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General Sleep Questions - (Ask your own!)

Elaborate Dreams 
Do elaborate dreams mean anything? I have dreams where it seems, that from what I can remember, whole new worlds are created and the story lines that they …

I Don't Know If I Have Slept! 
Hi there, I have a young, sleepless baby and for eight months had terrible insomnia which thankfully is resolving now. However, I still find it hard …

Interupted Sleep Is Killing Me 
I am 44 years old and at least 3-4 nights a week I am woken by my partner who insists on having a full conversation (anywhere from 10 minutes to 3 hours) …

What Is The Purpose Of Intense Training Without Sleep In The Military? 
I am curious to why the intense training military units (i.e. Navy Seals) go through involves long periods of sleep deprivation. Can anyone share their …

Why am I screaming in my sleep? 
So for about the past 3 months I have been screaming horribly in my sleep, I have no recollection of this but my husband or daughter wakes me up and tells …

Sleeping Extended Periods of Time and Still Sleepy 
Well I am currently 16 years old, I dropped out of high school and began to study at home, as well as work sometimes fixing computers and such. I exercise, …

Does Someone With Sleep Paralysis Have Garbled Speech When They Come Out Of It? 
My daughter has been taking meds for seizures for 2 years. A new neurologist has suggested she may actually be experiencing sleep paralysis . However, …

Is There A Correlation Between The Occurrence Of Nightmares And Work-Related Stress? 
I have observed the sleeping patterns of my bed partner over the past year or thereabouts. I have noticed the following behaviours: 1. During periods …

Boyfriend Sleep Talking, Then Hitting Me Whilst Asleep 
It started off as my Boyfriend just saying random things in his sleep, nothing more. Then one night we had a conversation that didn't make too much sense, …

Electric Shocks While Sleeping? 
I get paralyzed but I am conscious of my surroundings while I'm asleep, this is followed by a very real and painful sense of electrocution, which typically …

What Should I Do For The Last Hour Of My Day In Order To Sleep Better? 
What should I do for the last hour of my day in order to sleep better? What activities are ok to do before I go to bed? Reading and talking prevent me …

Extended Episode With Complete Amnesia--Is This Possible? 
My daughter's boyfriend started a new job, third shift. He claims on his second night he got to work and and fell asleep in his truck at 11:00pm and did …

Sleep and Menopause - How Long Until My Old Sleep Patterns Return? 
I have not had a period for 12 months and have been having a lot of trouble either getting to sleep and now, if I can get to sleep, waking up frequently. …

Why do I fall asleep when I tilt my head back? 
Each night I get around 7-9 hours of solid sleep. If I wake up at all it's just once to turn over and I don't snore. During the day I'm always sleepy. …

Sweating During Sleep 
My son aged 4 years 10 months sweats a lot on the head and on the back, just when he starts to fall asleep (in the first half an hour). Later in sleep, …

80 Specific Sleep Disorders  
Where can I get a list of the 80 specific sleep disorders? Kevin: Check out our page here about all the various types of sleep disorders. It has …

Quantifying Alpha Intrusion 
How do you quantify Alpha Intrusion as mild, moderate, or severe?

Sleep and ADHD 
Is there any research out there about sleep difficulties and Attention Deficit? I have had sleep issues all my life, but now in my early 40s it is getting …

Do children who sleep with soft music on all night or the light on have disturbed sleep patterns? 
My wife and I were discussing our 4 year old daughter's sleeping patterns. It seems she wakes up several times during the night, only to let us know that …

What Is The Cause Of My Boyfriend's Behavior While He Sleeps? 
On the weekends I spend the night with my boyfriend at his house. He is 25 years old. Throughout the day everything is going well and there is no problem …

What times should a normal 20 year old go to sleep? 
I am 20 years old and my parents think it is very weird that I go to sleep at 2-4 am in the morning and get around 10 hours of sleep. At night, I am on …

My Teenage Son Takes Hours To Fall Asleep!! 
plz help me......my son is 14 years old.......and sine infancy, he takes hours to fall asleep......even the days when he says he is feeling sleepy, when …

A Lot Of Movement While I Sleep 
When I go to bed it takes awhile for me to fall asleep. I am all over the bed, cannot find a good way to lay. Then when I go to sleep my fiance says I …

My Son Can't Sleep - Is This A Sleeping Disorder? 
MY SON IS 19 YEAR OLD. HE CAN'T SLEEP AT NIGHT EVEN HE STAYS UP FOR 2 DAYS. HE STILL CAN'T GO TO SLEEP AND HE FEELS SLEEPY IN THE MORNING, LIKE 5AM HE …

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Snoring On The Exhale 
I'm a male in my 40's and have snored moderately for most of my adult life with no issues with sleeping or complaints of loud snoring. About 6 years ago …

My 7-year-old son won't sleep alone? 
My 7-year-old son will not sleep alone. He goes to bed ok and falls asleep but wakes up 2-3 times in the night and comes and wakes me up to tell me he …

What Percent Of The Population Is Sleep Deprived? 
What percent of the population is sleep deprived? Is there a source that lists deprivation and related ages?

Dream Ebullition and Sleep Paralysis - What Happens? 
Hello, I'm 21 years old and I am Brazilian. After much searching on the internet I came to this Stanford University website (I read in Brazilian Wikipedia …

Why Is My Brain Confused About Sleep? 
I am a 40-year-old female diagnosed with idiopathic hypersomnia 3 years ago. I don't understand how I can technically be asleep but still remain standing, …

Sleep And Studying - How Do I Optimize My Study Time? 
Dear Sir/Madame, At the medical university I am attending we have to study really hard. I do use ginseng and B vitamins to provide my brain enough …

Treatment For Hypnagogic Hallucinations Without Narcolepsy? 
I am a 59 year old Caucasian female in relatively good health. Approximately 20 years ago, after a sleep lab evaluation, I was diagnosed with Hypnagogic …

Weird Head Pain When Going To Sleep 
When I'm going to sleep my head feels all funny, like a weight dragging my head down. It scares me. It doesn't happen all the time, it just feels weird …

Hallucinations While Driving - Sleep Disorder Or Something Else? 
Hi, I don't know where to start off, so I'll just start with the basics. My name is "G." I found your site this morning after doing a search on hallucinations …

