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Paranormal or Sleep Paralysis?

by Michael Nix
(Gulf Shores, Alabama)

Seems a lot of people are having the same experiences or at least very close to what I have had. The feeling of something climbing on your bed, feeling your bed being pressed down by some kind of weight, then the weight of something holding you down, not being able to scream or move at all, feeling like you are awake and aware of your surroundings maybe even sometime seeing a figure at the foot of the bed or in the corner of the room, also sometimes hearing groaning noises or maybe an evil voice.

It’s very scary and it makes you to where you are afraid to go to sleep of it happening again. I think in most cases after reading about sleep paralysis that this could be what it is, not to say that in some cases it very well could be a paranormal experience. I am caught between what I think is going on with me, maybe it’s a combination of both and this spirit (or spirits) know exactly when to attack a person. No matter if it’s a spirit or sleep paralysis or both it’s scary as hell.

My next move is to set up a camera and see if my bed is really being pressed down! But then again I might not want that answer of fear that it just might be.

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Nov 10, 2011
It's not paranormal
by: Anonymous

I've had these experiences off and on for 50+ years and I'm convinced it's just sleep paralysis. My older brother has also had these experiences. My wife is sometimes awake when this is going on and she says that I will sometimes speak and say something like "help me" and then she will wake me up (which is sometimes hard to do). I think if you just accept it for what it is, you will take away the fear and power that it has over you. That's what I've done and I notice that it happens a lot less frequently now, and when it does happen I just kind of go with the flow, and try to not let it bother me. Take as much control of it as you can and hang in there. It will get better.

Nov 11, 2011
Scared To Sleep
by: Linda

I am sort of relieved in reading your story because I have the same exact dream and it has me afraid to sleep. It is very frightening. It's as though something crawls into my bed and weighs heavy upon me, restraining me. I struggle and curse to break free, eventually crying out, which wakes me up. But worst of all, it's reoccurring. There are times I've considered seeking help from a priest!

Jan 08, 2012
I dont know whats going on!
by: Anonymous

I have these dreams really often, its like im just after going asleep and i awake up and im in my room i cant move my arms or legs sometimes i can move my toes and fingers i cannot talk or scream no matter how much i try.. my body rises up into the air and moves around then it just drops sometimes onto my bed or on my floor, i just keep trying to make my self wake up as this is happening and trying to scream.. some times i have loads of theses ''dreams'' a night.. they scare me sometimes but they have happened so many times they dont scare me as much.. i would really like to know if other people experience what i do.

Jan 27, 2012
myself and identical twin have some what same dreams
by: Anonymous

my sister and i have had same thing happen since about the age of 5years old and we r 27 years of age now. One dream starts with we start to go to sleep and them you think you are awake and you can not move at all, only your fingers, my sister has heard me call out for help and say no before. There is also the other thing that happens that my sister has only had it happen twice to her and the first time she had it was a day after I did like a year ago when she was sleeping over in my bedroom with me on a mattress on the floor. In this dream you think you are awake and u see a shadow figure in the room that you can not see any features but it has male persence. It makes it way towards you and then leans down till it is right in front of your face and while this is happening you can not move at all, when it gets to your face it will all of a sudden disappear and we feel this pressure on your chest very heavy almost like it is sitting on you, then it starts to choke you, it is like its inside you somewhat and takes your breath away and just as you feel like you can not breath anymore and like your life is taken from you, we wake up and gasp for air and then the dream is over and your fully awake. My sister has had this happen to her only 2 times but i have had it happen since i can remeber. It reoccurs over time sometimes more then once in a night where I am scared to sleep or couple times a week or once in a few months or even a year or so will pass and then I will have it again. We both though off and on as well have had the other dream happen many times where you feel awake but you can not move for like 10 min. and then it stops. My sister and I always wondered what was happening to us, but sleep paralysis with sometimes having night terror is seeming to explain what is happening to us.

Feb 09, 2012
me to
by: Anonymous

it happens to me to except i know 4 a fact im awake bcuz i see people sociallizing i cant move at all no figure i wat like 5 minutes and fully asleep and i have a problem that i hate staying still

Feb 15, 2012
experienced this for nearly 15 years
by: Anonymous

I too have had these experiences. It happens both when I am falling asleep or waking from sleep. Either way, it's like a state of mind caught in between sleep and awake. I know my surrouding, so I know I am awake, yet caught in a weird place. I feel a pulling, falling into the abyss, or sometimes a heavy pressure on my chest.
Every time it happens, I feel a bad presents. At times I have even seen it. When it first happened to me, I was 18. I woke up unable to move and heard noise that eventually turned into screaming. I could see a figure at my bedside holding a bundle. The screaming sounded as if a baby was screaming in pain. Terrified, I tried to move. I fought and struggled until I could get physical movement. It took great control and effort to move myself out of this state.
It has been 13 years since, and I still have similar episodes.
I feel as if this is a menacing evil being, but try to see the scientific explanations. Whomever experiences this, my heart goes out to you. I know how horrible it is and I hope that it is merely a glitch in our minds. nothing more.

Mar 04, 2012
sleep paralysis i think..
by: Anonymous

I've had this experience too recently i had this twice and I'm 20
so my first time was about a month ago and it happen to me in a afternoon nap. i guess i was dreaming but i saw my curtains in my room moving and something or someone grabbed my arm and i couldn't move and talk, i felt numb and terrified.t i tried screaming for my brother or any little movements like slamming the wall but i couldn't do anything.so then i woke up and felt fine but was so scared and terrified.the next night nothing happen. my 2nd time happen last night, something was holding me down and my bed shook a little bit and again i couldn't move or open my mouth. my heart was beating so bad i felt like demons was trying to posses me i don't know but damn it! so scared as hell! I'm gonna have to deal with it anyways but it helps a lot that people has the same problem. i should also note i have sleeping problems where i sleep so late at night cause i feel so paranoid, i just feel like a presence in the room at night every time i try to go to sleep and with these experiences it doesn't help! i really don't have the money to see a doctor or a professional but anything from u guys can help! take care people

May 01, 2012
paranormal
by: Serena

Hello,i have had 'hipnopompic hallucinations' since i was born.im 25 now and have a son of my own.i have these experiences often.i used to think it was a sleep disorder.but now EVERYTIME i see or feel something my son starts screaming and crying in his room.and i havent made a sound to wake him.also my husband has seen the same thing i saw in the same night,at a different time.maybe everytime i see something,its not paranormal.but i think sometimes it is.

May 13, 2012
Scary
by: Anonymous

I just had a crazy dream about a best friend. i awaken. I was 100% i was fully awake but i was unable to move or speak, seems like sleep paralysis but then i swear i can hear something hovering over me and holding me down,I then hear what i thought was my little sister scream for help but i cant move to run to her, im finally released i run to my dad and wake him but my sister is sound asleep as if she never was awake

Jun 21, 2012
Does anyone else see it?
by: Anonymous

I've experienced this many times before. Usually starts out with a buzzing/drilling noise by my ear that is similiar to what you hear at the dentist office. Sometimes, they come in two. First there is a ghoulish figure that comes gliding in my room followed by a huge caped figure (grim reaper like). I felt the ghoulish figure was more like a creature, it didn't appear to be human and the cape figure had a demonic evil presence to it and a male presence too (I could never see their faces just neck down). I don't feel that it was sitting on my chest though. Usually when this occurs, my sleep position is facing the ceiling with my arms crisscrossing eachother like a mummy. It or they never allow me to see their faces. Once, I had a glimpse of the grim reaper's arms and they were as white as a sheet of paper and huge. He was grabing my arms trying to pull it away from by body as if to take me away. Ofcourse, I couldn't move but kept calling for God. Does anyone else have similiar experiences?

Jul 02, 2012
Same
by: Anonymous

Same thing happens to me in even in daylight.....scary...

Aug 04, 2012
FROZEN FEAR
by: Anonymous

I have had this very same experience. I get the prickly feeling (similar to when your leg falls asleep) over my entire body, can't move, can't cry out....then the feeling of depression of the bed right next me as if someone was sitting there. This type of experience use to happen to me steady as a youth. Luckily, I have not had these "dreams" for many years now.

Oct 01, 2012
To: Imaried
by: Michael Nix

dont know if there is any kind of connection or not but yes I am very Psychic at times. Have been always even when I was a kid...
Michael.

Oct 03, 2012
probably SP
by: lmaried

I would of said that it was Sleep Paralysis, google the painting Old Hag it depicts a sleeping women with the devil on her chest. That is what makes the episodes all the more frightening is that you are absolutely aware that you are awake (I know the difference between dreaming and this horrible Sleep Paralysis now) I can be laying there hearing all sorts going on my kids talking or my husband, music, door bells, bangs, my name called BUT this isn't actually happening. I am thinking this about you - whilst you were entering the SP episode you heard the door bang and then you experienced the paralysis. BUT also if this has only ever happened to you once never before or since it could of been a paranormal experience the only way you could find out is 1) get in touch with that girl and ask if she or anyone else had a similar experience 2) ask if a beloved pet cat or small dog had died in that room?

Oct 04, 2012
The pressing feeling IS DEMONIC
by: Anonymous

The issue of being asleep and someone pressing down on you with a tingling feeling going through your body is VERY real.. I am 41 I have been experiencing this feeling since I was apprx 8yrs old.. I can remember many times through out my life when it has occured.. IT IS DEMONIC... IT IS A DEMON trying to cause you problems in your life.. Because of this i always recite Psalm 91 before i go to sleep each night..Its a very good psalm to cover you while your asleep.
Last night I fell asleep without reading it and at apprx 4am I felt the pressing and sensation again.. I woke myself up quickly and began to read my psalms again.. It happened again as i was falling asleep, I begain to say THE LORD IS MY LIGHT AND MY SALVATION psalm27.. And it stopped. I have said these whilst having this experience previously and it just stops.. People you need to have a relationship with GOD.. Its only way.. There is a spritual warfare going on.. Im not a bible basher,I do beleive in GOD, and i just realise there is good and evil in this world, we have to learn how to safeguard ourselves from it...

Oct 07, 2012
ERM?
by: lmaried

Interesting you say that because I have said the Lords Prayer whilst having an episode and it still doesn't go. I am a FIRM believer in the Lord and am ALWAYS working with my Archangel Michael (for protection) and grounding work and Archangel Raphael for healing. I have called Angels to help me whilst again having an episode and again this hasn't helped, so with this in mind I am not sure it is a demonic visit. Now I have researched REM Atonia and Sleep Paralysis this makes more sense. What has insenced me is that there is some women who is making money out of teaching you to go into this state to further into Lucid Dreaming I think this women if VERY IRRESPONSIBLE these are at time TERRIFYING to the individual.

Oct 21, 2012
Maybe Paranormal
by: Anonymous

This happen to me just last night. I was sleeping and all of a sudden i felt this pressure on my leg. I just layed there frozen because I didn't know what was going on. All of a sudden my entire body was paralized I couldn't move or speak. My boyfriend was laying next to me I was trying to scream to wake him up but nothing came out of my mouth. Finally I decided to say in "Jesus name I command you to leave this house". At first when I tried to do it nothing came out I tried it again and it was like broken language almost. Then I finally said it alittle bit more clearer and it released me. At the moment I prayed that God protect me and my family from any evil enity that may be in my house. But what was so weird is when I woke up I couldn't decide if it was real or a dream and my lip was bleeding.

Oct 28, 2012
Paranormal or Sleep Paralysis?
by: Anonymous

well , last night i had a strange dream but i cant remember them . then, in the middle of the night i woke up and it felt like someone was grabbing my neck so i held by breath, when i gasped for air i felt the hand release . i was so scared.

Nov 14, 2012
along with the post about 3:30 in the morning and me being 20
by: anonymous

I forgot to mention that at this time at 3:30 in the morning. There was a really cold feeling in the air

Nov 18, 2012
It happened to my wife.
by: Mr. Z

Around 2 am this morning, my wife woke me up with her screaming and crying. She said "something bit my toe." We do have a cat, but were sure it wasn't that. Whatever bit her, left no marks, and she wears socks to bed. Very wierd if you ask me.

Nov 19, 2012
The worst
by: Anonymous

I have the same thing that's been happening to everyone for about 26 years now and last night it was the scarest. Normally my whole body goes numb and feeling like something is crawling onto my bed , but what's different about last night was I encountered a lady face that was burnt and very large eyes that's staring at me from the middle of the room. Idk if it was a
Ghostly spirit but it sure was a person. Very scary and idk how am gonna ever fall asleep again

Dec 05, 2012
Pray
by: Max

I pray the Hail Mary in my head when it happens to me. It stops when I do. Before that, I was at the mercy of whatever it was that had me. They always sit right on the edge of what's believable as real and what you might dismiss as nothing more than imagination. Almost always.

