The following is a visitor-submitted question or story. For more, you can submit your own sleep story here, or browse the collection of experiences and questions other visitors have shared here.

Something Is Trying To Enter My Body, Since I Was A Little Boy

by Leonard
(Croatia)

I have had these sleep paralysis experiences all my life...since I was a child. But somehow, I was newer scared or terrified because of that. Yes it was, and still is annoying, somehow scary experience, but I was/am always able to fight back and repel that "attack".


And, I must say that experience looks/feels exactly like that - as an spirito-enegetic attack/some kind of violation.

There is no other way to describe it.

I honestly don't know if this is something good or bad, but in my guts I feel that I should fight back and never give in. It is more sinister to me in its appearance than benevolent, so I treat it that way.

I experimented few times with "giving in" (just letting myself go), and It was not pleasant.

I had experience like I am being lifted in the air and being spanned violently around...

I will share few interesting observations that my shade additional light, and ad to the overall pool of information that one can find here.

1. Contrary to the majority of testimonies here, I was/am newer paralyzed when I have that experiences. Why? I don't quite know.

The episodes are happening exactly as with majority of people here; prior to falling to sleep. They are very vivid, very violent and very sudden...but the moment they start, I am able to regain full control of my body at moment's notice (if I want to). I think that have something to do with the fact that I am dealing with that kind of experiences all my life (very often), and somehow I have gain instinctive control of that awake/sleep border state, which gives me enough confidence to fight/deal with that without fear.

2. The type of attacks that I experience have changed over time. First I had intense experience of something trying to enter into me through my abdomen. I will suddenly hear loud voices, screams, unsettling whispers and strange hissing (snake like) sounds. My perception was always of multiple entities circling around my body, and I instinctively felt that there is some kind of hierarchy among them. Majority of that entities seems like some kind of support to a main "Bos-like" entity which was/is trying to violate me/enter in to me.

For decades, it was always abdomen.

Nowdays it is from the back. Sometimes I feel like someone is pressing its body against my back and tries to enter into me, and sometimes like he/it is putting its arms around me, and than tries to merge with me...

The very act of "entering" will send currents of intense nerve energy all over my body, and my fighting back, will ease that sensation.

I have to mark, that protecting my abdomen was much easier, than protecting my back. I can still repeal the attack, but it will take me more time and effort.

But As scary as it sounds, I was/am always able to win the fight. I will forcefully, mentally order all of them to back off, occasionally utter some prayers, and contract my abdomen...and that was enough. I also have strange ability of opening/shut down my minds-eye (no other way to describe it), and control the visual sensation accompanying the entire experience. If I somehow "let go" I will usually "see" unsettling shapes and strange forms moving around me...scary faces, etc...

But if I keep my "minds-eye" closed, the shapes will randomly flash - here and there- but it will be less unsettling - which I prefer.

The moment all of the fuss will end, I will effortlessly fall asleep.

3. Since I travel a lot, and sleep in different places (on occasions in different continents), experiences have followed me all over the place. So, I am sure that this has nothing to do with the place where I sleep, but with the person itself.

The intensity and quality of experience is unchanged.

4. I like to sleep, have pleasant dreams, and have no trouble falling into the sleep. Ever.

I have no anxieties regarding above experiences whatsoever (although they are quite intense, and unsettling...when they occur).

If it means anything; I am healthy, have never used drugs, don't smoke or drink, I live healthy life...had strong spiritual urges/inclinations my all life. I believe in Jesus, and trying my best to live pure, strong life.

Regards,

Leonard

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Sleep Paralysis Stories.




Enjoy this page? Please help us pay it forward to others who would find it valuable by Liking, Sharing, Tweeting, Stumbling, and/or Voting below.

About This Site

Welcome! This site is continuously being created by students of Dr. William C. Dement's Sleep And Dreams course at Stanford University.

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.

In fact, we challenge you to do so! What do you say, are you up for the challenge?


A Note On Visitor-Submitted Questions:

Publishing sleep stories and questions from our visitors is meant to create a forum for open and proactive dialogue about an extremely important portion of our lives (one that occupies 1/3 of it and affects the other 2/3) that isn't talked about enough. It is not meant to substitute a trip to the doctor or the advice of a specialist. It's good to talk; it is not good to avoid consulting someone who's profession it is to help you with this kind of stuff.

If you are in any way concerned about your sleep health, don't wait for an answer on here, and don't necessarily rely on them. See a sleep specialist in your area as soon as possible.

More Questions:

Ask | Answer

The Stanford Sleep Book

Stanford Sleep Book Picture

Dr. Dement's pioneering textbook has been the core text for Sleep and Dreams since 1980, but it has just recently been made available to the wider public for the first time.

In it you'll find a more detailed account of the most important things you need to know about sleep, alertness, dreams, and sleep disorders. Studies, statistics, plus plenty of Dr. Dement's classic anecdotes painting the history of sleep medicine.

Preface | Intro | Contents | Get A Copy

More Sleep Resources

The Zeo

A revolution in personal sleep tracking, the Zeo is a wireless headband that transmits your brainwaves in realtime to a dock (pictured here) or your smartphone. The result? You can wake up and see exactly what stages of sleep you were in during the night! Unprecedented personalized sleep knowledge.

Sleep Paralysis: A Dreamer's Guide

Sleep Paralysis Treatment Book

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.

Important Disclaimer

Please Note:

The information found on this page and throughout this site is intended for general information purposes only. While it may prove useful and empowering, it is NOT intended as a substitute for the expertise and judgments of healthcare practitioners.

For more info, see our
Terms of Use.