Rocking Movements In My Sleep 
Lately my boyfriend has noticed that in the middle of the night I sit up and rock back and forth shaking my head from left to right. I have no memory …

We have reduced our average sleep time by 20 percent 
In the past century humans have reduced our average time spent asleep by 20 percent. What are some of the societal changes and changes in individual lifestyles …

My 8 Year Old Daughter Is Worried She Has Never Had A Dream... 
My daughter has never been able to recall a dream. She is having some anxiety about not being able to dream or recall dreams. She said, "Mom, all I see …

How Long Have I Had Sleep Apnea? 
Can s sleep study determine how long you've had sleep apnea? I am a Veteran and trying to receive compensation for Sleep Apnea because i believe it is …

Bad Dreams That Wake Her 
My wife is 60 years old, she has a very stressful job. Almost every night she is awakened in her sleep by a bad dream. She ends up moving to the living …

Any Evidence That Blue Filter Replacement Lens Affect Circadian Rhythms? 
Recently had cataract replaced with (unknown to me) UV and blue light filter lens. I had a belief that blue light energy affected sleep cycles and wonder …

How Do You Catch Up On Lost Sleep/Sleep Debt 
Hi, I would like to understand how we can catch up on sleep/sleep debt in situations where we have had poor sleep for several nights. For example, the …

Sleep vs Unconsciousness  
First off, my question is what exactly is the mental difference between sleep and the state of being unconscious, usually due to either trauma or blood …

Sleep Paralysis But A Bit Different - I Feel Like A Ghost 
From what i read it seems like sleep paralysis but the only thing thats different is that i feel like a ghost. I was laying up stairs in my room. Then …

Sleepwalking Science Project Ideas 
Hi, I am ten years old from New Zealand and I sleepwalk . I would like to do my school science project on sleepwalking but I am struggling to find …

What Do I Do Now? 
PLEASE HEAR ME OUT I paid online for the Ryan Hurd help book about overcoming night terror or nightmares with night paralysis. It would not download. …

Dreams Seem To Be Hard Work! 
I have a lot of dreams that end with my being angry or outraged about something, and I express those feelings sometimes vocally but always feeling very …

I See Faces Looking At Me While Awaking From Sleep 
Sometimes when I awake I see faces looking down on me. One old lady was sitting in a chair at the side of my bed. I am not frighted anymore as i soon realise …

Do I Sleep Too Much? 
I am big sleeper. I like getting anywhere from 9-11 hours of sleep. Even 12 hours every so often. I've read that if you sleep too much you will also have …

What Parasomnia Do I Have? 
I don't know how common it is to have multiple parasomnias, but after perusing your lists, it seems I've had quite a few at one point or another. Enuresis …

Radio-Frequency For Sleep Apnea 
I have severe obstructive sleep apnea + insomnia. Who can I speak with about this treatment? Kevin: Hi Bonnie, thanks for writing. You can search …

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What Sleep Disorder Could This Be? 
Hi there, I'm just 15 years old and i experience this sleep disorder: I cannot breathe, cannot move my body, even say words but i can see my surroundngs. …

Sleep Talking and Sex I Can't Remember?? 
I recently got with this guy. He has a hard time sleeping with me because he says that I talk all night. And it's not always nice, that I threaten him. …

Sleeping Enough But Still Sleepy Throughout The Day? 
My dad is 44 years old and has cholesterol problems. He sleeps his full eight hours of sleep everyday and yet he still feels sleepy. He is not tired but …

Any Research Information On Sleep Texting? 
Any current research evaluating the validity of sleep texting as a current phenomena? Kevin: As in grabbing your phone and actually typing out and …

Why Does He Dream Only When I Sleep At His House? 
Why does my boyfriend only dream when I sleep at his house? Kevin: A great question, thanks for asking. A more precise way of phrasing it though …

Why do I remember my dreams so vividly? 
I have very specific dreams which sometimes come true at another time. Why and how is this happening? Kevin: There are a number of different schools …

Over Eighty Specific Sleep Disorders 
I understand there are over eighty specific sleep disorders. What are they? Kevin's Response That's right, there are over eighty different sleep disorders …

Can Dreams Be Causing Our 5 Year Old To Have 3 Nocturnal Seizures During REM Sleep? 
We moved to a new city a little over 2 months ago. The move along with some other recent traumatic events (including an EEG which came back normal) has …

Sleep And Jet Lag Strategies 
What advice would you give to those whose sleep is affected by jet lag? More importantly, how would you define jet lag? Kevin's Response Hey Christopher, …

Is Home Polysomnography (PSG) Feasible And Valuable? 
Might it be valuable in subjects with sleep problems to do home monitoring every night? I understand that there are limitations compared to a visit to …

Missed REM Sleep 
As I understand it, sleeping in late does not make up for missed REM sleep earlier in the night. Has this theory changed since I attended Sleep and Dreams …

Hypersomnia - Can You Sleep Too Much? 
I have been told that if a person sleeps too much at one time, say for 12 hours, that they begin to dream too much, and then start burning the energy that …

Sleep and Crime - A Connection? 
I am wondering if anyone has ever conducted sleep studies on inmates. The reason I ask is I believe there may well be a connection between the sleepy mind …

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Problems Sleeping - (Ask your own problems sleeping question!)

Oasis Body Pillow Has Helped My Migraines, Night Sweats and Racing Heart When I Sleep  When I don't get a good night sleep, I wake up with migraines and my heart racing. I found a natural way to resolve my issues. I received as a gift an ...

Sleeping Is Becoming My Nightmare - Restlessness During Pregnancy  Hi! I am now pregnant and the baby is due in 2 months' time. For the past month I had big troubles falling asleep in the night. It started with my legs ...

Night Waking With Internal Intense Body Heat?  I have been waking in the night with intense body heat at about 12 or 1 AM every night. This is not night sweats, as I am not sweating and have had night ...

How To Get Restful Sleep  I am a 51 year old woman who has had sleep issues for awhile. I can fall asleep after reading, but I don't sleep restfully. I have gotten into the terrible ...