Dec 20, 2012
Young age to occur.
by: Eli Kramarevsky

PART 1:
I was 12 when this happened. I just fell asleep as normal but then came a nightmare. I usually don't watch scary movies or any demon type of things but heck, I don't know where these nightmares come from. Everytime I've had sleep paralysis it starts with a nightmare pertaining to an unseen being in my dreams who kills anything living in his path. As it passes over a garden the rocks shake and the plants wither instantly. I presume him to be Satan, Devil, demon, etc. or something like that. Anyways, I'd have one of those nightmares and then using some methods of awaking myself discovered by yours truly, I get out of it. BUT when I get out of it (like a 1 out of 10 chance) I go into sleep paralysis. I've never ever seen any beings but it's obvious they're there. I kind of have a 6th sense: sensing presence. I feel him there. I don't hear screaming or groaning, just the chilling silence and my now racing heartbeat. I literally feel like I'm being choked.
Though my case may be paranormal. I can move a little. Just a tad and manage to peep a "help." Not only that but in my thoughts I'm screaming "JESUS! HELP ME!" And I kid you not, everytime I said Jesus the choking intensified. Funnily enough, when I wake up; I don't actually wake up. I WAS AWAKE THE WHOLE TIME. There was no waking up. The choking just goes away gradually and I find myself where my struggle had thrown me off the couch. It's a scary experience and I wouldn't call it sleep paralysis. I think it's above that. For me, it's easy to whether I'm awake or asleep because I am a constant lucid dreamer. I've had a little control over my dreams but it's hard because it takes a lot of focus. I've even told my cousins in my nightmares that we're only dreaming about the

Dec 23, 2012
paranormal or sleep paralysis????
by: Knight

Usually at my mums house at night when I go to sleep, weird things happen...I fall asleep and I usually feel a tingle and cold shiver over my body that renders me "frozen" as in I cant move. I feel a pressure on my chest, my legs and body starts to have little seizures, I can sense "things or people" around me (I feel terrified)I try to scream out and wake up but I cant. I usually get woken up by one of my daughters (they say Im groaning and thrashing about) It started at my mums and It has started happening at my place too? Paranormal? has something attached to me and followed me?. I also get "out of body" experiences while Im asleep, I can look down and see myself laying in bed, I fly through the house, to other lands etc...Has anyone ever just "gone with it" while experiencing these nightmares? I tend to get woken up, just wondering if there is a message somewhere If I was to keep sleeping and experiencing???

Dec 23, 2012
"you deside what it is"
by: Tiffany

Well i am only 15 years old and i have had some strange in counters in my house that are unexplained but there was one night were my body was paralyzed and couldn't move or talk. I figured it was just 'sleep paralysis' until i started to have them every other night. I awoke in the middle of the night shaking in fear because an voice had woken me up calling my name i thought it was my parents until i looked in the corner of my room were i seen a dark figure of an man. i honestly don't believe in the paranormal but after that night i have had things thrown at me, voices whisper, and heard things being dragged along the ground at night i don't what to say its paranormal but its just unexplained. I am to this day having the same situation with my sleeping and other unexplained.

Dec 27, 2012
Horrible!
by: Ingrid

Iva had this "problem" as a kid aswell. As I moved to a new home away from parents recently I began to have these events happen more often!!! But the most frightening experience was 2 weeks ago when it was oround 2am & I was having trouble falling asleep and then all of a sudden I felt sleep come over me & though I put the though of me "going to the bathroom" I was all of sudden buzzed away....it feels like I'm slipping into a twister & I can move for shit!! I try not to panick but it's frustrating!! I felt a Man!!! Heard him breathing clear enough to know it was a man!! & This time it was Differnt!!!!! I felt like I was getting raped!!!! It sounds horrible I know!! And I cried!!!!! I know something was wrong because my mind was perfectly conscious!!!!! As I "Broke free" I quickly went to the Bathroom & I saw tears in my eyes......also I had marks in my chest!

Dec 31, 2012
umm can i face it?
by: RamoDavid

Age 20, it happens throughout my life, just thought it just happens u kno, but then like half a year ago I get vibrations thru my body, I like the feel and go with it at first but then slow it down or clench my hands into fist n like slither myself awake. I would go into the vibrations completely but I don't kno wats to happen. Okey but recently like two weeks ago I just got home from like a videoGame-athon at friends so I'm tired. I crash on my livinroom couch, it most of been 8or9 in the morning. I awake to the vibrations, I don't try to move at all just feelin the vibrations get stronger then I clench my fist n try to wake up,nothin, but I start to move(it wasn't so easy)but I could move. I lifted my head and moved my right arm to sit up alittle, I could see but I had tunnel vision or somthin, but when I lift my head I seen a black figure it seemed almost surprised and left. Couldn't tell its face but it wasn't close to me but just watching me. I don't think it ment to harm me but I also don't like the FACT that it was watchin me. I would like to know if I can face it?

Jan 06, 2013
scary dreams
by: scared to sleep

I too keep experiencing these dreams which make it hard for me to sleep at night. It usually just starts like a regular normal dream then ends up with a dark spirit holding me down. I always try to scream help or for my mom but nothing comes out and if it does its to low for anyone to hear,i always focus and screaming louder and fighting the spirit off me. Fighting it helped once but only when i screamed god please help me. Another time the spirit came really close to my face and said something to me but im not sure what it was. Im glad im not alone but these dreams are making it really hard for me to sleep alone or in the dark.

Jan 06, 2013
First time
by: Anonymous

Basically the same thing happened to me last night. I didn't even feel like I was asleep it seemed like I was awake the whole time but I couldn't move a single muscle and I don't no what it was but something like an evil type of energy seemed to be moving my matress off my bed. My heart was racing and couldn't move to get up. I live in Chicago so I've been shot at, chased down by 3 or 4 people at once, and also jumped at gun point but this was 100 times more scarier than any of that.

Jan 07, 2013
night terror
by: clcgtab@yahoo.com

I also have this feeling. But it's weird it feels like Im wide awake, unable to move can even open my eyes as a force runs through my body similar to goosebumps. I don't know how to say this and not sound crazy so I'll just say it. I feel a malevolent force and I smile withing as I invite. Reminded of storm of the century when he says "born of sin come on in". eventually I feel like I realize Im inviting trouble and I snap out of it to wake in a cold sweat or gasping for air

Jan 07, 2013
same stuff as the rest of you here except....
by: There is peace in his name!

I've experienced all of what is mentioned here.
and it really really intensified after my mom died.

She was into the paranormal. and I felt trapped by her.
After a life time of this, sleep deprivation, sleep apnea, and terrified to go to sleep (which has got to be one of the most miserable things I can think of), I found a ministry in Colorado Springs (I live in Denver), and they have me on a prayer program.
A lot of this has diminished and subsided. and I do not believe it has to do with sleep paralysis. Yes, sleep paralysis is involved, but only in that, that stage of sleep is when an entity can take advantage of you because you are paralyzed.
If you have a bad case of this, and it seems most of you do, then find a ministry that will help you pray through this.
I know this is not popular, and I also am NOT a bible thumper, but it seems some of you have found out what I found out, that these entities only respond to the name of Jesus. I had a lot of open doors, and I learned HOW to close them.
I also learned that if I am truly repentant of wrong that I have done, (see Daniel chapter 9, read aloud, and also someone else here said Psalms 91, read aloud at night, and Psalms 52, also read aloud before bed). I have now begun to see the Bible as a resource against this type of attack.
I would ask each reader to consider inviting Jesus to come to your life in a real way. NOT like something you see on TV. but something that is real for you.
It seems after reading this blog, that there is an epidemic of this type of night time attack going on, and no one wants to really talk about it. Isolation is the worst thing. Find a minister that you respect, or ask a friend who might know a minister you could respect. Don't go to anyone you feel is weird or takes advantage of people. But there are good bible believing ministers in about every area of the country.
IF YOU WANT A GUARANTEE OF SOMETHING WORKING FOREVER, AND KEEPING YOU SAFE FOREVER, I SINCERELY KNOW THAT JESUS HAS DONE THAT FOR ME!
Blessings.

Jan 08, 2013
15 and scared to sleep in her own bed.
by: Zoë

Since i was around 5 or 6 i've always remember scary voices and times where my entire body cant move, speak, or breathe.And i often feel like im FIGHTING to 'wake up' or even move.

My most recent:
It was probably over 2 weeks ago but i remember just going completely numb head to toe and something/someone whispering in my ear "kill your brother with butter". This one creeped me out the most because i FELT the air hit my ear as it spoke.

NOW to rationalize i got in a fight with my brother before bed and was still pretty pissed. So maybe this had a connection with it? Also. I am a very quirky and funny girl so that part could of took over and rhymed brother with butter? idk.

All i know is that these things scare me so bad that i HAVE to sleep with the tv on in my room.
The moment i turn it off (passed when i physically get up to get ready for school) i automatically have terrorizing dreams

Jan 11, 2013
thank goodness
by: Anonymous

im glad i decided to look this up,a few.years ago my cousin did a research paper on the different stages of sleep. ive had a few crazy incidents,one being two or three nights.ago. i felt paralyzed once again,couldnt scream no matter how hard i tried as my bf was perfectly asleep next to me. its like your conscious but can't do anything.about it. how i made it stop? no idea,i woke in a panic not realizing if i was dreaming,or if something paranormal was going on. its happened more then once and this time it.scared me enough to look into (wipes hand across forehead). thank god...literally.

Jan 14, 2013
Learn to fight it
by: Vero

Since I was 13, I've had these episodes, so terrifying, I thought the devil was after me.. But like last year I learned to sense it when it was about to happen. Once I felt the Erie vibe n the tingly sensation, I would shake it off. I get up n try to fall asleep again. So learn how to know when it's about to happen.. I believe it's paranormal.. Ignore it n never show fear they love fear. N it moved on to my kids, so I explained to them what it is. N how to show no fear.. I'm 27 yes old, it's not completely gone because it's on my children but they will overcome.

Jan 19, 2013
I don't have this I have this, I have something else
by: Anonymous

I have never had experiences like this before, but I have had something when i'am sleeping. What happens is, for example last night I had different dreams because they were changing, but anyway in one of them I was in a corner and there were all these zombies coming up a ramp, and towards me, it felt really scary, when they were closer, It was like an Xbox remote when you end a game, it's like I have control on and Xbox remote and can stop that dream if it is scary. Why though?

Jan 23, 2013
Do Not Be Afraid For I am With You....God
by: Mandy

i just want to tell you all guys that Prayer makes a big difference. i have have had some horrific attacks at night and i fight so hard that sometimes i wake up tired and depressed. i believe that when i go to sleep, it is God's way of making me rest and renew for another day...i believe that Sleep paralysis is none less than evil spirits of the night that try to haunt and cause restlessness. i used to hear foot steps, funny noises and would be so terrified... before i sleep i ask God's angels to sorround me and protect me...its got much better since i started doing that. once it starts i also wake up and say a prayer. i command all the forces of evil in my life to live me alone in Jesus name.

Try it. it works.

Feb 01, 2013
Drilling or Dreaming?
by: Anonymous

I was hoping to find the answer to my own question although this is similar. I thought I was experiencing sleep paralysis but when I tried hard enough, I woke up and turned. Once I started to fall asleep again I felt something sit on my bed, and when I tried to move I couldn't. But then I started to hear this low sounding drill, which only got louder as I tried to move, almost like it was moving around inside of my head. When I finally could open my eyes, only ten or fifteen minutes had passed since I had previously awoken. Now I can't distinguish between my paranoia of it being something more since I started seeing flashes from the corner of my eye.

Feb 04, 2013
I think that it's both
by: MelekeCosby

Every single time I go to sleep, this happens to me. I feel as if something is trying to possess me and Im being held down. It's gotten to the point where I put my Islamic prayer beads and sleep next to a Qur'an. Thi goes on for about 20 Minutes. For about those 20 minutes I recite Islamic prayer m inutes . Hoping it is not a Jinn. After re citation it disappers. But they have seen things in my room. It only happens when I am ready to sleep though.

Feb 04, 2013
Sleep problems
by: Anonymous

I have had this happen only 4 times with this I always fall asleep and wake up after 2 or 1 hours and I take it calm but as soon as I try to sleep again I feel someone's hand first time I was scared but igot used to it I get a glimpse of the hand then move my pillows and see the blankets go down as if the hand went down under my bed and I hate this so much I move my bed aggressivly to the point where I scream to show yourself nothing works .

Feb 07, 2013
im used to it
by: frank

The same thing happen to me I'm 23years old this happends to me like 3 times a week I fall asleep but then feel tht pressure holding me down and I c a shadow of a man watching me know I sleep with a night light cuz if its dark it gets worse .look ya try this when it happends don't b scared so relax &ur body will start floating around ur room some ppl say its a spirit tht lays intop of u but idk.

Feb 08, 2013
never braive enough
by: cris. oregon

The same thing but i can never see anything i can only feel its presence right behind my line of sight when its all over i tell myself that ill just let it go and not fight it but every timr i chicken out sometimes i have my girl hold me and a bible and im not a beleiver at all

Feb 14, 2013
They Don't Like The Light.
by: Anonymous

Light a candle. Even a small one will do. You can keep kidding yourself that it is not real, but we all know different. Next time, ask them to knock a certain amount of times. They will.

Feb 15, 2013
it just happened to me
by: Eleazar Hernandez

Ive had these dreams throught my whole lufe since i was seven. I eventually got used to them and they started to go away and kinda learned how to control them. Tonight is different though, i am awake and i feel like my body is floating as if i was in a magic carpet. I tried to ignored it and wemt to sleep and had the weirdest dream where someone told me i had goliath trapped inside of me (whatever the hell that means) i then felt like i was awake but couldnt move or talk (which i am familiar with) i try to have a blank mind for a minute then eventually it goes away. The thing that worries me is that even though i am wide awake and even talking to my girlfriend i still feel my body like floating in a magic carpet. I ran into this post and i am amazed by how many people have gone through the same thing.

