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Sleep Terror, Only Happened Once Before, But Not As Bad As This....

by Wendy Worrall
(Stockport, UK)

I dreamt that I was lying in bed on my back. I was chatting to my Mum on the telephone, when I had the sudden feeling that something was pressing down on my chest, harder and harder.

I couldn't breath or speak, to let her know that something was wrong. The room was in darkness, but I could just about make out some kind of "Shadow" above me.

As a last ditch attempt to make a noise, I must have shouted out in my dream, but what really freaked me out, was that I woke up to hear myself shouting. I turned onto my side and for some reason, didn't dare open my eyes and my heart was racing.

I hope not to have another episode like this, it was really frightening. I had to investigate this on the internet and can't believe how much I can relate to this information.

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Oct 26, 2014
Possible Sleep Paralysis
by: Kevin

Hi Wendy, Thanks for sharing your story. A few things you mention--like weight on your chest, being unable to breathe and speak, and seeing a shadow--are consistent with an episode of sleep paralysis.

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