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The Smell Of Death During Sleep Paralysis

by Yelena

Hi, I'm so thrilled that I've found out I'm not the only one who suffers of this... Please, sorry for my funny english, I'm from Russia.

I started to have SP attacks when I was 17. I don't know if it's connected, but that was a period when I suddenly lost one very important person in my life, and I was suffering a lot. In that period I had them like every night, for few times, that was a real torture. No one and nothing could help me. Then I started to sleep with my mom (I know it sounds embarrassing) but that helped me for a while...

Now I'm 25 and it is happening sometimes, but not so often. I had a lot of terrifying and fantastic experiences, sometimes it feels like I'm out of my body, and I've learned how to control it and enjoy it, but sometimes I had bad hallucinations, and even a feeling like my head hurts terrible, so much that I'm going to die (after waking up, pain was gone)... I'll tell you the most scary one of all.

I fell asleep and I started to feel that SP is going to happen (I already know when it is happening). I felt that something was pressuring me, I was sleeping on my stomach. I felt like I couldn't breath, but suddenly I felt the most horrible and terrifying smell in my life. I started to panic, I could see my whole room, of course I couldn't call for help or to move. Then I felt someone's arms around me, like it is trying to kill me. The smell was so intensive that I thought - that's how people smell when they are dead. In one moment I moved just one part of my hand and catch that creature for hand, and I felt like it's finger fall off and stayed in my hand. Then I started to pray and woke up.

Today I had SP for like 10 times in a row, so I decided to search about it. I didn't know the term of it, but I found this page and I feel much better because I know I'm not the only one!

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Aug 22, 2016
Sleep paralysis NEW
by: Marcus L

I too suffer from this :( unfortunately my experiences are never good. I always smell a rotten smell in my dreams, and this tells me I am about to have an episode of sleep paralysis. My worst was, I woke lying on my back and looking at my bedroom door. My eyes open and I could see my door handle slowly opening. The door opened and my dead grandmother slowly walked through the door, over to my bed and then screamed in my face for what seemed like forever. I could smell her and even feel her breath in my face. I also frequently wake around 5 to 10 times in a night in s.p episode, but I also get it when I'm falling back to sleep as well. I really need help !

Jun 10, 2018
Me too 😕 NEW
by: Vk

I just experienced it yesterday.. i was in middle of the sp and i could smell something more like faeces smell.. it was very strong.. i was shouting for help and as usual no one could hear 😒.. sp is something im familiar since young age.. but this smell was for the first time..

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