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Sleep Paralysis While Staying The Night At My Friend's House.

by Amanda Dishovenanny
(Harrison, MI, USA)

I remember it happened twice in one early day around 6 in the morning. My friend said she saw me standing in the hall with the light on, come back in, listen to some music on her ipod, and went to bed. I do NOT remember any of this, but I did wake up on her ipod. While I was trying to sleep after that, I was playing with her phone, once I laid back down to rest, I couldn't move, it was HARD to breathe, and I tried yelling for my friend but I couldn't.

There was so much pressure on my chest, I'm not sure if I could feel another creature or thing in the room. The last time it happened, was when I was waking up at 7, which my friend say this happen. Everything felt the same as last time, but she said I had my eyes and mouth wide open, and I do remember doing that. I look "possessed" I guess.

I am so afraid to sleep now. Before I went to bed the other day I saw a shadow run across the room. It hasn't happened since, but its only been a day, plus I'm only a kid.

Kevin: Thanks for writing in Amanda. What you describe, believe it or not, happens to a lot of people every day. It can be scary, but it's definitely less scary when you know that it is the result of something natural in your body, is completely harmless, and that you will come out of it in just a minute or two. You can find out more about why sleep paralysis happens here.

Good luck!

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