My Tryst With Insomnia  They say a good nightÕs sleep is like an indulgence. How true! Looking back in time, I remember that my tryst with insomnia began in class ninth or tenth ...

The Insomnia Marathon  How is it possible to go two, three days with no more than 3 or 4 hours of sleep? Well, I've been routinely doing it for months now, and it's getting ...

Hear My Thoughts Really Loud As I Try To Go To Sleep  I really don't know how to explain my situation. I think all the time nonstop but when I am about to go to sleep I can hear my thoughts really loud and ...

7 Year Old Won't Sleep, Needs Us To Check On Her  My 7 year old daughter goes to bed ok 7.30pm but she wants us to keep checking on her every 10 mins, she nods off to sleep but wakes thinking we havnt ...

I Can't Sleep  I am not able to just fall asleep naturally anymore. I am exhausted and I am able to sleep only with a sleeping pill (restoril) every night. I sleep only ...

Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome - (Ask your own DSPS question!)

Attempting A "Fix" For My DSPS  I was diagnosed last week with DSPS. Since then I've been taking Melatonin at night and using light therapy in the morning. At first it was simple and ...

Never Recovered From Jet Lag  This article describes very well the condition I have had for years, recently exacerbated by moving from California to London for a study abroad program ...

Coping With Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome For Over 40 Years  I am a woman, who will soon turn 60 yrs. old. Have had delayed sleep phase syndrome since I moved from the West coast to East Coast, about 40 years ...

Difference Between Delayed Sleep Phase (DSP) & Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome (DSPS)  An informative article , but it falls into the usual "daywalker" trap that DSPS is caused by poor sleep hygiene and bad habits. It can be, but for a ...

Slept Debt Doesn't Work With DSPS  See the paper "Poor Compensatory Function for Sleep Loss as a Pathogenic Factor in Patients with Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome" Uchiyama, et al. (2000) Sleep....

Can DSPS Ever Really Be "Cured"?  My question is, can someone with DSPS ( delayed sleep phase syndrome ) ever really change their schedule successfully?

IÕm 38 years old, and have been ...

I can tell the author of this article does not suffer from DSPS  I have done all of the above many times as I have tried to be in sync with the daytime world. By getting up early and depriving myself of sleep, I find ...

Child with DSPS  Sadly, my 13 year old son was diagnosed with it . We had to set up a special program with the
the school system. If he can't fall asleep until between ...

Delayed Sleep Phase? Tired In The Morning  This sounds a lot like myself. I have to drag myself out of bed and am a zombie until about 1-2pm where I happen to notice I am now fully awake, alert,...

Can't Sleep At The Same Time As My Husband Because Of DSPS  Yet again another night not sleeping. I feel very lonely every night awake and only discovered a few days ago about DSPS . I thought that was just some ...

My Sleep = 3am - 5:30am  I started high school 3 years ago in September, and the first winter I was there, my sleeping patterns changed drastically. I started lying awake in bed ...

Why Cure The Uncurable!?  Hello doctor. Listen, I have read your article, I have suffered from DSPS since I've been 14 (now I'm 25) And so many years of looking for a cure only ...

THIS IS ME ALL OVER!!!  Since age 2, my best hrs. have been 2pm to 12 midnight. My dad worked 2nd shift when I was young, so that's when Mom did her housework. She always let ...

I have N24. My sleep schedule shifts an hour later every day, regardless of treatment  I have N24 {non-24-hour sleep-wake syndrome}. My sleep schedule shifts an hour later every day, regardless of treatment.

Kevin: Can you share how ...

Help Me Wake Up  I am 29 years old with 2 children. I work until midnight so I don't get home til about 12:30 am. I can never go straight to sleep so I usually stay up ...

Is There Something I Can Do For My Delayed Phase Sleep Syndrome?  I am 41 and have delayed phase sleep syndrome. I was born with a natural sleep cycle of 4am to 12 noon. This was confirmed by my mother who informed me ...

This has affected my life for as long as I can remember. I'm 34  It affected my education, my working life... everything.

From infanthood (parents driving me around for ages to get me to sleep) to childhood (parents ...

Why Does Everyone Assume That My Sleep Cycle's Wrong?  I'm on a 2am -2pm 'night time' I will generally sleep for 6-8 hours or so between 2am or 2pm. This is fine for me it genuinely does not bother me in anyway....

Intermittent Sleep And A Doctor Diagnosing DSPS and ADD  Hi, I am a 47 year old woman. From age 18, I can only fall asleep with the t.v. on, when it's quiet I can hear the silence and it sounds like an alarm ...

DSPS: Genetically Inherited?  As far back as I can remember, and even further back than that (according to my mother), I have had what seems to be DSPS. As a toddler and small child,...

Upset & Almost Depressed Since My Sleep Pattern Became 3:30 am - 1:00pm  My sleep pattern has been like this for a little while now, ever since my life has changed in a drastic way. I dont know if that has anything to do with ...

Broken Sleep  I've been told by Stanford sleep that I have delayed sleep phase. Is there anyway to verify this...I think its something else I've been plagued with for ...

Rotating Work Shift and Your Circadian Rhythm  Ok long story made short. How does this apply to someone who works a rotating/swing shift? Does anyone have a solution for that? Your biological clock ...

My Sleep = 2/4am - 9am  I have had a problem with my sleeping for a while now but never known what it was. My mother is very reluctant on taking me to the doctors as she said ...

I Have It  (This visitor-submitted comment refers to this page on delayed sleep phase syndrome )
Things that don't work for it:

-Sleep Debt
Forget it. Your ...

Asleep 3-4 AM to 11-12 AM If I'm Lucky & Nothing To Do In Morning  Wow, I can't believe I didn't see this before. I was surfing Wikipedia this morning when I came across this by accident. It may as well have been written ...

Good 'Nights' Sleep is 3/4am til Midday  Or it would be if I didn't have to get up for work at 6 am. After a day of this I'm whacked, never mind a whole working week. Get home from work, eat, chill ...

I Sleep From 2-4am and 11-3pm  I want to cure this so bad.

Kevin's Answer

Ah, the segmented sleep schedule that's even more unorthodox than the typical delayed sleep phase syndrome ...

