Recurring Sleep Paralysis Dream
I have had a recurring "dream" since I was about 14 or so (I am now 38 yrs old). Every time this occurs, I feel like I am awake but in a dreamlike state. The dream never changes and each "stage" is always the same.
I can hear the door to the room open and I "know" someone is in the room with me but I cannot move or see anything. Next I feel the edge of the bed "collaspe" just as if someone was getting into the bed. Still cannot move or see nor speak (cause I am trying to scream for help by now). I feel a presence but not exactly a person if that makes sense.
Now comes the "pressure" which is the best way to describe it. The "pressure" is as if someone is laying dead weight on me but the "pressure" is even all over not like a person with arms and legs. It starts in my legs and slowly moves up to my waist and chest creating a crushing "pressure" where I cannot breath. It stays like that for probably seconds but feels longer because I cannot breath. Then slowly the "pressure" lifts starting in my chest then waist then legs not all at once. I can breath once the "pressure" is off my chest but cannot move or see until the "pressure" lifts from my legs and the bed "rises" as if "someone" is getting out of the bed. Once
the bed lifts, I am released for lack of a better word and can move, speak, ect.
This dream has occured in different places while growing up. This has happened probably 15 times or more over the years. The "pressure" is distinctly EVIL and I do not use that term loosly. I dont understand the recurring factor. I am not a big dreamer, dont remember too many if I do have normal dreams. Why this recurring "dream" and why do I remember each and every detail and feel that I am awake and aware - to the point of trying to tell myself during "dream" that this has happened before and don't be scared but the "evil" is overwhelming and the "pressure" on my chest stops me from breathing.
Hey Donna, what you describe is not technically a dream in the normal sense of the word, but more of a dreamlike state, as you hinted, associated with sleep paralysis. You are indeed awake during such episodes, and instances of hearing the door open and such are known as hypnopompic hallucinations
. The pressure that you describe feeling is another phenomenal aspect that sometimes occurs during sleep paralysis episodes. A man named Ryan Hurd writes a lot about his own experiences with such pressure and evil-feeling presences. I think you'd be able to relate to his writing a lot. He also writes about how to control these episodes too. You can check out one of his books here.Warmly,
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