Sleep paralysis

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  1. caniacpack

    caniacpack New Member

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    So, I just became conscious during REM sleep, I could feel my eyes banging back and forth and my body was paralyzed. Ever happen to anyone else?

    I tried to induce a lucid dream, but was unsuccessful, so I just waited until I was able to move again.
  2. thadood

    thadood I Am The Black Wizards

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    Haven't had it happen, but I've heard of it. I can't recall if it's common or not, or whether or not it's bad.

    Damn, I'm going to have to look it up. I remember knowing why it happened..
  3. ivanolo

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    I think something like this happened to me once. I was paralyzed and scared shitless, but I kept fighting it until, eventually, I snapped out of it. Indeed, one of the most horrible experiences I've had.
  4. Pope John

    Pope John the most modest.

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    last night i had the worst dream ive ever had followed by the best dream i've ever had. it was a night for setting records i guess.
  5. Torx

    Torx Indigenous Nudist

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    thats badass!!
    sounds like a horrid experience though waking up half asleep and not being able to move..

    but i'll tell you whats scary as well..
    waking up with your arm asleep(sleeping on it, cutting circulation) and you're slinging it lifelessly around trying to wake it up.. frantic thinking your arm is permanently dead... iv woken up several times like that and scared me.
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    do you guys think any serious damage can occur from your limbs losing circulation while you're sleeping? because i wake up with my arms asleep pretty much every day... haven't experienced any problems personally. but kinda worried something might happen later on. like muscular dystrophy or something....
  7. mistawiskas

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    I think I've awoken with something like arms, legs asleep all the time for many decades. So far, nothing is damaged from it.
  8. Lord Kain

    Lord Kain Keeper of the Timeline Staff Member

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    Well, when you're in REM state, your body is paralyzed and that's natural. It's a mechanism in your brain that shuts down every muscle except your facial muscles.

    So what he experienced is normal. You're just unaware of it usually because not everybody tries lucid dreaming :)
  9. Sparky

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    Hasn't happened to me, but I gave a friend some morning glories and he woke up at 4:00 and couldn't move, yet had to pee. Needless to say, he pissed himself because he couldn't move.
  10. Cr@cKpiPe tE@sEr noOb!

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    I've had it happen a couple of times and it scares the crap out of me. I can control my breathing though so I start to breath as hard as possible to kind of disturb my body awake and it usually works.
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    Wait, now that I think about it, it has happened to me. Its only happens when I fall asleep on the couch though.
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    How scary would it be to envision that as how death is.
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    not too scary. just really, really boring.
  14. czechrboard tassia

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    My mom came to wake me up one morning because we were running late for work (I carpool with her when Im home) and I didn't realize that my leg was asleep when I jumped out of bed. I set that sucker on the floor and it crumpled under me. So, thinking that I must have tripped, grabbed my dresser and tried to take another step only to fall flat on my face a second time.

    Muscular dystophy? Idk. Extreme crazy falling disease? yes.
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    My right arm has been asleep lately after waking up.. I'm sleeping on my roommates couch til next month so it's not the most comfortable way to sleep.

    Anyway, my forearm and wrist have been hurting really bad because of it. I think carpal tunnel? I hope not.

    As for being aware you're in REM sleep and not being able to move, I've had that happen numerous times. It can be a very scary experience.
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    Not totally related, but a guy I know who is/was an alcoholic drank so much he passed out for a full day on his arm. When he woke up he had killed the circulation for so long that he caused nerve damage and could barely do simple functions with his hand. I'm pretty sure it scared him sober which is good, but what a shitty thing to happen.
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    hans5849 Serious as a heart attack

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    When we would go to Bears games and leave at 6am then I would go to sleep in the back of the RV it would happen. I hated that shit it freaked me out and it was hard to breathe.
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    Can't these be considered night terrors? I remember Torx, you made a thread not too long ago about a night terror you had and how scary it was. About 3 weeks ago i experienced this sleep paralysis/night terror for the first time (or at least as long as I can remember). Basically, it was one of the scariest experiences I've ever had. My girlfriend's dorm room was dark and I was sleeping on the floor because her bed is really small this year. But a terrible feeling came over me after I woke up to find myself semi-conscious and paralyzed, like something was on the brink of coming out of the darkness. I felt my girlfriend sort of wriggle herself out of her bed, lean down into my face and say, "I want you to get me", but the whole time I couldn't actually see her doing it. At this point, I was scared shitless and the only thing I could do was moan really loud in an attempt to wake my girlfriend up to wake me up. It finally worked and she heard it and shook me awake. She said when she woke up and looked at me, my arm was extended towards her.
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    i can tell you, that last night i had a horrible feeling of dread and just paranoia when i woke up and realized what was going on. in fact, when i could move again, i didn't want to open my eyes out of fear of what would "be there" when i opened them.
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