Feb 16, 2013
WOW!
by: Ashley

I'm so glad that someone else has experienced the same things as me. So far, I've had about 5 "dreams" like that. I would literally JUST fall asleep and I "dream." In my dreams, it always has to do with some sort of paranormal experience happening to me. One was the TV turning on and off by itself, then it felt like someone was putting all of their weight on my entire body. I couldn't move. Even when I woke up. Another, involved my brother. He was in the "dream." He was sitting next to me on the couch when we heard banging on the wall, then I went completely numb and couldn't move. When I woke up, only like 4 minutes had elapsed since I fell asleep. I just had a dream a couple nights ago, I was in a room with just a table. The room started to stretch out and the ceiling got higher and higher and I started to float in the air and I knew I was going to hit the ceiling so I went to cover my head but I couldn't move. I KNEW I was dreaming but I couldn't wake myself up. I was trying everything. Finally, I was able to shake myself out of it by shaking my head but even after I woke up, I could only move my head for a few seconds. It's weird, frightening and I'd like to know why this is happening and why each time it has to do with something scaring the shit out of me in my dreams. Any theories?

Feb 18, 2013
this is wierd and scary
by: Anonymous

this happen to me alot but started around the age of 20. Im lying in bed and feel like something is holding me down. it start to trusth on my lower body like it trying to have intercourse. im like what is going on here and start to panic. then I try to move and realize i cant. feels like its holding me down. I try and scream call out for help, but its like i cant speak. then i start to pray, call out jesus name. then it goes away. Also this is this one time same paralyzing feeling but im having trouble breathing like im being choked. and i hear howling wind all around me.(i am in my room) then i finally break free and am able to move and i see a glowing light start to fade into the dark. it was very scary. Im not sure what this is but i feel awake when its happening.does anyone have any similar cases to mine?

Feb 18, 2013
Weird Stuff
by: Anonymous

yeah i just had that like an hour ago and i felt one of my blankets get pulled off my foot and i got hugged or crushed by what ever it was and after i got free i left my bed

Feb 21, 2013
Help
by: Anonymous

Idk what it is but the first time it started I was 21 and jst started happening more recently now that I am 23. I will be asleep and wake up but I can't move. I can't open my eyes and when I try to speak I can't. It's like something is keeping me paralyzed. Just this last time I heard a growl nxt to me but thought it was my dog. I tried screaming my boyfriends name but couldn't till it finally came out and I could open my eyes. My dog was asleep and my call to my boyfriend woke him up and he asked what's wrong. I told him it happened again. If anyone could help me out and give me some info to help me with this i would really appreciate it.

Feb 21, 2013
what do you think
by: lizz

well i myself had this happen just i was not asleep i was awake in my bed laying there i was so scared i did not move or breathe i had many more crazy things happen to me that i have no clue what to think of it and yet I'm scared to think of any of the bad.but only the good i love like i feel someone/something holding my hand when i was 7 and in my 20s, I'm 25 now and i even had someone/something holding my hole body as i was laying on the couch no lie.so I believe not all that people feel is caused by a sleep problem or any problem at all that's my word on it and yet we have some people thinking that the ones that do get unknowing stuff happening to them that we are CRAZY and tell us we need medication i think that's not the answer all the time.

Feb 23, 2013
Ghost kiss me
by: jajajajajajaja~

I was sleeping over in my bedroom My bedroom have a big glass door if you open it you will saw our balcony.I'm only 15 years old and it is my first time to encounter this.While I'm sleeping I heard that someone was opening the door I think I'm awake and I see a shadow figure in the room that I can not see any features but it has male persence and it way towards me and then leans down till it is right in front of my face and while this is happening I can not move at all, when it gets to my face He was kissing me then he stop but then he move into another position he was in the top of my head and he kiss me again all of a sudden I felt that he disappear . I was afraid that time and I just close my eyes Im scared that I will saw him again and ignored and sleep again.

Feb 24, 2013
tell me what you think and say my name with your comment
by: LIZZZ

by: lizz

well i myself had this happen just i was not asleep i was awake in my bed laying there i was so scared i did not move or breathe i had many more crazy things happen to me that i have no clue what to think of it and yet I'm scared to think of any of the bad.but only the good i love like i feel someone/something holding my hand when i was 7 and in my 20s, I'm 25 now and i even had someone/something holding my hole body as i was laying on the couch no lie.so I believe not all that people feel is caused by a sleep problem or any problem at all that's my word on it and yet we have some people thinking that the ones that do get unknowing stuff happening to them that we are CRAZY and tell us we need medication i think that's not the answer all the time.

Read more: http://www.end-your-sleep-deprivation.com/paranormal-or-sleep-paralysis.html#ixzz2LrHeck3h

Mar 04, 2013
I saw the creature
by: Anonymous

Hi everyone. I too have had similar experiences. Last night, however, was different. The sensation of weight and abnormal strength wasn't just a force, it showed itself. And I knew I was dreaming and it knew that too. It had me pinned down and I was looking right at it, in its eyes and we were talking telepathically. I didn't want it on me so basically asked it to go. It said "it doesn't work that way". I said well then free will so,it's my will that you go away. It said " nope, doesn't work that way either". And then the real pressure began. I knew it could kill me. It also new the moment I recognized that. As it's unnaturally strong force was bearing down on me I knew I had to wake up and the only way to do that was my sound loud enough to startle my body out of sleep. That sound was me yelling "help". This, of course, woke my boyfriend. He said he'd never heard such a loud sound from me during sleep. Anyway, the last thing I remember was it knowing I was opting out of the experience. Free will, as I learned, takes action on my part to make it so. The creature was almost like a skeleton and moved like a cat. It was off white (not grey, more creamy looking), as big as me, translucent skin, oval shaped head and black eyes with white glowing centers. Definitely not human and most definitely the same malevolent unseen force I've felt on the bed and around me in past.

Mar 24, 2013
strange night time goings on
by: Kevin

I have been looking for others who have possible shared similar experiences to me for a while. For several years now on and off I have had unusual experiences (about a dozen or so now). I wake up in the night and feel a pressure on the side of the bed as though sopmeone has sat down there. I tend to cocoon myself up in the duvet and it was to the right side of my body. I don't think it was sleep paralysis as it was next to me, not a weight on my chest.
Also, sometimes I feel what seems like a pair of hands trying to wrap the duvet around me - not just from the movement or tightness but actual feelings like hands smoothing the duvet around my body, like the hands are moving about. I though it could be sleep paralysis but now I'm convinced it is not, as I conditioned myself to make sure when these incidents happened that I wiggle my toes, hands, and twitch my arms and legs. There were two times where i felt like a hand was trying to hold my hand through the duvet, and i wiggled my fingers under this pressure in response, which was very strange.
i have also had experiences where i feel like someone small such as a baby or small creature like a kitten is clampering over the quilt. This happened last night from left to right - it certainly wasn't my hand and arm movements cos I wasn't moving them. There does seem to be a presence of some sort in my room because I feel irrationally vulnerable when I lay with the duvet off my body. My house is about 150 years old and has been in my family for 4 generations with others before. My dad and me am slightly psychic we think and he can feel a presence in there too. Don't think its bad seems like a presence that is trying hard to mother me in some way. Still undecided as to what's going on wither way - anyone shared similar experiences to this?

Apr 05, 2013
Trazodone helps. NEW
by: Anonymous

I have suffered with sleep paralysis since I
was a small child. I am now 56 years old. I
started taking an antidepressant called TRAZODONE around ten years ago I take it around thirty minutes before I go to bed. It really has helped a lot. I had also found that not being stressed and over tired before I went to bed also helped.

Apr 05, 2013
To all NEW
by: Anonymous

I'm 29 and have just started having experiences like the ones described, I've never had these issues before in my life but here's the braked own I've concluded from what I have researched (this is my first post on any site for this subject and I'm only doing it to try to help someone that is scared or thinks something is trying to harm them, hope it helps) it was the craziest felling I think I have ever felt it was like I couldn't move at all couldn't talk and wasn't even in control of my breathing patern witch could be shallow or deep and rapid like I was running sometimes it would be ocompained by a dream others I was aware but couldn't open my eyes and sometimes I could look around and the sensation would still be there I couldn't move but could look around and see my seroundings I would feel like I was paralyzed couldn't move at all and would feel like I was falling getting hit by something like a car or train and fly though the air still unable to move and hit the ground or a wall and start falling from there again other times I would just feel stuck like tons of dirt or sand was on top of me and I couldn't move a muscle eventually these sensations started happening well i was awake not as intense but I started to think I was getting a niraligical disorder or something was trying to posses me, I don't even believe in that stuff but that's how severe the sensations were, but the braked own of when this all started was my ex girlfriend started having mental issues and we have a kid together so I was trying to help were I could but it got to far out there no one would help and her delutions got more and more intense till I finally had to take custody of our child and file a restraining order since she would brake in my house destroy all of my documents for bills work medical ect Then she started damaging my property and attacking me eventually I became the theme of her delutions and she started trying to kill me bottom line I was stressed to the max couldn't eat couldn't sleep and trying to reassure our child that is going through this all as well but can't understand any of it,

Apr 05, 2013
To all (continued) NEW
by: Anonymous

I lost 85lbs in a matter of 4-5 months only slep about 3-5 hours a night and just about whent insane myself, the basic theme was exsotion that's all it was your mind your body cant take it all and you head is a strange thing, it's just like a horse if you tell it to it will keep running until its heart explodes, but your mind has 2 parts contus and uncontus, you brain can go 4 minutes without oxigen but most people pass out at 2 minutes because your uncontus controls your breathing but you contus side can override that and you can hold your breath but after so long long (2minutes for most) your uncontus has a safety switch and overrides you contus and you pass out as a safety mechanism same scenario your body is not getting what it needs and one side is fighting the other each individual person is unique and your reasons will never be the same as the next persons but this basic rule applys to all of us your brain is fighting itself for one reason or another and that's why these things are happening, I'm no doctor so take this for what it is but I hope it can help someone or ease some anxiety if this is happening to you

Apr 12, 2013
Serveral paranormal experiences NEW
by: Linda B

Hi , everyone , I just found this site , amazing stories , very scary though, I have had out of body experience , my first one at 19 years of age , 28 years later it's continuous still today , you sometimes have no control . I have had spirits push me , try and choke me ,there is some mean spirits out there and many good ones , after many spiritual experiences throughout my life , I found a really good medium , who helped me and told me I had to ground myself ,protect myself, you just have to ask god for his white light around you , and to protect you ,if you have negative spirits bothering you , just tell them leave me alone , and they usually will , you have to stand up to them .Spirits will test you ,because they know you have a weakness and they get frustrated and bored , Just a bit of advice from number of years of experience, for all you people who go through this , try and stand up to them and be strong.

Apr 20, 2013
father of sleep pralaysis. NEW
by: Anonymous

Firs iam happy to see is only me who i having this scary sleep, and secondly iam sad to see pple are sufering.i thing iam the father of sleep pralaysis,20 mint ago i was scerimin for help,which no one hear, and i was sleeping next to my wife, last night i have atleast 10 times sleep pralaysis. i fill very sad that i can,t move my body, omething is holding me down,and i here everything, i even hear my phone ringing.this thing is killing me, and it is goig worse and worse.

Apr 29, 2013
I have had this feeling of pressure like something holding me down NEW
by: Maria

This has happened to me about 5 times in my life time, I am 64 years old, the latest incident was about 3 months ago.. Something is holding my upper arms down, feeling the pressing down effect on my arms I try to open my eyes, try to yell to get my spouses attention but can not scream.. also feel like I can not breath for a few seconds. Then suddenly the pressure it lifted and I have full control of my body...
The scariest episode was feeling something crawl onto the bed at my feet .. and I certainly felt the mattress pressing down and then I was held down in the same way I described above. This has to be more than just sleep paralysis.

May 08, 2013
The Linen Room at the Srattons hotel NEW
by: Anonymous

I had a strange experience whilst staying at the Strattons hotel in Swaffham. In the Linen Room, the name of the room I stayed in, during the night the tv came on by itself at 2.58am. About an hour later as I nodded off again I was in between sleep and semi-consciousness I began to feel an extreme pressure on my body, I was unable to move and in a form of paralysis.
I fought the pressure, in fact what came to mind funnily enough was Superman pushing up with his fist and then the pressure went away.
Then, it happened a second time during the night and I fought it again, similarly it went away, but it was hard work fighting the pressure.
Was is sleep paralysis or paranormal, I'm not sure, it the second time it's happened in my life.

May 08, 2013
The Linen Room at the Srattons hotel NEW
by: Anonymous

I had a strange experience whilst staying at the Strattons hotel in Swaffham. In the Linen Room, the name of the room I stayed in, during the night the tv came on by itself at 2.58am. About an hour later as I nodded off again I was in between sleep and semi-consciousness I began to feel an extreme pressure on my body, I was unable to move and in a form of paralysis.
I fought the pressure, in fact what came to mind funnily enough was Superman pushing up with his fist and then the pressure went away.
Then, it happened a second time during the night and I fought it again, similarly it went away, but it was hard work fighting the pressure.
Was is sleep paralysis or paranormal, I'm not sure, it the second time it's happened in my life.

May 08, 2013
The Linen Room at the Srattons hotel NEW
by: Anonymous

I had a strange experience whilst staying at the Strattons hotel in Swaffham. In the Linen Room, the name of the room I stayed in, during the night the tv came on by itself at 2.58am. About an hour later as I nodded off again I was in between sleep and semi-consciousness I began to feel an extreme pressure on my body, I was unable to move and in a form of paralysis.
I fought the pressure, in fact what came to mind funnily enough was Superman pushing up with his fist and then the pressure went away.
Then, it happened a second time during the night and I fought it again, similarly it went away, but it was hard work fighting the pressure.
Was is sleep paralysis or paranormal, I'm not sure, it the second time it's happened in my life.