Effects of Sleep Deprivation - (Ask your own sleep deprivation question!)

Drug Abuse of the Past Still Urges My Body to Catch Up On Lost Sleep  Although I try to plan to get up early on my free day's, I never succeed. I'll use today as an example: last night I fell asleep around midnight (24.00hr)...

Interstitial Cystitis - A Disease So Horrible You Can't Sleep  I have a disease called interstitial cystitis (IC). This is a bladder condition which is not only painful but causes urinary frequency and urgency which ...

A Warning About Sleep Deprivation  A guy named Mike at my college never gets enough sleep and he's a complete wreck. He likes to yell a lot, and is very irritable, this is because he plays ...

Sleep Deprivation Ruined My High School Years  When I was in high school, I wouldn't get lots of sleep. Cramming for tests, hanging out with my girlfriend, even talking with friends. Sleep deprivation ...

Sleep Apnea - (Ask your own sleep apnea question!)

More Apneas With CPAP Than When Sleeping On Side - What Should I Do?  I'm 36 years-old with a normal BMI that was recently diagnosed with Sleep Apnea after having a Sleep Study done. It seems I may have had this condition ...

Frequent Sleeping  My uncle goes to sleep sometimes unexpectedly (i.e: Watching a movie, playing the game, after cooking dinner etc.) He generally stops breathing after a ...

Headache And Dreams  My doctor is considering a study for me.....I wake from my sleep with a headache and my blood pressure has increased. When I am awake there is not a blood ...

Effectiveness Of Only Maxillary Advancement On OSA  Why does obstruction in nasal breathing cause OSA? Why doesn't the body succeed then in breathing through the mouth, assuming the tongue isn't in the ...

Sleep Aponea - Still Sleepy And Sluggish  I'm a loud snorer and despite having laser on the palette it has failed. I still continue to feel sleepy and sluggish during the day. I thought it was ...

Sleepwalking - (Ask your own sleepwalking question!)

Kicking The Couch  A few years back my husband and I were getting ready for bed when we heard our son grumbling from his room. As we were about to go in to see what was wrong ...

Fully Awake To Somnambulism In Seconds?  Is it possible to enter a somnambulistic state directly from a fully awakened state, in a time of only several seconds?

The subject, a 14-year-old male ...

Moody Sleepwalking?  Apparently I sleepwalk a LOT. My mother and I sleep downstairs (I'm a 16 year old girl) because our dog is very old and needs constant supervision and ...

Sleepwalking Stroll  I got out of bed and walked into my parent's room. My parents thought that was strange because I am 12 and it's my little sister that usually goes into ...

Sleep "Running" (Never Walking)  When I was about 18, I started having my sleep "running" episodes. I have scared the daylights out of a number of people over the years; my parents, college ...

Eyes Wide Shut  My son is 5 years old, sometimes when he wakes up and he is not really awake. His eyes are open but he starts shaking and chattering his teeth like he ...

Sleepwalking Husband  We recently found out that my husband is a sleepwalker. My sister caught him watching TV with shorts on. (He went to bed and woke up in boxers.) He can'...

My Sleepwalking Experience - (Or Retrograde Amnesia?)  I think I was in 3rd or 4th grade. My mom told me I feel asleep onto the couch in the living room. She told me to get up and go to bed. She said I got ...

Is This Sleepwalking?  Why is it that when I fell asleep last night, I woke up without realizing it while I was consecutively breathing hard and shaking with my eyes bright red?...

Sleep Talking - (Ask your own sleep talking question!)

My Girlfriend's Complete Honesty While Sleep Talking  I had a full conversation with my girlfriend whilst she was sleeping. First, she was incoherent and was talking about skateboards, so I woke her up. She ...

Carrying On Full Conversations  My girlfriend and i talk on the phone every night before bed. After we've been talking for a while its usually pretty late, we continue talking carrying ...

Roomate Has Sleeptalking Disorder - Is It Harmful?  I just want to know..if sleep talking can have harmful or dangerous effects?

Kevin: Hey Farah, sleep talking is almost never harmful in any way ...

Anger and Arousal  My wife and I often have conversations while were both asleep. The problems often arise when we
wake up and for no particular reason, one of us may feel ...

Our Son Answers Us When He's Sleeping  Our 11 year old son appears to be a very light sleeper. When my husband goes in to check on him before we go to bed, he often says "Goodnight son" to ...

Sleep Talking, Waking Up And Still Talking Before I Realise What I Am Doing  Hello :)

Well I have a very close relationship with my boyfriend and we can really talk about anything. In the last few months I find myself waking ...

Sleep Talking and Dreaming In Different Languages  Hello- I am a high school psychology teacher. We were discussing sleep and dreaming and a student of mine said that something interesting happened to her....

Shouting In Sleep  I can't actually hear me shouting in my sleep but mam says it's like I'm having arguments all night long.


Kevin: Thanks for writing in Samantha....

Long Conversations At Night While Sleep Talking  My husband tells me that a few times a month, if he wakes up during the night, I am involved in a long conversation. Well, it has the rhythm of a conversation ...

My boyfriend's sleep talk through the ENTIRE night  My boyfriend sleep talks ALL night almost every night. He doesn't mumble, he speaks very clearly just as when he is awake. I can have long conversations ...

Are You More Truthful When You Sleep Talk?  Are you more truthful when you sleep talk ?


Kevin: Interesting question. I can't provide very much evidence or insight on this from what I currently ...

Asleep Conversation  My cousin and I went on holiday together twice. Each time we slept in the same room. On our first holiday together I woke up one night, as my cousin asked ...

Hilarious Sleep Talking - Is It Harmful to Converse?  I have a friend who says hilarious things while sleep talking. We found this out at camp when she sleep talked every night! She sang songs and our favorite ...

Sleep Paralysis - (Ask your own sleep paralysis question!)

Paranormal Or Not?  I'm 16 years old and have often woken up to find myself unable to move or speak. First of all I have been having problems sleeping for months now, where ...

I'm Stuck, I Can't Move, All I Can Do Is Make A Soft Noise  I'm presently twenty years of age and since as far back as I can remember whenever I would wake up from a good night's rest and fall back to sleep I would ...

