysis only to wake to another episode of it.

I feel "vibrations" around my body the whole time I'm in paralysis and can instantly tell when a sleep paralysis episode is going to happen (this is difficult to explain) as I feel myself drifting off to sleep, everything feels in a way I can only explain as "bouncy" it's like as I'm drifting to sleep there is something that pulses, I however cannot really explain what exactly is pulsing. It's almost like this pulsing is an introduction to the paralysis and sometimes I'm able to wake before the pulsing leads to paralysis, but more often than not my tiredness and desire to sleep stops me from making the choice to wake.

Anyway, I guess if I have anything to say to people who also experience this is that, I'm sorry, it sucks. But please understand that anything seen or felt during these episodes is not real and even though that may not help during the episode there is no reason to be afraid upon waking that there is any danger to you. A lot of people experience this and it's normal.

NOTE: I have not read the text mentioned in this site (although I will).

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Aug 06, 2012
I think your right NEW
by: Yazzzz

I have been experiencing the same thing, but without seeing someone or a shadow man. It started like 8 months ago with me.. I'm a 23 years old male.. and if so many people are experiencing the same thing, same figure same feelings.. this has to tell you that its only sleep paralysis ! I don't think we should believe other stupid articles that talks about spirits and demons.. if thousands of us are experiencing this then I think its more of a disease that has scientifically been linked to sleep paralysis. I think the experience is so frighting to the extent where people start imagining spirits that arent there !

Dec 07, 2012
thank you NEW
by: Anonymous

Thank you for sharing. I had an episode an hour ago and it was rather comforting to read such an identical story. I'm trying to gather the courage to sleep now. Lights are staying on tonight!

May 12, 2014
A lot NEW
by: Charlie kays

I've had this since I was younger gurl
I thought it was something evil. It goes away for a few years now I just had it again tonight
I scream or moan loud for help.
But it's only my 7 year old daughter here.
I've had it 5 times in a row tonight!
Not as scary this time but my thought this time was
That my brain isn't getting enough fluid cause
Of the level or position of my head
So I moved when I did get a chance to move
And nope
Still got paralyzed
It's scary
I hope there is some actual explanation
I used to think bad spirits and evil demons!!
Now I just want sleep!!

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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