May 21, 2013
Weird Dream occurance NEW
by: Preston Bosacker

About three days ago I was sleeping over at my girlfriends house, and in the middle of the night I felt someone grab both of my arms gently and started whispering in my ear. At first I thought it was Alley (my girlfriend) but the all of a sudden the grip tightened and the whispers turned into growling. I then realized that I couldn't move, I tried to call out Alleys name but nothing was coming out. I then tried and tried to roll over and I rolled off the bed and once I hit the ground I woke up, very confused. and just last night the same thing happened, but there was no growling, just whispering, I knew what was happening this time so I forced myself to wake up. But this has kind of freaked me out.

May 26, 2013
Black figure NEW
by: Anonymous

I am really terrified to sleep tonight. Last night I was sleeping in a new house that my mom just moved in to. I kept mentioning to my boyfriend that I couldn't sleep. I remember seeing three o clock and thinking that I need to sleep. I know was awake. I know I was. All of the sudden I saw something black hovering above me. As soon as I acknowledged it was there I felt a horrible presence and before I knew it, whatever it was was crushing me. Pushing me into the bed. I was screaming. But barely anything was coming out. I was yelling "Help!" but it wasn't getting loud enough. I tried stirring myself out of it (because I thought I was having a nightmare) but I wasn't moving. Finally my boyfriend noticed I was squealing and asked if I was okay. When I didn't respond he shook me but I still felt the pressure. After two more hard shakes the feeling lifted ad I started screaming get me out of here. He had no idea what was going on. I had a complete panic attack once I was out of that room. Is this really just sleep paralysis? It seemed so much more powerful than that. Someone help, please.

May 27, 2013
I thought i was haunted... NEW
by: Rachel

In the last house i lived i was sure i was beig haunted. I am 17 and i was scared to go to sleep at night. I would suddenly in my sleep feel a something pushing down on top of me or hovering right above. Or i felt something tugging the blanket. It happened often, a couple times a week and got worse. I was so scared. I couldnt scream or make a noise and then when j mustered up the strength to even open my eyes the shadows would seem so menacing and i slept with the light on alot. One night it was so bad the pushing and the tugging and pulling and i felt a presence of evil. A demon trying to suck my vulnerable soul. For a long time i couldnt open my eyes but when i did there was a shrouded black figure above me. It was the most frightening thing ive ever seen. I could only gasp was the worst part so closed my eyes wrap the blanket around me in a tight cacoon and forced it away. It didnt leave for a long time but i could feel my will diminishing its power. My strength overcoming its evil. This demon i dont know if it was one of these hallucinations or what, but it seemed so real and i do believe that house was haunted for other reasons. Now ive moved and last night im still having the pushing sensation and this weird awful pressure in my head that feels suffocating. But i havent seen anything thank god. Im sure i have this SP but something tells me that demon was real..and it was the most frightening experience of my life and no one would believe me.

May 27, 2013
I thought i was haunted... NEW
by: Rachel

In the last house i lived i was sure i was beig haunted. I am 17 and i was scared to go to sleep at night. I would suddenly in my sleep feel a something pushing down on top of me or hovering right above. Or i felt something tugging the blanket. It happened often, a couple times a week and got worse. I was so scared. I couldnt scream or make a noise and then when j mustered up the strength to even open my eyes the shadows would seem so menacing and i slept with the light on alot. One night it was so bad the pushing and the tugging and pulling and i felt a presence of evil. A demon trying to suck my vulnerable soul. For a long time i couldnt open my eyes but when i did there was a shrouded black figure above me. It was the most frightening thing ive ever seen. I could only gasp was the worst part so closed my eyes wrap the blanket around me in a tight cacoon and forced it away. It didnt leave for a long time but i could feel my will diminishing its power. My strength overcoming its evil. This demon i dont know if it was one of these hallucinations or what, but it seemed so real and i do believe that house was haunted for other reasons. Now ive moved and last night im still having the pushing sensation and this weird awful pressure in my head that feels suffocating. But i havent seen anything thank god. Im sure i have this SP but something tells me that demon was real..and it was the most frightening experience of my life and no one would believe me.

Jun 14, 2013
Yeah not always sleep paralysis. NEW
by: Anonymous

I've had this a few times..I'll be laying there trying to fall asleep then my eyes are wide open, and my body starts to tingle hard core..my ears have a sort of ringing to them and I can't move I can't speak and unless I manage to wiggle a finger or toe I dont come out of it the longest I was in this was about 10 minutes..and I kept seeing something move around my room well at one point and time something was pulling my blanket off of me and I managed to use my hand to grab at the blanket and when I came to I raised up and my blanket was in the floor..I guess everybodys experience is different you can call bs if you want I'm Anonymous I really don't care..but I love paranormal things and experience them for the hell of it when I can.

Nov 27, 2013
Alien abduction? NEW
by: Rconrad

Most of you people describe alien abduction. What do you think all the lights in the sky are? Several species are here on our planet and in our realm with different agendas. What their true motives are can only be speculation in the same way that when we human do our experiments on monkeys or mice do you think those animals know why we are doing the things we do? But more importantly could we CONVEY to them the things we are doing to them even if we wanted too? We can only speculate what these beings are doing but make no doubt about it because they are here and have been here for a long time if not since our beginning. Just because we can't explain a phenomenon with our science doesn't mean it doesn't exist and that's an arrogant view point to have anyway. But fear not I truly believe.

Dec 17, 2013
awkward and scary sleep NEW
by: Anonymlarry sanchez

This nightmare or slepp deprivation just happend to me up right nowww....some scarry shitt ... barely fall asleep and in my sleep or dream whatever that iss.....holdsme real tight I feel like my neck or head it's shaking real fasstt. I feel itt and I whant to get upp. It happens to me rarely but right now II felt it it a lot. I got upp my heart just pumping real fasstt..kind of scary...aim staying upp my real talk.....I'll fall asleep later later.......l.o.l......................gonnee........




Dec 17, 2013
awkward and scary sleep NEW
by: Anonymlarry sanchez

This nightmare or slepp deprivation just happend to me up right nowww....some scarry shitt ... barely fall asleep and in my sleep or dream whatever that iss.....holdsme real tight I feel like my neck or head it's shaking real fasstt. I feel itt and I whant to get upp. It happens to me rarely but right now II felt it it a lot. I got upp my heart just pumping real fasstt..kind of scary...aim staying upp my real talk.....I'll fall asleep later later.......l.o.l......................gonnee........




Dec 22, 2013
possible night terrors or paranormal activity NEW
by: Anonymous

i have grown up with demons and have a experience burnt into my head i barley ever dream but when i do its allays the same dream. lately the have become more violent.I awake with a gut feeling that something is terribly wrong i try to turn on my light but i wont turn on as i struggle to turn on the light i become paralyzed.But lately not only has this been happening but i have been seeing its shadow and its eyes which are blueish greenish an frankly scare the shit out of me.If o what this might be email me at gabejanis@yahoo.com

Jan 10, 2014
I am so freaked out NEW
by: Anonymous

It happened to me for the first time last night and I have to say it really did scare me

I was sitting up on my ipad and I could feel myself drifting and I must of eventually went off and then In my dream I was in a room and I was somehow sitting on the floor and then all of a sudden something started to try pull me up into the air and kept forcing and forcing! I tried to scream and call for somebody but nothing would come out?

Im really freaked out and afraid to go asleep tonight because of this? what does this all mean anybody

Jan 11, 2014
Call it sp call it what you want I call it demonic and evil NEW
by: Anonymous

Call it what you want I only know it as pure Evil
By anonymous
I was 8 or 9 the first time i experienced "sp"
When I was finally able to scream out my mom
Came running into my room she asked me in
An upset voice what happen all I could say
Was the devil was trying to get me after that they
Would come to me a few times a week Within minutes
Of lying down to go to sleep first it would paralyze
Me so I couldn't move then they would have
There fun with me by feeding off of my fear after
The first few times I started saying the Our Father
then by the end it would be gone as I got older they
Got stronger and I would lay paralized while listening
To its evil moaning and laughter even till this day no
One could convince me of it being anything
Other than Evil the last time I ever experience
this terrifying fear was 20years ago and I pray
To God I never will again

Jan 12, 2014
I believe in god but this is just too much for me NEW
by: Anonymous

January 13-2014.as I was sleeping at approximatly 11pm at night I felt what was like a choke on my neck.I tried to fight it but it just held me tighter so I prayed and it got worse and I decided to just free my body and that's when I saw a dark figure like man standing right next to me.this figure was talking to me but ofcourse I didn't recognise the language and when I looked at it I saw it got angry and it sort of like blew air into my face and that's when I woke up!!!

Jan 27, 2014
Why now???? NEW
by: Anonymous

I had a terrible experience +-2weeks ago when I woke in the hotel I was staying in to find my friend dead in a pool of blood in the bathroom, he had fallen and hit his head. Since then he has made contact with me, spoken to me and even followed me. At night, I don't sleep at all. As soon as I switch off the light or close my eyes just for a sec, I feel he is there. what makes things worse is that he is never alone. he used to speak alot but all I hear now is ruffeling. I can clearly feel pressure on my body as if he is nudging me. I can feel movement on my bed, they keep me awake all night so much so that I now sleep with the lights on. What now????

Jan 30, 2014
Both sides of the argument are true. NEW
by: Anonymous

Sleep paralysis is a REM disorder, BUT if one is a sensitive then they are open for spiritual attacks. Being sensitive doesn't only mean being able to see physical spirits, it's the understanding that we may not be alone, and the ability to sense things that the average person can't. Sensitive also includes people whose intuition tends to be right most of the time.

Feb 04, 2014
Just happen yesterday NEW
by: Anonymous

I've heard many stories before about things like this happening to people. At first I thought it was just Mexicans making up stuff. They would say thing like when that happens to you, you need to curse at it(bad spirit)and be mean not pray or else it will get worse.
I live in a dorm with two other people. I always leave my door open even when I sleep. I took a nap yesterday evening around 6pm with my door open and my roommates where all home. I felt like I was awake but wasn't sure b/c I couldn't move just grunt my roommates name to see if she could here me. I felt like someone was pulling my leg and sitting at the end of my bed.
I was scared to I decided to look up stuff and found this.

Feb 12, 2014
1st Time SP I think? NEW
by: Anonymous

Last night traveling alone on business and sleeping in a hotel. Middle of the night I woke up a few times because it sounded like someone was walking in the room (not pipes, or upstairs - INSIDE my room). Then twice throughout the night I felt like someone was crawling onto my bed. Like when your spouse crawls into bed but doesn't want to wake you up. But this was terrifying. Both times that happened I felt the "tingling" that everyone else said, and it started at my toes and went all the way to my head. I literally felt the bed depress and the covers move. I also heard a noise at the window which sounded like a high pitch squeaking, like someone running their hands along the glass.

But I did not feel the choking or the feeling that I was being restrained in any way that many have said. I did feel so petrified that I did not want to move and didn't move, and now I wonder what would have happened if I tried to move or speak - if I would have been able to.

In any case, I hope this doesn't happen again, I don't want the opportunity to find out whether I can move or speak, or not. This was one of the scariest things that ever happened to me, I was afraid to tell because I thought it would sounds crazy.

Feb 18, 2014
Being held down well in bed NEW
by: Darlene

Lastnight l was laying in bed and all of sudden I felt something held down and couldn't move or scream. It was so real I closed my eyes and counted to ten and opened my eyes and seen a figure of a head with long hair. I was trying to move but couldn't I was so scared. I kept on telling myself that l was sleeping but l wasn't. Then all of sudden l was able to move and ran out of the room. Never experienced anything like that and hope I never do again.

Mar 06, 2014
scared NEW
by: Jesse

Hi every body. I've had 2 episodes of me waking up to something holding me down.. i try and try to get up but i can't move. I try to talk and i can't. So I start to pray and then i wake up. Like nothing had happened but i remember the feeling. To night was diffrent. I fell asleep on my recliner and I woke up to all my electronic devices going on and off (blinking) then boom I feel like something grabs ahold of me and picks me up and shoots me towards my wall but I close my eyes because I'm bracing for the impact(darkness) I'm floating and I can still think and I'm thinking of my kids and wife hoping they are ok and then i awake on my recliner.
I'm scared. ..

Mar 09, 2014
Same thing happened to me NEW
by: The power of pray

I've experience the same thing more than once and its very frightening when its happening to you. I do not believe that its sleep paralysis at all. My mom and my Grandmother told me that it's evil spirit or demon that's trying to hurt me and that whenever it happens, I need to cry out "Jesus Christ" name and repeat the 23rd Psalms in my mind(head) because you won't be able to speak. IT always work for me whenever I do this. I also pray and read the 23rd PSALMS before I sleep and It never bothered me again. You can also sleep with your bible above your head open to the 23rd PSALMS. If you believe in GOOD you need also to believe that there is EVIL out there. Furthermore, if you believe in GOD you better believe that the Devil is real also. GOD BLESS!

Mar 09, 2014
Same thing happened to me NEW
by: The power of pray

I've experience the same thing more than once and its very frightening when its happening to you. I do not believe that its sleep paralysis at all. My mom and my Grandmother told me that it's evil spirit or demon that's trying to hurt me and that whenever it happens, I need to cry out "Jesus Christ" name and repeat the 23rd Psalms in my mind(head) because you won't be able to speak. IT always work for me whenever I do this. I also pray and read the 23rd PSALMS before I sleep and It never bothered me again. You can also sleep with your bible above your head open to the 23rd PSALMS. If you believe in GOOD you need also to believe that there is EVIL out there. Furthermore, if you believe in GOD you better believe that the Devil is real also. GOD BLESS!