Four Times In The Same Night, All Of Them Different  I'm 14 yrs. old now. I don't know how to exactly say it but... This sleep paralysis has happened to me, only I'm not afraid of it.

The first time:...

Sleep Paralysis Misdiagnosed As Sleep Apnea  I've been living with sleep paralysis since I was a little girl. But of course at the time I didn't know what was wrong with me -- all I knew was that ...

I Know They Aren't Real  I am a multi-published speculative fiction author and I have a very vivid imagination. When the hallucinations started, I really thought I was losing touch ...

Shadow People and Dark Demonic Entities During Sleep Paralysis  I just made a video about my sp experiences, you can see it at YouTube.com/barnabusdonn {Kevin: I've also embedded Barney's video just below} ....here ...

Evil Presence In The Room  I had another episode last night. Now that I am 36 they happen less often. My mind wakes up but my body cannot move. The air in the room feels different,...

Increasing Frequency of Sleep Paralsis  I have had a few experiences with SP as a teenager but never frequent enough to really cause me to notice. Most of my unusual dreams at the time had ...

Anyone else hear the buzzing?  I don't know that I've ever had sleep paralysis happen at night. Maybe once or twice in the morning. But when I experience it the most is when I take naps ...

Weird Dream-like State Right After Sleep Onset  Occasionally (a few times per year) after what seems like only minutes after going to bed I will have an intense sensation (I assume a dream-state) of ...

Wiggle your toes...  I get sleep paralysis pretty often and have stopped being freaked out by it. When I realize what's happening I just slowly start trying to wiggle my ...

Sleep paralysis, lucid dreaming, and hypnopompic imagery  I am 34 years old, and I have been experiencing sleep paralysis / lucid dreaming / hypnopompic imagery episodes for over 20 years. Years ago I was ...

My Sleep Paralysis - Panic and Trouble Breathing Before Learning To Relax  I get Sleep Paralysis from time to time. In most cases, for some reason I get it when I'm trying to go to sleep when I'm not tired. I have experienced ...

SP Happens To Me All The Time... Using Prayer To Overcome The Fear!  Hi there. I experience sleep paralysis on a relatively regular basis. Most of the time, my body just becomes paralysed while my mind is fully alert, and ...

Thought I Was Alone In This!  I am doing research on sleep disorders for my psychology class and came upon one of the stories posted here. It was exactly what had happened to me only ...

Can't Move, Can't Talk, Can't SCREAM...Im Scared To Sleep!  My Name is Meghan. I have been experiencing episodes that I now think I can link to sleep paralysis . I have yet to figure out if I'm actually dreaming ...

Just Discovering What's Been Up Lately With Me - Sleeping Paralysis  I think I have been experiencing sleep paralysis since I was 5 years old--at least that is the earliest episode I can remember. I was laying in my bed,...

Scared to Sleep   I consider myself a normal 42 yr. old female, other than my lack of healthy and restful sleep. I have suffered from Sleep Paralysis since I was 15 yrs....

Sleep Paralysis: ALL OF MY LIFE!!!  I am a 26 year old male. I have been fighting with sleep paralysis since I was 5 years old.

In my search for answers I began researching the web. I ...

Confused and Paralyzed During Dreams While Waking Up  I don't know how to explain it, but a few times I have dreamt that I am laying there awake and paralyzed or keep going in and out of dreams, but I don'...

Is Sleep Paralysis Linked To Sleep Apnoea?  What a great site!! I've just been reading about Sleep Paralysis and it mentions Narcolepsy . I'll have a look at that, but it's actually Sleep Apnoea ...

A Man In The Doorway  I'm 17 currently, but the very first time sleep paralysis happened to me was last year, while I was still 16.

I woke up randomly, and was frozen....

Important Question For You Guys - PLEASE Read & Respond  So after reading these & writing a post - its obvious that we're all having the same thing going on. Growing up - my favorite movies ever were (and still ...

Napping On The Couch  When I was in my early 20's (before children) and I had some free time in the afternoons, I liked to take naps on the couch. On several occasions, I would ...

Do I Have This?  I have a feeling that I may have this , I think I've actually had it for years and just thought it was normal, horrible but normal.

ItÕs a very strange ...

Red Eyed Demon  I have suffered sleep paralysis before just after i had my baby due to sleep deprivation i think!

I kept thinking there was a ghost in my room and ...

Thank God I Found This  I'll write more tomorrow because I'm too exhausted at the moment. I'm petrified to sleep - it's getting worse & worse every single night - harder & harder ...

Unseen Demonic Force Attacked Me!  I am a strong Christian i have a deep realtionship with God and offen have mystical experiences this one was terrible. it was during the day i felt weak ...

Freaked Out  I believe I suffer from Sleep Paralysis . Every night right before I'm about to go to sleep everything slowly fades darker then it already is, it feels ...

Witch Next To Me  I normally sleep next to my spouse as usual and had a very strange experience as this has never happened to me before ...

Woke up around 3pm and noticed ...

Alien Abduction  I had been sleeping most of the day that day, and so i didn't fall asleep until around 230 only to wake up at 3:13 to realize that i had just had a really ...

Aimless (A Movie About Sleep Paralysis)  THE MYTH

It is not hard to see why demons, devils, and other beasties of the night have been blamed for these nocturnal 'attacks'. Virtually all cultures ...

ATTACK of the DEMONS - Sleep Paralysis Throughout Cultures  Surprisingly, though, is the consistency of such reports made by societies and cultures with no previous knowledge of each other or their lore. The main ...

One Of The Scariest Moments In My Life  Last night, I drove home from my Holiday break. It was about an 8 hour drive and I had an overload of Caffeine. When I went to bed, I was very tired. Before ...

Sleep Paralysis Serious As A Heart Attack  I've had these sleep paralysis episodes more than a few times. You can't seem to move even after trying to force yourself. Once it felt as if something ...

Frightening! Body Lifting Out Of Bed  I am 15 years old and have always had trouble getting to sleep straightaway. I have experianced sp before.. it is a horrible experiance. Last night i experianced ...

Being Held Down (Terrifying)  I have had too many episodes of s/p to remember them all, however my most recent episode was two nights ago as i was drifting off to sleep, suddenly ...

