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Scarey Sleep Since Childhood

by SAshleyS
(Kelowna BC Canada)

The first time I can remember my SP occurring was when I was 6 or 7 years old. I was at my dad's house asleep in the living room on the couch and all of a sudden I was awake but I couldn't move. I saw a huge shadow standing in the kitchen 10 feet away from me and I tried to scream for help but nothing came out.

Over the years as I got older the occurrences got closer and closer together and at their worst they happened 5-6 nights per week. After I got pregnant and had my daughter they have slowed down to about once per week or 2-3 times per month.

Along with the SP I experience auditory and visual hallucinations. The hallucinations are all quite demonic in nature and terrifying. The auditory hallucinations are almost more terrifying as they are frightening voices speaking into my ear about harming me/killing me/etc...

This is definitely not an enjoyable sleep experience, however i am SO grateful that I do not experience these every night anymore. I am okay with once a week :)

I recently found out that this is a diagnosable disorder listed in the DSM IV, which means it should be treatable!! My love goes out to all of those that experience this...I know what it is like!

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