Mar 09, 2014
Same thing happened to me NEW
by: The power of pray

I've experience the same thing more than once and its very frightening when its happening to you. I do not believe that its sleep paralysis at all. My mom and my Grandmother told me that it's evil spirit or demon that's trying to hurt me and that whenever it happens, I need to cry out "Jesus Christ" name and repeat the 23rd Psalms in my mind(head) because you won't be able to speak. IT always work for me whenever I do this. I also pray and read the 23rd PSALMS before I sleep and It never bothered me again. You can also sleep with your bible above your head open to the 23rd PSALMS. If you believe in GOOD you need also to believe that there is EVIL out there. Furthermore, if you believe in GOD you better believe that the Devil is real also. GOD BLESS!

Mar 09, 2014
Same thing happened to me NEW
by: The power of pray

I've experience the same thing more than once and its very frightening when its happening to you. I do not believe that its sleep paralysis at all. My mom and my Grandmother told me that it's evil spirit or demon that's trying to hurt me and that whenever it happens, I need to cry out "Jesus Christ" name and repeat the 23rd Psalms in my mind(head) because you won't be able to speak. IT always work for me whenever I do this. I also pray and read the 23rd PSALMS before I sleep and It never bothered me again. You can also sleep with your bible above your head open to the 23rd PSALMS. If you believe in GOOD you need also to believe that there is EVIL out there. Furthermore, if you believe in GOD you better believe that the Devil is real also. GOD BLESS!

Mar 13, 2014
It happened last night... Again NEW
by: Silvana

About 2:00 a.m. I felt like my body was stock, like an enormous goosebumps, but then it happened.... I hear the work A and then I see myself typing the letters RU RU RU in a keyboard very fast and the name Rose..... I had nights where people that I don't even know, parents/spouses of friends leave a message for me to tell my friends... Is this related? I can be scary but I'm very curious. I DO believe in the paranormal and I am quite fascinated with the other side....


Wondering....

Mar 13, 2014
yes me too NEW
by: Anonymous

If some body can answer whats that let me expalain.
Not every time but in very rare i face like this.
That some body coming near by me. I know every thing and i want to keep my eyes open but i coudent. N he/she seat on my stomac n slape on my palm with my phone.
N i was keep Trying To B shout Our Want To Open My Eyes But Cant.
When Suddnly I wake Up. I was Just Swattin N scay.
What Is That.







Mar 13, 2014
yes me too NEW
by: Anonymous

If some body can answer whats that let me expalain.
Not every time but in very rare i face like this.
That some body coming near by me. I know every thing and i want to keep my eyes open but i coudent. N he/she seat on my stomac n slape on my palm with my phone.
N i was keep Trying To B shout Our Want To Open My Eyes But Cant.
When Suddnly I wake Up. I was Just Swattin N scay.
What Is That.







Mar 15, 2014
A mans face coming towards me NEW
by: Anonymous

I was going to sleep with my Ex-boyfreind it was about 4.30 am, i just wanted to sleep and agoring his urges of a guy, after falling asleep i wake up screaming and my Ex, wakes up asking whats wrong. Sleeping by the end of the bed a scary mans face came up to mine calling my Ex-boyfreinds name Charlie, this mans face looked right at me, now i am scared of going to sleep and have now idee of what it could be?

Mar 17, 2014
paralysis 2 NEW
by: Anonymous

CONT... There is much more to life than any scientist can theorise about. I don't read the bible or follow any religion, but I know that we are all connected. Science is proving that memory passes in DNA, in the form of instinct and thus instinct can be explained, like the puppy taken from the litter instintivley shakes a stuffed toy to break its kneck, just as it would need to do in the wild, without being taught. Science will prove what some of us already know, creation, god and the soul, but not as most people believe it, and certainly not like any man made written ancient books. I could go on and on, but 26 years of experience, understanding and accepting the of the truth and the reality of my experiences is a lot to write on a comment page. I hope you can learn to control your experiences and start to understand them and sometimes the demons may even become or replace by angels. Remember you are not alone and there are others who know and understand what you are going through.
Mark.

Apr 03, 2014
Boys and strange creatures 2 NEW
by: Paul

Might I also add from the story 2 storys above that when I awakened to hear the being proclaim to be frightened and then grunt,or a second being grunted,that this happened straight after waking and there was no sleep paralysis there atall!by standing up to them and suddenly awaking,I believe that this startled these beings that were pretending to be boys in my dream and scared them off.And also they seeed to be inteligent but of a low intelligence almost,with respect of course,the intelligence of a 4 year old child or a mentally disabled person.awhat makes me think this is the way it spoke and the way it repeated what it said and I quote "JAY IS FRIGHTENED,JAY IS FRIGHTENED" it sounded strange and not human sort of deep and graverlly with a grunting sound too and what convinces me that sleep paralysis and strange dreams where you feel invaded are linked with ther paranormal is that I experienced the sounds and the latter part of the strange events after I awoke and without any sleep paralysis 'atall'and was completely in this,dimension,as I'd like to call it.I believe that there is a link between the dreamworld and the spiritual world but only on certain levels and this is when these beingscan invade us and that I caught them off guard and they didn't like it and that on awakening was still on their wavelength briefly and that my experiences are evidence of this

Apr 30, 2014
Is it happening to me? NEW
by: Anonymous

Last night was my first experience and I'm not too sure what really happened but I was woken up by a feeling that there was something pushing down really hard on my face and then as I kept trying to move it off my cheek I couldn't move but then I managed to grab this and pulled it off and it went to my neck and I threw it onto the bed turned the light on and there was nothing there, scariest thing ever! Was awake at 5am onwards Cus I was scared to go to sleep

Apr 30, 2014
Is it happening to me? NEW
by: Anonymous

Last night was my first experience and I'm not too sure what really happened but I was woken up by a feeling that there was something pushing down really hard on my face and then as I kept trying to move it off my cheek I couldn't move but then I managed to grab this and pulled it off and it went to my neck and I threw it onto the bed turned the light on and there was nothing there, scariest thing ever! Was awake at 5am onwards Cus I was scared to go to sleep

May 20, 2014
Strange Movements in Bed NEW
by: Gloria C.

Over the past several months and just about every night, as I watched TV in bed, I would feel a sensation of something very lightly moving across my feet. It had the feeling of a pet walking so gently. I have a small dog and whenever I felt it, I would check to see where the dog was on the bed. Always at the top, not near my feet. Sometimes the feeling would last off and on for about 10 minutes. I would try sitting up and seeing if the blanket moved, but when I did it completely stopped, only to return when I laid down and could not see it. I wasn't alarmed by it, just really curious. Two weeks ago, my 44 year old son passed away suddenly. Since he died, I have felt no more movements.

May 24, 2014
floating dream NEW
by: Joseph

I fall asleep and begin to feel pressure on my teeth then they shatter. I look around and I'm in the air out of my body. I see figures surrounding me then I drop to the floor. I think I'm awake but I'm not I then can't move or talk. I eventually find away to shake my head to wake up. What is happening to me?

May 24, 2014
floating dream NEW
by: Joseph

I fall asleep and begin to feel pressure on my teeth then they shatter. I look around and I'm in the air out of my body. I see figures surrounding me then I drop to the floor. I think I'm awake but I'm not I then can't move or talk. I eventually find away to shake my head to wake up. What is happening to me?

May 25, 2014
I could feel its breath on my face NEW
by: Ryan

I had an experience last night where I suddenly woke up, sleeping on my side facing the wall. Immediately, I felt something hop up on the bottom of the bed and slowly climb up towards my face. When it got there, it just looked at me and was breathing heavily right onto my face. I could feel its breath. It looked like a human figure, was all black, and had no distinguishable features on its face. I tried to scream for my dad but I couldn't get it out and I can't remember if I felt it on top of me or not. It seems like it was only there for a few seconds then I "woke up." I am freaked out beyond belief. This has never happened to me before and I always sleep with my door shut and the bed is too high for our two little dogs to jump on it so I knew it had to be something else. I am a non-believer so I'm assuming it was just a dream. At least I hope it was. I may try to contact my old priest about it and see if he has any ideas of what it could have been. I'm still very freaked out about it.

May 27, 2014
Think I'm crazy!!!! NEW
by: Samantha

I really took into consideration that this could be sleep deprivation but its strange that its only happened twice in the same house same room and I'm not there often.... I keep an open mind always but Im not sleep deprived.. Sleep is something I make sure I get plenty of.... I do however believe that its something I can't explain to feel taken advantage of and nothing except praying subconsciously made it stop.

May 28, 2014
Crazy NEW
by: Anonymous

I feel like I'm going crazy I've had this experience happen to me multiple times. the first one was at 13 and even this very moment it all started as a dream. I heard the bathrooms plastic thing on the floor being ripped off and I started to feel something crawl on my bed with me. I tryed to move but I couldn't. I think I opened my eyes and I saw a women figure. she climbed off and when i went toward my sister who sleeps with me , I found a broken silver bracelet. my sister being knocked out pointed toward the wall. I swear it's the freakiest experience yet.

Jun 06, 2014
A bit of both... NEW
by: Anonymous

I've been having the same experiences foe about five years now and I think its an experience of both paranormal activity and sleep paralysis. I come from a very traditional family and a traditional healer has been consulted who confirmed that there's a dark entity "weighing" over me. But on the other hand I think its sleep paralysis- explained from a psychological point of view. Our dreams usually reflect our thoughts whether conscious, preconscious or unconscious. The night terrors could be reflecting an aspect of our lives that brings discomfort, fear or anxiety and in turn paranormal entities may take advantage of our weakened state of mind and manifest themselves as the night terrors we experience...or simply be the "monsters" we create ourselves.

Jun 08, 2014
This is not Sleep Paralysis is more or witch craft or wizard activity NEW
by: Anonymous

now listen everyone that had this experience this is not normal
check your it always happen when your about to experience good things in your life eg; promotion, and money breakthrough,

this is the activity the witch or wizard use to rob people out there blessing ,when you experience this just go down on your kneels and pray cover your days and your everything blessing on the way with power of God let good protect you and let it come through in your life.

Note:
this is a very serious issue in life and the witch or wizard doing this is stay very close to you or in the same house with you; you must pray once you a experience this

Thank you


Jun 11, 2014
want it to stop NEW
by: Anonymous

I start to fall asleep, or starting to wake up. I think I see my surroundings. I sometimes hear a rush of air, sometimes not.
It always begins with my bed is being shaken. Like they are trying to wake me up. Then one or two things will jump on my bed. I cant move or say anything. In the past, I just pretended they where puppys or cats, come to sleep. Just this last week, a full figure of a man appeared. Once , came and layed next to me and spooned me. When I looked at the hand, it was my exhusbands. Last night, this full figure layed on top of me.
I have been diagnosed with sleep apnea, but dont use a cpap.
im not really afraid, but this new figure is freaking me out a little.

Jun 13, 2014
Hey everyone NEW
by: wandy

I just woke up from a nap but I had this similar situation,I was laying on my living room couch and there was a child sitting holding my head legs on my arms sand arms touching my face,I could't movie,speak try to scream but nothing,Does anybody knows what this means if it does have a meaning.

Jun 13, 2014
Hey everyone NEW
by: wandy

I just woke up from a nap but I had this similar situation,I was laying on my living room couch and there was a child sitting holding my head legs on my arms sand arms touching my face,I could't movie,speak try to scream but nothing,Does anybody knows what this means if it does have a meaning.

Jun 14, 2014
Someone in my clients bed NEW
by: Anonymous

I work with elderly people providing care from their home so they can live independently. One of my clients called me as she was very distressed, she said that she could feel someone in her bed, she referred to it as he but didn't know if it was a he, she said that he would pull and kick her legs through the night, she cannot see his face but can feel him as soon as she gets in her bed. Finding this site has made me think it could be sleep deprivation.

Jun 14, 2014
Someone in my clients bed NEW
by: Anonymous

I work with elderly people providing care from their home so they can live independently. One of my clients called me as she was very distressed, she said that she could feel someone in her bed, she referred to it as he but didn't know if it was a he, she said that he would pull and kick her legs through the night, she cannot see his face but can feel him as soon as she gets in her bed. Finding this site has made me think it could be sleep deprivation.

Jun 23, 2014
Once before.. NEW
by: Anonymous

I had something like this happen not long ago. I was napping during the day and was woke up by this figure at the foot of my bed. The figure was snowy like a snowy TV channel and it was pulling me towards them. I couldn't move. I tried screaming for my husband who was downstairs and I noticed my bedroom door was closed. I remembered leaving it open. Finally I woke up and my door was indeed still open, but everything in the room was identical to what I had just thought took place. Talk about being terrified! I have never had a dream that seemed so real!

Jun 26, 2014
not paranormal NEW
by: marcy

I've had sleep paralysis many times. I've also had paranormal experiences, kinda runs in my family. However, I do not believe there is anything paranormal during sleep paralysis. Most people who experience this will see or hear something ominous. I had that as well. It was similar to many of these stories, something scary gets down by my face and I'm terrified, unable to move, make a sound or even open or close my eyes. Many times I thought the bed was shaking, it sounded like thunder in my ears. Finally, I was able to think clearly during one of these incidences. I calmed my mind, reminded myself that I'm still breathing, and focused all of my energy on shouting and punching the air with my hand so my husband would wake up. I barely got a squeak out and wasn't able to move, but it was enough that he touched me and I immediately snapped out of it. I've read that if someone is touched during an episode, they will always be able to move normally right away. I think the key to controlling this is to calm down when it happens, remind yourself that your mind isn't completely awake and you are half in a dream.notice that you are able to breath even though it feels like you can't. I haven't had this happen for about 4 years. It definitely happened most often when I was exhausted. It is truly terrifying when it happens, I don't like talking about it. Just stay calm, it will pass.