"Help!" I Layed Down and Can't Get Up!!"  It is a Christmas scene. The house has a gloves and cinnamon aroma, Christmas paper, scotch tape and unwrapped gifts lie on the floor while a blinking ...

Am I The Only One Who Enjoys Sleep Paralysis?  Hi There!

My name is Christina, I'm 30 years old and I have had sleep paralysis episodes since I was 14 years old. They first started a couple of ...

I'm Scared To Sleep Sometimes  I always thought something was wrong with me, when I would go to sleep and all of a sudden I open my eyes and I hear noises and everything looks how it ...

Strange Sleeping Experiences  Hi All,

I've had these strange experiences for years but I really thought that they were either stress related or it was just something supernatural ...

How Do I Tell My Parents?  One week ago I experience a sleep paralysis, at first I thought it was a nightmare or it was pressure from my school work until I kept getting it often....

Work Nights  I have experienced this frequently. Interesting to now know why...@ times I have been awake and unable to move. My kids and husband would think I was ...

Waking Up To Find Myself Completely Paralyzed  The other day, after coming home from work, I decided to take a quick nap but when awaking from my nap I could not move, speak, or barely breathe! I was ...

Dreaming/Awake...Trapped!  I remember most of my dreams, and they are usually harmless. The is the 1st time I've experienced this type of dream, what I am calling a nightmare. I ...

Really Tired, So Pleased I Saw This Site And I'm Not Alone  I am 32 years old and for the last 6 months have had nightmares every night. They wake me up all through the night, sometimes my heart is racing so fast ...

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....

Interesting Enough To Write This...  My story of sleep paralysis... Fell asleep on the couch watching a movie, woke up at 1:00 am was very sleepy walking to bedroom, but when i laid down in ...

Can't....Move....Ahh!  One night I was sleeping in at a relatives house. Since there wasn't an extra bed, I slept in the living room beside the kitchen and the balcony. In other ...

Just Happened  I thought it may have been a ghost. I was having a really bad dream. Only to wake up to an extreme pressure on my back. I tried to scream but I couldn'...

Wind-Like Paralysis - What Happened To Me!?  My name is Kaitlin, I am 15 years old and I am from Australia. Last night I woke up at almost 1:00am. I turned on my light, sat up and checked the time ...

Very Interesting Sleep Paralysis Experience  My name is Joe, I just had my second experience with Sleep Paralysis last night. I remember having a similar experience several months ago but I didn'...

Normal Scenery In My Sleep Paralysis  I have sleep paralysis sometimes frequently..but have not had it in a while... Maybe in about 8 months....This morning I had it... It seemed as though ...

I had no idea what sleep paralysis was!  My name is Hannah. I am at the age of 15 and I have experienced sleep paralysis twice. The fist time it happened to me was when I was 13 years old and ...

Wrestling With The Unseen - My Body Falling Asleep But My Mind 100% Awake  A story of sleep paralysis | Read more stories here

One Sunday afternoon on a bright beautiful day, I went in my bedroom to get some comfortable ...

Not Able To Scream, Not Able To Move!!  I started having such thing from last 3-4 years. I am 26 now. Sometimes when I sleep I get a dream, then my mind will tell me that its just a dream and ...

It happens to me all the time... But I'm not scared anymore!  Hi there. I experience sleep paralysis on a relatively regular basis. Most of the time, my body just becomes paralysed while my mind is fully alert, and ...

Bleeding Walls, And Conversations With The Devil In Black  For a long period of time I was very stressed and unhappy with my life. During this period of time very often I would wake up completely immobile , and ...

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

Terrifying Experiences of ASP  I experience ASP ( admin: awareness during sleep paralysis ) on a somewhat regular basis and I'd truly like to understand it more. It's made my sleep ...

Frozen and SCARED to Sleep!!  It has happened a few times I am asleep, and I have these dreams that I am fighting a very strong force. I can't really move it's too strong, it pulls ...

I Know I'm Awake  I was sleeping at a friend's house that I had never been to. We were planning on holding a paranormal investigation because of some strange goings on ...

Sleep Paralysis Room......  I'm not sure if it's common to have constant paralysis in one room, but I've lived in this house for 10 years. The first I heard of it was when me and ...

30 Years Of Sleep Paralysis  Since 1978 I have had about 70 or 80 episodes of sleep paralysis . The first occurred while I was napping at my job. I worked a split shift so I had some ...

The Endless Dream That I Could Not Awake From  This is not the frist time this has happened to me--it started when I was a young child. I went to sleep last night at 10:05. I don't know what happened ...

I Try To SCREAM But Can't!  I have experienced sleep paralysis from time to time since I was 13 years old, most often when I do not get enough sleep or am extremely tired when I ...

Interesting - What Causes Sleep Paralysis?  I experienced sleep paralysis twice so far. The first time it was a little scary just because I was like "WTF dude, I am totally unable to move". But ...

SP - It's So Scary  Hello, My name is Gloria and I'm 17. When I first experienced SP I was 15 and I was sleeping next to my mother due to family staying at my house. As ...

Knowing What Causes Sleep Paralysis Helps Me Get Out Of It Faster  I have never been to a doctor or anything for sleep paralysis but I know that I have it because it has happened to me plenty of times. I usually have music ...

What Do You Hear During Sleep Paralysis?  Kevin's Response: Hey Hue, thanks for the question. What people hear during an episode of sleep paralysis varies completely, from nothing at all to terrifying,...

My Experiences With Sleep Paralysis  I have been having problems with Sleep Paralysis as long as I can remember. I am 29 years old, in good health, with low stress, and a good sleep pattern....

Mortal Fear  A Sleep Paralysis Story
I woke up...and I heard a witch who was repeating that: "You can't wake up, I'm going to kill you..". I was trying to move,...

Two Sleep Paralysis Experiences In The Same Night  It was a normal day and this was the first time it ever happened to me. I didn't do anything out of routine. I went to sleep that night at about 10:30 ...

I Thought I Was Dead  In my dream there was a set up to my being frozen; it's like my body knew I was about to experience sleep paralysis . The events aren't relevant until ...

Sleep Terrors - (Ask your own sleep terror question!)

