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Positive Stories About Sleep Paralysis??

by Issy
(Birmingham, UK)

I started to experience sleep paralysis in my teens. I'm in my early 30's now. At the time I didn't know what it was and what caused it but I have to say not all the experiences I had were frightening.

One time I remember I was flying out of space where I could see the stars and other planets and I felt this nice warm as if I was close to God or something. Another time I was flying over the ocean doing somersaults and I had this feeling of euphoria.

I'd say I am part of that group that FIRST has the hallucination whether they are positive or not and then the paralysis in which I can't move and in my case that's the scariest part.

I had scary experiences as well in which I sensed people in the room and they even touched me. sometimes I have 3 to 5 sleep paralysis experiences a night and sometimes I can go through a month without having one. I find that the posture in which sometimes I sleep (on my belly) and the time when I sometimes sleep (in the afternoon) can trigger them.

Kevin: Hey Issy, thanks for sharing your experiences. You're right on cue with experiencing sleep paralysis more in certain sleep positions and during naps. Many people report this. It sounds to me though that your positive experiences happen more during the vivid dreams during full fledged REM sleep than during the heart of the sleep paralysis. During the paralysis itself, hallucinating people (or non-people) into the room with you is common, as is 'feeling' their touch, as you experienced. The scary, or at least a bit freaky, stuff tends to dominate these experiences.

That said, scary sleep paralysis episodes are not absolute. People sometimes report rather banal hallucinations, like Rizu in Maine in this visitor-submitted story entitled, "I Don't Find Sleep Paralysis Frightening." What's more, some people, including dream researcher Ryan Hurd, even use sleep paralysis episodes as enlightening introspective experiences, and as gateways to more positive lucid dreams. Ryan documents all this in a book I mention and recommend throughout this site, entitled, Sleep Paralysis: A Dreamer's Guide.

All the best Issy, and may your dreams be merry.


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Jun 13, 2014
I don't know how old this is, but my experience with sleep paralysis triggered my house to become haunted for months afterward. NEW
by: Anonymous

I am college student, and I know that this sort of thing must be written off as hallucination, because it can not be explained properly, but for me it was undoubtedly real. After my excessively strange experience, objects in my apartment began to move about on their own. The strangest was my can opener completely flipped around in front of me while I stood waiting on something in the toaster. I also began to have dreams about things that I would see the next day, and a couple of strange occurrences that I would later experience. You can write it off as madness,as I would without my personal experience, but to me it will always be real.

Mar 31, 2016
Positive sp NEW
by: Cool boy

I expirincined seeing a bright light on the wall and it was not scary

Apr 04, 2016
Awesome NEW
by: Anonymous

I usually always have good experiences. Today I had the best one. I was basically walking and jumping around as if I was in outer space. But I was flying and jumping all throughout my house. It was so fun. I truly got to feel like I know what it feels to fly. And I've always wanted the superpower of flying. I did tumbles and felt like I was on a trampoline.

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