Jun 26, 2014
not paranormal NEW
by: marcy

I've had sleep paralysis many times. I've also had paranormal experiences, kinda runs in my family. However, I do not believe there is anything paranormal during sleep paralysis. Most people who experience this will see or hear something ominous. I had that as well. It was similar to many of these stories, something scary gets down by my face and I'm terrified, unable to move, make a sound or even open or close my eyes. Many times I thought the bed was shaking, it sounded like thunder in my ears. Finally, I was able to think clearly during one of these incidences. I calmed my mind, reminded myself that I'm still breathing, and focused all of my energy on shouting and punching the air with my hand so my husband would wake up. I barely got a squeak out and wasn't able to move, but it was enough that he touched me and I immediately snapped out of it. I've read that if someone is touched during an episode, they will always be able to move normally right away. I think the key to controlling this is to calm down when it happens, remind yourself that your mind isn't completely awake and you are half in a dream.notice that you are able to breath even though it feels like you can't. I haven't had this happen for about 4 years. It definitely happened most often when I was exhausted. It is truly terrifying when it happens, I don't like talking about it. Just stay calm, it will pass.

Jun 26, 2014
not paranormal NEW
by: marcy

I've had sleep paralysis many times. I've also had paranormal experiences, kinda runs in my family. However, I do not believe there is anything paranormal during sleep paralysis. Most people who experience this will see or hear something ominous. I had that as well. It was similar to many of these stories, something scary gets down by my face and I'm terrified, unable to move, make a sound or even open or close my eyes. Many times I thought the bed was shaking, it sounded like thunder in my ears. Finally, I was able to think clearly during one of these incidences. I calmed my mind, reminded myself that I'm still breathing, and focused all of my energy on shouting and punching the air with my hand so my husband would wake up. I barely got a squeak out and wasn't able to move, but it was enough that he touched me and I immediately snapped out of it. I've read that if someone is touched during an episode, they will always be able to move normally right away. I think the key to controlling this is to calm down when it happens, remind yourself that your mind isn't completely awake and you are half in a dream.notice that you are able to breath even though it feels like you can't. I haven't had this happen for about 4 years. It definitely happened most often when I was exhausted. It is truly terrifying when it happens, I don't like talking about it. Just stay calm, it will pass.

Jun 26, 2014
i thought it was a ghost.. NEW
by: tui

recently i've been afraid to sleep alone. i usually sleep in the same room as my sister but not recently and i find it harder and harder to get up from sleeping. one time really pushed me to the limit when i "woke up" but my body wouldnt move, it felt like gravity had increased around me and my eyes were still closed shut like glue, though i could sense everything around me and felt vulnerable. i had a chill run through my body as i started to feel my arms moving and once i felt i could move my body, i ran out of my room and into my roommate's. it was the scariest thing i've ever experienced. it usually happens when i wake from a nightmare or a strange dream but never to that extent. my roommate said that he couldn't wake me up for the longest time one day and it freaked him out cause it seemed like i was dead for that time. if it was sleep paralysis then its getting out of hand, also i'm glad it isnt ghosts or spirits or something, or i would've had to get some priest in my house and pray over it. ??but how do you make it so it's not paralyzing you too much?-cause it getting freaky.

Jun 26, 2014
i thought it was a ghost.. NEW
by: tui

recently i've been afraid to sleep alone. i usually sleep in the same room as my sister but not recently and i find it harder and harder to get up from sleeping. one time really pushed me to the limit when i "woke up" but my body wouldnt move, it felt like gravity had increased around me and my eyes were still closed shut like glue, though i could sense everything around me and felt vulnerable. i had a chill run through my body as i started to feel my arms moving and once i felt i could move my body, i ran out of my room and into my roommate's. it was the scariest thing i've ever experienced. it usually happens when i wake from a nightmare or a strange dream but never to that extent. my roommate said that he couldn't wake me up for the longest time one day and it freaked him out cause it seemed like i was dead for that time. if it was sleep paralysis then its getting out of hand, also i'm glad it isnt ghosts or spirits or something, or i would've had to get some priest in my house and pray over it. ??but how do you make it so it's not paralyzing you too much?-cause it getting freaky.

Jul 02, 2014
It's a sleep disorder. NEW
by: Hanster

Sleep paralysis occurs when your conscience and unconscious are awake at the same time. When we sleep our brain paralyses our body to stop us wandering around and hurting ourselves. During the time we go into sleep, sometimes our consciousness isn't turned off and the effect is that we are paralysed but awake and dreaming at the same time. The stress of the situation causes us to panic, our breathing becomes affected. Because the brain is attempting to make sense of this within the dream, it is really common to feel that someone or something is sitting on your chest or strangling you, when really your brain is just confused by the situation and trying to make sense of it. I think the guy above was right, just don't engage with the dream, close your eyes, stay calm and concentrate your mind on waking. The more you engage with the dream, the more your brain believes it's real and it will continue for longer. I suffered with this for years and freaked myself out with superstition and demons, which just feeds your brain more nightmares to use in these situations. Once I stopped with the nonsense and learnt the facts and began to take control of the situation, they completely stopped! Good luck everyone!!

Jul 02, 2014
It's a sleep disorder. NEW
by: Hanster

Sleep paralysis occurs when your conscience and unconscious are awake at the same time. When we sleep our brain paralyses our body to stop us wandering around and hurting ourselves. During the time we go into sleep, sometimes our consciousness isn't turned off and the effect is that we are paralysed but awake and dreaming at the same time. The stress of the situation causes us to panic, our breathing becomes affected. Because the brain is attempting to make sense of this within the dream, it is really common to feel that someone or something is sitting on your chest or strangling you, when really your brain is just confused by the situation and trying to make sense of it. I think the guy above was right, just don't engage with the dream, close your eyes, stay calm and concentrate your mind on waking. The more you engage with the dream, the more your brain believes it's real and it will continue for longer. I suffered with this for years and freaked myself out with superstition and demons, which just feeds your brain more nightmares to use in these situations. Once I stopped with the nonsense and learnt the facts and began to take control of the situation, they completely stopped! Good luck everyone!!

Jul 02, 2014
It's a sleep disorder. NEW
by: Hanster

Sleep paralysis occurs when your conscience and unconscious are awake at the same time. When we sleep our brain paralyses our body to stop us wandering around and hurting ourselves. During the time we go into sleep, sometimes our consciousness isn't turned off and the effect is that we are paralysed but awake and dreaming at the same time. The stress of the situation causes us to panic, our breathing becomes affected. Because the brain is attempting to make sense of this within the dream, it is really common to feel that someone or something is sitting on your chest or strangling you, when really your brain is just confused by the situation and trying to make sense of it. I think the guy above was right, just don't engage with the dream, close your eyes, stay calm and concentrate your mind on waking. The more you engage with the dream, the more your brain believes it's real and it will continue for longer. I suffered with this for years and freaked myself out with superstition and demons, which just feeds your brain more nightmares to use in these situations. Once I stopped with the nonsense and learnt the facts and began to take control of the situation, they completely stopped! Good luck everyone!!

Jul 02, 2014
It's a sleep disorder. NEW
by: Hanster

Sleep paralysis occurs when your conscience and unconscious are awake at the same time. When we sleep our brain paralyses our body to stop us wandering around and hurting ourselves. During the time we go into sleep, sometimes our consciousness isn't turned off and the effect is that we are paralysed but awake and dreaming at the same time. The stress of the situation causes us to panic, our breathing becomes affected. Because the brain is attempting to make sense of this within the dream, it is really common to feel that someone or something is sitting on your chest or strangling you, when really your brain is just confused by the situation and trying to make sense of it. I think the guy above was right, just don't engage with the dream, close your eyes, stay calm and concentrate your mind on waking. The more you engage with the dream, the more your brain believes it's real and it will continue for longer. I suffered with this for years and freaked myself out with superstition and demons, which just feeds your brain more nightmares to use in these situations. Once I stopped with the nonsense and learnt the facts and began to take control of the situation, they completely stopped! Good luck everyone!!

Jul 03, 2014
worst experience NEW
by: heena

I was in second year mbbs wn I first experienced it... thereafter I experinced it fr about a year... once I discussed about it to my dad n I told I think I m getting hallucination n hate gping to bed..
I still remember hw badly I wanted to shout fr help knowing who is around me ... thank god now I sleep comfortably...

Jul 03, 2014
worst experience NEW
by: heena

I was in second year mbbs wn I first experienced it... thereafter I experinced it fr about a year... once I discussed about it to my dad n I told I think I m getting hallucination n hate gping to bed..
I still remember hw badly I wanted to shout fr help knowing who is around me ... thank god now I sleep comfortably...

Jul 04, 2014
Electricity? Prt. 1 NEW
by: Ashley

I've experienced sleep paralysis since I was little and didn't know what it was, but I'm 16 and it's gotten worse. Today around 12 something I fell asleep then all of a sudden the weirdest thing happened I was laying down then a buzzing noise occurred in my ears then it kept getting louder until I couldn't move any part of my body and classical music started to play with it and whenever I tried to move the buzzing noise and sensation got stronger and my face would get tighter. It felt like electricity going through my body! I tried to open my eyes but it was extremely blurry and again whenever I tried to move the vibration and noise would get louder like it would bust my eardrum so I was freaked out beyond my limits! I'm scared....why electricity? If this helps recently I've moved into our family (pass down to the generations home) were both of my grandparents died in, peacefully though, but ever since I've moved here the sleep paralysis has gotten WORSE...now this happens!!! is it paranormal???

Jul 06, 2014
I'm afraid NEW
by: Wyatt

Okay so i'm now 17 and for the past few years at least once every two months I will partially wake up and not be able to move. I will hear these light growling sounds and out of nowhere in my mind I will say let me go I wont tell anyone. I cant speak outside of my head by this point. I said it again then it puts me into a sleep for a moment dreaming of a very descriptive place and very descriptive people. I would tell this thing that if it wouldn't let me go I would scream. My whole body begins to feel constant cold vibrations in my muscles. And then I started to whimper and I could move again as if it was letting me go. I believe I saw a shadow of a claw on my wall removing itself from my foot. I could see this because I have a headset that glows brightly on the floor of the of the foot of my bed. This nightmare last about one hour. But the problem is that I can open my eyes when it starts and see everything in my room. I'm scared and I think i need help.

Jul 06, 2014
I'm afraid NEW
by: Wyatt

Okay so i'm now 17 and for the past few years at least once every two months I will partially wake up and not be able to move. I will hear these light growling sounds and out of nowhere in my mind I will say let me go I wont tell anyone. I cant speak outside of my head by this point. I said it again then it puts me into a sleep for a moment dreaming of a very descriptive place and very descriptive people. I would tell this thing that if it wouldn't let me go I would scream. My whole body begins to feel constant cold vibrations in my muscles. And then I started to whimper and I could move again as if it was letting me go. I believe I saw a shadow of a claw on my wall removing itself from my foot. I could see this because I have a headset that glows brightly on the floor of the of the foot of my bed. This nightmare last about one hour. But the problem is that I can open my eyes when it starts and see everything in my room. I'm scared and I think i need help.

Jul 06, 2014
I'm afraid NEW
by: Wyatt

Okay so i'm now 17 and for the past few years at least once every two months I will partially wake up and not be able to move. I will hear these light growling sounds and out of nowhere in my mind I will say let me go I wont tell anyone. I cant speak outside of my head by this point. I said it again then it puts me into a sleep for a moment dreaming of a very descriptive place and very descriptive people. I would tell this thing that if it wouldn't let me go I would scream. My whole body begins to feel constant cold vibrations in my muscles. And then I started to whimper and I could move again as if it was letting me go. I believe I saw a shadow of a claw on my wall removing itself from my foot. I could see this because I have a headset that glows brightly on the floor of the of the foot of my bed. This nightmare last about one hour. But the problem is that I can open my eyes when it starts and see everything in my room. I'm scared and I think i need help.

Jul 06, 2014
I'm afraid NEW
by: Wyatt

Okay so i'm now 17 and for the past few years at least once every two months I will partially wake up and not be able to move. I will hear these light growling sounds and out of nowhere in my mind I will say let me go I wont tell anyone. I cant speak outside of my head by this point. I said it again then it puts me into a sleep for a moment dreaming of a very descriptive place and very descriptive people. I would tell this thing that if it wouldn't let me go I would scream. My whole body begins to feel constant cold vibrations in my muscles. And then I started to whimper and I could move again as if it was letting me go. I believe I saw a shadow of a claw on my wall removing itself from my foot. I could see this because I have a headset that glows brightly on the floor of the of the foot of my bed. This nightmare last about one hour. But the problem is that I can open my eyes when it starts and see everything in my room. I'm scared and I think i need help.

Jul 06, 2014
I'm afraid NEW
by: Wyatt

Okay so i'm now 17 and for the past few years at least once every two months I will partially wake up and not be able to move. I will hear these light growling sounds and out of nowhere in my mind I will say let me go I wont tell anyone. I cant speak outside of my head by this point. I said it again then it puts me into a sleep for a moment dreaming of a very descriptive place and very descriptive people. I would tell this thing that if it wouldn't let me go I would scream. My whole body begins to feel constant cold vibrations in my muscles. And then I started to whimper and I could move again as if it was letting me go. I believe I saw a shadow of a claw on my wall removing itself from my foot. I could see this because I have a headset that glows brightly on the floor of the of the foot of my bed. This nightmare last about one hour. But the problem is that I can open my eyes when it starts and see everything in my room. I'm scared and I think i need help.