Cluster Episodes Of Sleep Terrors With Injuries  I am a 29 y/o female that has been having sleep issues for approx. 8 years. My terrors seem to come in clusters. I will go for quite awhile without having ...

20 Month Old Baby Son Has Been Having Sleep Terrors For Months  My son has been having sleep terrors on and off for the past 6 months or so. The last few have lasted about 20 minutes. Is there a way that I can wake ...

3 Sleep Terror Experiences I've Been Told About  the 1st I know of was in my bed at my parents. I dreamt there were 2 men in my doorway. One of them stepped closer to me. I felt trapped in my covers. My ...

Adult Night Terrors: Experiencing Phobic Episodes  I'm a 27-year-old woman. I share a bed with my boyfriend. Every so often I am jolted awake and I see an imagined spider in the room. I am terribly phobic ...

Severe Sleep Terrors At Irregular Intervals And Increasing Intensity  Hi I am Simon,

My first night terror occurred in my early teens. The previous night I was sharing a bunk bed with my brothers and they all decided ...

Sleep Terrors When I Was 4 and 8, Now 17 and Fear Sleep  I had night terrors when i was 4 and 8 when I moved from house to house. About 6 to 10 episodes that i know of but my parents don't tell me when i get ...

Screaming All Night! Scared Or Angry?  My whole family is telling me I screamed last night, but I don't remember a thing.

I remember waking up feeling weird, like I wasn't rested, but don'...

Scream In Sleep 5-6 Nights Per Week  I often scream during a dream during the first few hours of sleep. The scream awakens me, often my wife reassures me, and I fall back to sleep. I have ...

SLEEP TERRORS IN OUR 3 YEAR OLD, EVERY DAY FOR SEVERAL WEEKS  MY HUSBAND AND I HAVE BEEN DEALING WITH OUR SON ADAM'S SLEEP TERRORS FOR AT LEAST 18 MONTHS. HE IS TURNING 4 IN JANUARY. WATCHING HIM GO THROUGH THESE ...

Recurring Sleep Terrors  Hello. Two nights in succession this week I have sat bolt upright in the middle of the night screaming. They seen to be blood curdling screams; really ...

My 8 Yr Old Son Has Approx Two Night Terror Episodes A Month   My 8 yr old son has approx two night terror episodes a month. He wakes, runs around, wide eyed and terrified. Heart rate and breathing rapid. After 5 ...

Frequent Night Terrors With Sleep Paralysis  I have had night terrors all my life, many of the times they are your "normal night terrors", but some of the times when I start waking up from an episode,...

Sleep Terrors in Clumps  I am an adult female, 56 yrs old, experiencing sleep terrors more frequently during times of extreme stress, yet sometimes experiencing them for no apparent ...

Sleep Terrors: When I Sleep I Dream Of Demons   The following is a visitor-submitted story of a sleep terror experience | Read more stories here

When I sleep I dream of demons. Demons in little ...

Sleep Terrors In My 5 Year Old Child  Events are rare - once every 3 to 4 months sometimes occur few weeks of one another, then not a gain for months. Notice it happens when she has a cold ...

Relating To Someone Who Experiences Sleep Terrors Every Night  It seems that the people that do these studies in fact do not suffer from these episodes...if they did they would understand just how truly terrifying ...

Are My Night Visions Night Terrors?  I am a 59 Y.O female and for the past few years have been having what I call night visions. In the past few weeks they have increased to the point of ...

Sleep Terrors 4 Times In One Night  My boyfriend and I have been together for about 1 year now. I've been having trouble sleeping due to the fact I wake up from hearing him scream and scared ...

My Baby Is Having Sleep Terrors...  My son, who is 1 yr. old now, has had sleep terrors since his 3rd month. At first it occurred only once a month, now it is more frequent, twice a month....

My Son Has Sleep Terrors Every Couple Days  My son is 6 years old. About 4 weeks ago he started doing weird things in his sleep. The first night he got out of bed, went to his bathroom and was trying ...

Sleep Abnormalities & Terrors Since I Was A Child!!  Hi, I have suffered with night terrors for as long as I can remember (I am 33 now). The abnormalities range from sleepwalking, sleep talking/shouting, actual ...

Sleep Terrors: 14 And Still Going On...   I had sleep terrors quite frequently when I was a kid but I have them less often now, so what is the chance they will go away into adult hood? And also ...

Narcolepsy - (Ask your own narcolepsy question!)

Only Narcolepsy?? Wimps...lol...  Hi all,

I have Bipolar disorder and Clinical depression along with my Narcolepsy and Sleep Apnea. Fortunately my doctors are good communicators. They ...

Quality Of Life With Narcolepsy  Hi,
I'm a 55 year old male and was diagnosed with Narcolepsy at about 45 although I can now put 2 and 2 together and realize I've had some symptoms ...

Learning I Had Narcolepsy - Movies Are Made Of This!  A few years ago, whilst driving, I was suddenly jolted back to reality - I had apparently fallen asleep at the wheel and thankfully awoken just in time ...

I Think I May Have Narcolepsy  I being a student also have excessive sleepiness during day time. I thought it is due to the classes I am attending the whole day. But then when I suffered ...

From An Active Life To The Back Seat  I had never heard of Narcolepsy , and was just enjoying my life and my work in all kinds of places all over the world and have been doing this for the ...

Childhood Sleep Disorders - (Ask your own childhood sleep question!)

My Daughter's Sleep Issues Then Behavior Issues  My daughter is 6yr. Ever since i can remember she doesn't like to sleep. Falling asleep is the main issue, but she often wakes up, mutiple times in the ...

My Daughter Cannot Sleep Alone, She Is Now 13  My daughter has such anxiety about sleeping alone, she panics every time we "make" her sleep by herself. When she finally falls asleep with someone lying ...

My 5 year old son wakes up at night shaking  I'm really puzzled by his sleep disorder, the first times he woke up throwing up and shaking, now he just wakes up and he heaves and moans shaking like ...

My Son's Sleep Problems, With ADHD  My son who is now 9 has always had a hard time getting to sleep, since he could walk we would find him sleeping in several different places every night....

My Son's Constant Awakenings and Aggressive Behavior  My son is 7 years old and ever since I can remember, he has had difficulty falling asleep. He always asks my husband and I to lay with him to go to sleep ...

My Three-Year-Old Son Has Never Slept Through The Night  My son has always been a light sleeper and has always woken up at least 2-4 times a night. He is three years old. As a result of his lack of sleep he is ...

My Son's Mild Sleep Apnea  My son had a sleep study that showed 16 episodes in one hour. After removing his tonsil & adenoids and a new sleep study, we are down to 2-5 episodes an ...

Baby Is An Extremely Light Sleeper  It seems that my 10 week old baby wakes to every noise during the day when I put her down for naps. At night, she seems to be able to sleep through most ...

My 6-Year-Old Daughter Has Insomnia  My daughter has been a poor sleeper since she was born. As a baby, she would not sleep for longer than 20 minutes most days. She would wake every 2 hours ...

My Daughter's Sleep Disturbances  My daughter is 5 years old and is not sleeping restfully therefore is very tired all the time and is very naughty because of it. She has had a problem ...

3 Year-Old's Difficulty Transitioning From Wake to Sleep And Sleep to Wake When Very Tired or Overstimulated  My 3 year-old son has never been a "great" sleeper, but I have managed to keep his sleep time within the realm of what children his age should be getting....

My 7 Year Old Daughter Can Not Stay Asleep At Night  For years my daughter has struggled with staying asleep, which I take full responsibility for. As a single parent for her first three years I would always ...

My Son Only Sleeps On Average 1 1/2-2 Hours In Blocks  Hello,

My son is 5 1/2 and I can't count on one hand how many nights he's been able to sleep through the night. He has several allergies which makes ...

Baby Boy Doesn't Sleep At All And Screams Through Whole Night  My best friend's baby boy rarely sleeps at night. It only started about 5 months ago. He only turned 1 this month. She never gets a good nights rest. On ...

Granddaughter's Sleep Disorder?   My 4 year old granddaughter has had 3 episodes of waking but not being able to fully wake, urinating, eyes rolling back and very dilated, and not being ...

8 Month Old Doesn't Sleep...  My eight month old has a lot of trouble sleeping. I chart his sleep, and it comes out to about 6 hours a day. He rarely sleeps more than 15 minutes at ...

Sleep Terrors In My 7-Year-Old Daughter  My daughter is 7 years old. For the last 2 weeks she has been waking up with night terrors . She leaps up crying and sweating, teeth chattering and asking ...

My Daughter's Insomina - Can't Fall Asleep By Herself  I have a 10 year old daughter that was diagnosed with Idiopathic Insomnia when she was 6. She has great trouble falling sleep at night and wakes up quite ...

My 7 Year Old Moans All Night  Hi there, My 7 yr old has bad or "scary" dreams every night within the first hour of sleep. He is often distressed, crying and irrational but can be consoled ...

My Child, Since Birth, Has Never Slept Through The Night  My child, since birth, has never slept through the night and still at 2 and a half takes almost 2 hours to fall asleep every single night.

I would like ...

7 Years Old Little Girl  My daughter sleepwalks and has night terror since she was a baby. She worths now she does bothes, now she doesn't want room and sleeps with me and now ...

My two year old daughter wakes up every night laughing and rocking....  My daughter is two and a half years old and just recently we weaned her off of her pacifier. Ever since then she will wake up every night normally around ...

My Son Claims That He Has Nightmares - What To Do  This began 2 years ago, after we transitioned him to a toddler bed. At first, he would walk to our room and wake me up to ask for juice or water. I then ...

6 Year Old Wakes Up Between 4 & 5:30am EVERY DAY - Normal?  Hello,

My 6 year old son is a very bright and active child. However, he has struggled with sleep since he was an infant, and now at the age of 6, he ...

SIx-Plus Years Of Sleep Apnea And Surgeries  My son has had sleep apnea since 3 months old. He has had five surgeries on adenoids that keep growing back. The most recent ENT we saw a few months ago ...

My Son Can't Sleep Through The Night  My husband and I are having a hard time with our 21 month old. He had a traumatic birth but has been healthy since then with the exception of sleep. Even ...

All Nighters For My 7-Year-Old Child  Hello, hope you are well. My child every couple of weeks will have one to two all nighters where he can't sleep and sometimes acts very hyper. There was ...

My Daughter's Inability to Sleep Through the Night  I truly appreciate reading about other families' experiences on this site to simply know we are not alone. Our daughter, now nearly 8 yrs. old, is still ...

My Son's Sleep Problem Sent Him To The Hospital  My 7 year old son talks, screams, and sits up in his sleep. Last week in the middle of the night he fell into the wood frame on his bed and was rushed ...

My Son's Sleeping At School Problems  I have a 7 year old son, who for years now, just will not go to sleep at bedtime. He finds it extremely hard to even stay still, let alone relax in his ...

My Child Simply Will Not Sleep!!  My son who just turned 4 was diagnosed with autism at the age of 2. He refuses to sleep! It takes several hours for him to settle down enough to go to ...

Last One Asleep, First One Awake  My 5yr old son is so "wired" at bedtime and can't seem to relax enough to fall asleep until nearly midnight every night. My husband and I are exhausted ...

My Daughter's Nightime Distress  I am trying to determine if my 5-year-old is having night terrors or some other middle of the night issue. Her problem is similar to what I have read about ...

My Son's Excessive Daytime Sleepiness  My son is seven years old. He has difficulty falling asleep at night and gets very "wound up" at bed time. We have tried being very consistent with bedtime ...

My Daughter Doesn't Sleep  My 5-year-old daughter has been having sleep issues since the day she was born. I accredit part of her difficulty sleeping to the fact that she was in ...

My Daughter Snores Loudly  Not only does she snore loudly though, she also sometimes stops breathing for a second.

I'm worried. What should I do? Kevin's Answer Hi there, I'm ...




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We made this site as a call to action for people all over the world to live healthier, happier, safer, and more productive lives by learning about their own sleep. We have faith that reading the information provided on this site will motivate you to be smart about your sleep deprivation and strategic about your alertness in order to live life to your fullest, most energetic potential.

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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.

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