Jul 06, 2014
I'm afraid NEW
by: Wyatt

Okay so i'm now 17 and for the past few years at least once every two months I will partially wake up and not be able to move. I will hear these light growling sounds and out of nowhere in my mind I will say let me go I wont tell anyone. I cant speak outside of my head by this point. I said it again then it puts me into a sleep for a moment dreaming of a very descriptive place and very descriptive people. I would tell this thing that if it wouldn't let me go I would scream. My whole body begins to feel constant cold vibrations in my muscles. And then I started to whimper and I could move again as if it was letting me go. I believe I saw a shadow of a claw on my wall removing itself from my foot. I could see this because I have a headset that glows brightly on the floor of the of the foot of my bed. This nightmare last about one hour. But the problem is that I can open my eyes when it starts and see everything in my room. I'm scared and I think i need help.

Jul 06, 2014
I'm afraid NEW
by: Wyatt

Okay so i'm now 17 and for the past few years at least once every two months I will partially wake up and not be able to move. I will hear these light growling sounds and out of nowhere in my mind I will say let me go I wont tell anyone. I cant speak outside of my head by this point. I said it again then it puts me into a sleep for a moment dreaming of a very descriptive place and very descriptive people. I would tell this thing that if it wouldn't let me go I would scream. My whole body begins to feel constant cold vibrations in my muscles. And then I started to whimper and I could move again as if it was letting me go. I believe I saw a shadow of a claw on my wall removing itself from my foot. I could see this because I have a headset that glows brightly on the floor of the of the foot of my bed. This nightmare last about one hour. But the problem is that I can open my eyes when it starts and see everything in my room. I'm scared and I think i need help.

Jul 09, 2014
Help info to know am not going mad NEW
by: Anonymous

I am looking for some help myself for similar incidents I feel like am been followed. For the past two day. I have left for work and posted the keys by the time my wife and kids have came down to get ready for school the keys are in the door. There has been really bad smells waking me and my wife up late at night but this is so bad I work as a ground worker and I have to deal with foul dranes this smell is worse then eny thing I have ever smelt in my life. Things are going missing around the house and not turning up. The list goes on and one I don't know where to start with this or where to go for help really I just want to talk to some one to tell some one I feel like am going crazy I have joins a couple of forums today just waiting for the accounts to be authorized

Jul 09, 2014
Help info to know am not going mad NEW
by: Anonymous

I am looking for some help myself for similar incidents I feel like am been followed. For the past two day. I have left for work and posted the keys by the time my wife and kids have came down to get ready for school the keys are in the door. There has been really bad smells waking me and my wife up late at night but this is so bad I work as a ground worker and I have to deal with foul dranes this smell is worse then eny thing I have ever smelt in my life. Things are going missing around the house and not turning up. The list goes on and one I don't know where to start with this or where to go for help really I just want to talk to some one to tell some one I feel like am going crazy I have joins a couple of forums today just waiting for the accounts to be authorized

Jul 09, 2014
Help info to know am not going mad NEW
by: Anonymous

I am looking for some help myself for similar incidents I feel like am been followed. For the past two day. I have left for work and posted the keys by the time my wife and kids have came down to get ready for school the keys are in the door. There has been really bad smells waking me and my wife up late at night but this is so bad I work as a ground worker and I have to deal with foul dranes this smell is worse then eny thing I have ever smelt in my life. Things are going missing around the house and not turning up. The list goes on and one I don't know where to start with this or where to go for help really I just want to talk to some one to tell some one I feel like am going crazy I have joins a couple of forums today just waiting for the accounts to be authorized

Jul 14, 2014
I feel the same. NEW
by: Anonymous

I hate it when it happens to me the only thing i hate the most is i feel like i am runnin out of oxegyn.

Aug 16, 2014
This is real, not dreaming NEW
by: martin

I have had to many experiences to write her, and it is hard to talk about, only diffrence is that i am awake most of the times it happen. Floating in a sirup like matter when awake in bed, hearing many bad voices at the same time.
My mother have seen it when it happen, trying to help me, i can hear her, but i cant talk, they take control of me.
It has happend to me from i was a kid, now i am 29.
the only thing that help is saying help me Jesus .
I know what they are, but do not want to scare people.
I am a normal man with many people in my life.
Sometimes i write automatic on my phone and ask about everything , they answer all questions with great intellegence, even use words i need to google because i dont understand the meaning of it.
If anyone have a question about anything let me know

Martin from Norway

Aug 20, 2014
not the spirits NEW
by: Anonymous

I believe it's paralysy because I always have this feeling when I'm tired but watching some tv program or something while laying in bed. I would 'day dream' while laying down except to the point where I'm practically asleep and see the dream like I'm awake (most recent one I thought I was since I was dreaming of my room and saw a face in the dark and woke up) and I had a tingling feeling / weight pushing down on me and I couldn't move. But I could after a few seconds. This is paralysis, consider this when you dream your brain does tell your body too move, but because your brain also makes a paralysis it doesn't move while dreaming (a lack of is what causes sleep walking) and your eyes when you do move them does not get paralised because it does not go through the spinal chord

Aug 20, 2014
not the spirits NEW
by: Anonymous

I believe it's paralysy because I always have this feeling when I'm tired but watching some tv program or something while laying in bed. I would 'day dream' while laying down except to the point where I'm practically asleep and see the dream like I'm awake (most recent one I thought I was since I was dreaming of my room and saw a face in the dark and woke up) and I had a tingling feeling / weight pushing down on me and I couldn't move. But I could after a few seconds. This is paralysis, consider this when you dream your brain does tell your body too move, but because your brain also makes a paralysis it doesn't move while dreaming (a lack of is what causes sleep walking) and your eyes when you do move them does not get paralised because it does not go through the spinal chord

Aug 27, 2014
Paranormal dreams NEW
by: Sourav

Hello,
I'm from India.
Last night I could't sleep. Something happened to me which's effect still on me right now.
Let me start from the beginning.
Before 2 days I found a couple of sandal out of my door. Conditions of those sandals were very good, and also a branded sandal. 1st time I thought, somebody kept this out here. he will take it.
But 1 day pass, nobody came to take the sandals. So I took the sandals. Im realizing that, From when I brough the sandals, something very weird happeniong to me.
1 - from few days, Im very upset for some personal purpose, but suddenly I feel very happy. I have no feeling what I lost before.
2 - Whatever I need to be happy, everything coming to me any how. Example, lots of money, chances to earn more than more money. so many friends giving response me. Im getting proposals. I dont know but I started to feeling very happy. But There is a matter is that, every time when I went to sleep, I saw bad things and situations in my dreams. But every dreams have some messages for me.
Last night when I was sleeping, I saw in my dreams that some kind of spirit give me a force and Im falling down from one to another floor through a breaking glass. Im dragging from room to room, somebody crying to see me like this. I felt I'm injured. Then suddenly a storm started. Every windows and doors are opened. There was so many pressure of air. I was lying down on the floor, then someone came to my front and saying me to not move my body anymore. Which things are happening, it can't harm me if I dont move. I started to felt a breathing problem. My sllep broke near at 3.00 a.m. and when I awake, I felt that I have no sence on my body. Only my fingers and my eyes are movable, otherwise my body was steel. I was lying like that above 5 minutes. From today morning, Im feeling some pain in my body. And like to be alone from everything.
Oh, I forgot !
I saw so many scratches up on my body. Long long scratches. I dont know what will I do.....

Aug 27, 2014
Paranormal dreams NEW
by: Sourav

Last night I could't sleep. Something happened to me which's effect still on me right now.
Let me start from the beginning.
Before 2 days I found a couple of sandal out of my door. Conditions of those sandals were very good, and also a branded sandal. 1st time I thought, somebody kept this out here. he will take it.
But 1 day pass, nobody came to take the sandals. So I took the sandals. Im realizing that, From when I brough the sandals, something very weird happeniong to me.
1 - from few days, Im very upset for some personal purpose, but suddenly I feel very happy. I have no feeling what I lost before.
2 - Whatever I need to be happy, everything coming to me any how. Example, lots of money, chances to earn more than more money. so many friends giving response me. Im getting proposals. I dont know but I started to feeling very happy. But There is a matter is that, every time when I went to sleep, I saw bad things and situations in my dreams. But every dreams have some messages for me.
Last night when I was sleeping, I saw in my dreams that some kind of spirit give me a force and Im falling down from one to another floor through a breaking glass. Im dragging from room to room, somebody crying to see me like this. I felt I'm injured. Then suddenly a storm started. Every windows and doors are opened. There was so many pressure of air. I was lying down on the floor, then someone came to my front and saying me to not move my body anymore. Which things are happening, it can't harm me if I dont move. I started to felt a breathing problem. My sllep broke near at 3.00 a.m. and when I awake, I felt that I have no sence on my body. Only my fingers and my eyes are movable, otherwise my body was steel. I was lying like that above 5 minutes. From today morning, Im feeling some pain in my body. And like to be alone from everything.
Oh, I forgot !
I saw so many scratches up on my body. Long long scratches. I dont know what will I do.....

Sep 07, 2014
Solution NEW
by: Asher Ahmed

Dear All,
Well,to prevent from these issues.Religion Islam gives a so simple solution.
In Quran (Holy Book),Recite Surah Al-Baqarah ( Ayah Tul Kursi), Four Qul in Arabic Language Before Sleeping. Any paranormal activity will never happen again.if happens around you,never HARM YOU!

Sep 19, 2014
Hey NEW
by: Anonymous

Hello im so happy that im not the only one who experienced this . Just last night i experienced it . I was thinking in my head 'demons eat shit' and i dont know why i was thinking that but it felt like a dream when i was fully awake and i could see my brother sleeping in the next bed and i touched my phone to check on the time . After i thought that thing i felt my sheets being pulled it was like pull-realise, pull-realise,and so on and i couldnt move my body but i could see my brother i didnt dare to look at my feet . After a while it stoped but i was so scared. I asked my parents and they said i was just dreaming . But could it be something else ?

Sep 19, 2014
Hey NEW
by: Anonymous

Hello im so happy that im not the only one who experienced this . Just last night i experienced it . I was thinking in my head 'demons eat shit' and i dont know why i was thinking that but it felt like a dream when i was fully awake and i could see my brother sleeping in the next bed and i touched my phone to check on the time . After i thought that thing i felt my sheets being pulled it was like pull-realise, pull-realise,and so on and i couldnt move my body but i could see my brother i didnt dare to look at my feet . After a while it stoped but i was so scared. I asked my parents and they said i was just dreaming . But could it be something else ?

Sep 19, 2014
Hey NEW
by: Anonymous

Hello im so happy that im not the only one who experienced this . Just last night i experienced it . I was thinking in my head 'demons eat shit' and i dont know why i was thinking that but it felt like a dream when i was fully awake and i could see my brother sleeping in the next bed and i touched my phone to check on the time . After i thought that thing i felt my sheets being pulled it was like pull-realise, pull-realise,and so on and i couldnt move my body but i could see my brother i didnt dare to look at my feet . After a while it stoped but i was so scared. I asked my parents and they said i was just dreaming . But could it be something else ?

Sep 19, 2014
Hey NEW
by: Anonymous

Hello im so happy that im not the only one who experienced this . Just last night i experienced it . I was thinking in my head 'demons eat shit' and i dont know why i was thinking that but it felt like a dream when i was fully awake and i could see my brother sleeping in the next bed and i touched my phone to check on the time . After i thought that thing i felt my sheets being pulled it was like pull-realise, pull-realise,and so on and i couldnt move my body but i could see my brother i didnt dare to look at my feet . After a while it stoped but i was so scared. I asked my parents and they said i was just dreaming . But could it be something else ?

Sep 21, 2014
it is paranormal NEW
by: Anonymous

i woke up to realise i was not able to move i then closed my eyes and heard my door open thinking it was my mother. I felt something sitting beside me and breathing loud then feeling its hand going in to my head once that happen my brain felt itnwas being crushed since then things have changed throughnmy life.

Sep 21, 2014
not asleep NEW
by: devastated mimi

I had a few of these experiences in my teenage years. On specific event has stayed with me. I was in my room, we were staying at my aunts house. I was laying face down on my bed. I was fully awake . I felt this horrible feeling of dread come over me. My head was turned to the right, resting on the mattress. I felt a thump like someone had kind of kicked the foot of my bed then as i began to raise up to look, my body began to be pressed into the mattress! I was pressed so deeply down that when i looked straight ahead, i could only see out of one eye. The other was pressed about 3inches into the mattress. I could barely breathe. My head being pushed so far that the bedding was practically engulfing my head. I was terrified. I couldnt move, i couldnt speak only to moan. But after trying that, i had to stop because i felt like i was on the verge of suffocation. So i quit fighting and just stilled myself. It took several more minutes but the feeling finally left me. I got up, went downstairs, and found my mama. Immediately she asked me what was wrong. I was sweating, breathing hard and had begun to cry. I told her what happened and she had friends come and pray for me. They also prayed in the room i was in. I dont feel that this was sleep paralysis because i was wide awake. How would i be able to gauge how deeply my head was pressed into the bed unless i could see it? And also as ive gotten older, i have alot more problems sleeping and have had no sleep paralysis events. This scared the dogshit out of me.

Sep 22, 2014
Comments : Being a Muslim NEW
by: Imran

Dear All

Its a being called Jinn. You can read more about them on the internet. We as Muslim are aware of their existence even as children. As I am a Muslim, I recite the verse of the Holy Quran called 'Aayat Al Qursi' before going to bed and this is a sure fix.

At time I have forgotten to recite the verse before going to bed and have experienced the same thing. At that time when one can't move, I have been able to recite the verse in my heart and get freed from it.

Imran
imranomar@gmail.com


Sep 24, 2014
Body lift out of bed NEW
by: Karrie

I couldn't quite say I was conscious but felt so. I lifted up in the air or felt like it. These horrible voices were speaking. In fear all I could say was I love God over and over. So scared it happened several times. I kept looking at my husband waiting for him to help me or see if he knew what was going on. I am still coming to terms with this. I was so scared but finally fell asleep. Any ideas?

Sep 26, 2014
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Sep 29, 2014
Please Help!!!!! NEW
by: Anthony

Im 17 years old i have this problem but its 100x worst i have this dream 24\7 im getting fustrated.. it feels like something is grabbing me i cant move or speak i feel pressure on my body and all i hear is a vrry very loud buzzing static noise and sometimes i can see my surroundings i can only move my hands and feet....i prayed and read the bible but nothing same dream... i had this dream 3 times in 1 day.. if you can help me please someone out there please my email is anthonydabney041@yahoo.com please im begging someone out there

Sep 29, 2014
Please Help!!!!! NEW
by: Anthony

Im 17 years old i have this problem but its 100x worst i have this dream 24\7 im getting fustrated.. it feels like something is grabbing me i cant move or speak i feel pressure on my body and all i hear is a vrry very loud buzzing static noise and sometimes i can see my surroundings i can only move my hands and feet....i prayed and read the bible but nothing same dream... i had this dream 3 times in 1 day.. if you can help me please someone out there please my email is anthonydabney041@yahoo.com please im begging someone out there

Oct 01, 2014
Scared to sleep!! NEW
by: Anonymous

I've had sleep paralysis since I was a child and I'm now 31. I have had reacuring episodes frequently of a dark image in my room and it comes towards me and holds me down. I can't move but I'm fully awake. Last night I had a very different accurious though. I felt someone lifting me up and I opened my eyes and I was at my ceiling about to hit my fan with my legs. I reached out and pushed of the ceiling and slowly went down till I hit my bed and I jumped up. I stayed up for quite some time trying to figure out what was going on. After returning to my room I turned all my lights on and curled up at the end of the bed. That's how I woke up and all lights were on and I knew it wasn't a dream!!! What's going on someone please help!!!!!

Oct 01, 2014
Scared to sleep!! NEW
by: Anonymous

I've had sleep paralysis since I was a child and I'm now 31. I have had reacuring episodes frequently of a dark image in my room and it comes towards me and holds me down. I can't move but I'm fully awake. Last night I had a very different accurious though. I felt someone lifting me up and I opened my eyes and I was at my ceiling about to hit my fan with my legs. I reached out and pushed of the ceiling and slowly went down till I hit my bed and I jumped up. I stayed up for quite some time trying to figure out what was going on. After returning to my room I turned all my lights on and curled up at the end of the bed. That's how I woke up and all lights were on and I knew it wasn't a dream!!! What's going on someone please help!!!!!

Oct 02, 2014
Not just sleep paralysis! NEW
by: Paul Russo

Hi,

I am normally a very sceptical, scientifically minded person. The same thing happened to me that you wrote about. However, the reason I cannot just "write it off" and dismiss it as a dream or sleep paralysis is this one fact:

The night that it happened to me in a hotel room, I awoke the next morning to a friend who was sleeping in the next bed telling the SAME EXACT STORY.

It happened to him as well and we never communicated to each other about it beforehand. Like I said, I woke up to him telling the SAME story to another friend. How else can this be explained except that it is either A) paranormal or B) our brains shared the same dream. Either way it is something "super-natural"!

If anyone has any explanations, I'd like to hear them. Also, if anyone is interested, I still know the hotel and room # of where it happened. If anyone is interested in investigating that site.

Cheers.

Oct 02, 2014
... NEW
by: ...

This shyt is crazy on the real it feels so fukin weird I felt it my self but at first someone wus hitting me on my right shoulder very hard then I figured it wasn't no one after that I turned around and automatically froze my eyes were open but see nothing but blurry I couldent move a single muscle at all nor speak at all yet this have never happened to me I am 21 yrsold and I don't sleep no more

Oct 05, 2014
Dreaming or paranormal NEW
by: Anonymous

I once had the feeling of being oppressed. I couldn't move my legs or hands and felt something on top of me. When I tried to open my eyes to see what it was, I felt a huge hand was covering my eyes. The other hand was slowly moving up my thigh. The size of the hand was about 1.5 times the size of normal hand and it was warm and rough. I struggled to break free. When I finally sat up on bed, there was nothing in my bedroom. That was very weird. Most interestingly, my dog never enter my room no matter how we drag or pull her. In addition, she has the habit of barking at my room while staying put outside. All these happened a few years ago in my previous home.



Oct 08, 2014
Something alive , NOT S.P ! NEW
by: Teriq vs Demon

This just started happening to me , I am 17 going on 18. When I feel it , each time is a little unique leaving me to believe either I'm adapting or there is more than 1 spirit at work .. Anyways good luck fellow man . No Man Is Safe From The War Going On Outside

Oct 11, 2014
God is the ONLY protection we have NEW
by: Teriq vs Demon

All I can say is prayer is Always what stops it and judging from other comments it seems to work for others as well . God is real and demons are attacking us ! I'm no bible banger , I follow no religion I just love my fellow man and know that God is out only strength against forces unknown

Oct 14, 2014
Sleep paralysis NEW
by: Liam maskery

Right, basically. Last night I was experience sleep paralysis. I was sleeping at my girlfriends house, we were both asleep on the sofas. Around 6 ish, I woke up with shock. I tried to move then I realised that there way no way on earth I could move my head. I started to move my eyes around the living room. The door was open even though we closed it, I saw a strange but small figure roaming around the room. I watched this thing walk up the wall, onto the roof then drop onto my chest. I couldn't breath at all. I started to panic. I started to grab every last bit of breath I could to try and shout my girlfriends name, but I couldn't. It stopped after a period of time and as soon as it stopped I took the biggest breath I could, like when you're swimming and you're short of breath then you get out the water.It felt awful and I wish it on no one. According to my girlfriend, I was flashing my eyes open and close go around 15 minutes, breathing really heavily which woke her up and clenching my fists. She also said that I looked like I was having a fit. I'm so scared about going sleep again. But I might try what you're doing. Put up a camera and record me sleeping

Oct 14, 2014
Sleep paralysis NEW
by: Liam maskery

Right, basically. Last night I was experience sleep paralysis. I was sleeping at my girlfriends house, we were both asleep on the sofas. Around 6 ish, I woke up with shock. I tried to move then I realised that there way no way on earth I could move my head. I started to move my eyes around the living room. The door was open even though we closed it, I saw a strange but small figure roaming around the room. I watched this thing walk up the wall, onto the roof then drop onto my chest. I couldn't breath at all. I started to panic. I started to grab every last bit of breath I could to try and shout my girlfriends name, but I couldn't. It stopped after a period of time and as soon as it stopped I took the biggest breath I could, like when you're swimming and you're short of breath then you get out the water.It felt awful and I wish it on no one. According to my girlfriend, I was flashing my eyes open and close go around 15 minutes, breathing really heavily which woke her up and clenching my fists. She also said that I looked like I was having a fit. I'm so scared about going sleep again. But I might try what you're doing. Put up a camera and record me sleeping

Oct 17, 2014
since I could remember NEW
by: colleen

I have been terrified to sleep in certain places my whole life. Ever since I started remebering ife I have been haunted in my dreams. I used to study dream books, and learn to control my dreams and they got better. Although, this thing is something ele. Its as if I only sleep for just a second and wake up real quick and my body is stiff. Its like time is frozen since I cant breath its like I forgot how to. Sometimes I will see a dark figure, but most of the time I can feel every movement of it crawling on my bed. Its so scary because I can see the sheets pressing down and blankets moving, but I can barley lift my head up to see. I am 27 years old, and the last time this dark figure cme was a year ago. Almost everynight I can feel my bed moving. I always think its my cat, but for the past two months she hasn't slept with me. I think I know why now. It always seems like something is watching me, and I want to saw I have seen but really cannot wrap my head around that concept. My mom told me ever since I was a little girl I would occasionally sleep walk. All my friends say I talk and kick in my sleep. And my boyfriends would occasionally wake me from horrific dreams. Today I just try to be strong, and I sage my home every two months. Although, I know it will happen again I will just try not to be so scared.

Oct 17, 2014
since I could remember NEW
by: colleen

I have been terrified to sleep in certain places my whole life. Ever since I started remebering ife I have been haunted in my dreams. I used to study dream books, and learn to control my dreams and they got better. Although, this thing is something ele. Its as if I only sleep for just a second and wake up real quick and my body is stiff. Its like time is frozen since I cant breath its like I forgot how to. Sometimes I will see a dark figure, but most of the time I can feel every movement of it crawling on my bed. Its so scary because I can see the sheets pressing down and blankets moving, but I can barley lift my head up to see. I am 27 years old, and the last time this dark figure cme was a year ago. Almost everynight I can feel my bed moving. I always think its my cat, but for the past two months she hasn't slept with me. I think I know why now. It always seems like something is watching me, and I want to saw I have seen but really cannot wrap my head around that concept. My mom told me ever since I was a little girl I would occasionally sleep walk. All my friends say I talk and kick in my sleep. And my boyfriends would occasionally wake me from horrific dreams. Today I just try to be strong, and I sage my home every two months. Although, I know it will happen again I will just try not to be so scared.

Oct 17, 2014
since I could remember NEW
by: colleen

I have been terrified to sleep in certain places my whole life. Ever since I started remebering ife I have been haunted in my dreams. I used to study dream books, and learn to control my dreams and they got better. Although, this thing is something ele. Its as if I only sleep for just a second and wake up real quick and my body is stiff. Its like time is frozen since I cant breath its like I forgot how to. Sometimes I will see a dark figure, but most of the time I can feel every movement of it crawling on my bed. Its so scary because I can see the sheets pressing down and blankets moving, but I can barley lift my head up to see. I am 27 years old, and the last time this dark figure cme was a year ago. Almost everynight I can feel my bed moving. I always think its my cat, but for the past two months she hasn't slept with me. I think I know why now. It always seems like something is watching me, and I want to saw I have seen but really cannot wrap my head around that concept. My mom told me ever since I was a little girl I would occasionally sleep walk. All my friends say I talk and kick in my sleep. And my boyfriends would occasionally wake me from horrific dreams. Today I just try to be strong, and I sage my home every two months. Although, I know it will happen again I will just try not to be so scared.

Oct 19, 2014
yeah NEW
by: Anonymous

This used to happen to me aloy too, best bet is to just go with the flow like anon said and not to be afraid, the feeling will leave eventually. Just try to go back to sleep. Basically your mind is awake but your body is still asleep

Oct 22, 2014
I fear going to sleep NEW
by: Anonymous


Several times i experience such horrible dreams that it is scary to go to bed. A few weeks ago i realized that i was waking up and screaming while running towards the light switch! sweaty, confused and scared. I don't know what it is, but something keeps waking me up. Last night i could feel myself going to sleep and then i felt something crawling from my feet towards my chest.....I mean it was something crawling inside my body, then it dawned on me that whatever is scaring me is this crawling thing and its the reason i wake up to turn on the light to see whats on my bed. As soon as i went back to sleep I was having sexual dreams........they call these spiritual husbands..I am so tired and exhausted and i just believe its a demon attacking me. I need deliverance!

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If you are in any way concerned about your sleep health, don't wait for an answer on here, and don't necessarily rely on them. See a sleep specialist in your area as soon as possible.

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The Stanford Sleep Book

Stanford Sleep Book Picture

Dr. Dement's pioneering textbook has been the core text for Sleep and Dreams since 1980, but it has just recently been made available to the wider public for the first time.

In it you'll find a more detailed account of the most important things you need to know about sleep, alertness, dreams, and sleep disorders. Studies, statistics, plus plenty of Dr. Dement's classic anecdotes painting the history of sleep medicine.

Preface | Intro | Contents | Get A Copy

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The Zeo

A revolution in personal sleep tracking, the Zeo is a wireless headband that transmits your brainwaves in realtime to a dock (pictured here) or your smartphone. The result? You can wake up and see exactly what stages of sleep you were in during the night! Unprecedented personalized sleep knowledge.

Sleep Paralysis: A Dreamer's Guide

Sleep Paralysis Treatment Book

Ever woken up paralyzed? A surprising number of us have, believe it or not. But few know the actual causes of this phenomenon, and fewer still how to exert control over it. Dream researcher and sleep paralysis expert Ryan Hurd shares breakthrough insights into how to do just that.

How This Site Was Made

In 2007 I discovered a guide to website building that would change my life. After learning from it diligently, it would eventually empower me to help Dr. Dement take his life's mission of spreading education about sleep health to the online world. Now, several years later, this site reaches over 100,000 visitors per month and counting.

The results are due in large part to the methods taught in that guide, and they are replicable for others who have knowledge of a subject they would like to share with the masses. I've detailed some of my journey here for those who might be interested.

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