about 6 yrs ago i had laid down on my couch after a work-out and fell asleep. a short time later i woke up, but i was unable to move. i lay there completely paralyzed. i couldn’t even talk. my eyes were open, i saw the room, i heard my tv, but i couldn’t budge. i was extremely scared, and nervous. i remember screaming in my head, i remember trying to shake myself out of this state but i couldn’t. i had watched a show about sleep paralysis 3 days earlier, and this was my the only reason that i stayed rational in all this. the reason i’ve listed this question here, is because sleep paralysis has been linked to the “alien abduction” feeling.
it was quite scary, a feeling of impending doom surrounded me, and right before i was finally able to get up i felt like there was a presence in the room w/me, and i started to see grey figures. the only thing that kept me sane was the knowledge that i was having a “waking dream” i.e. sleep paralysis.
has anyone else experienced this? did you know of sleep paralysis when this happened to you, or did you go through it ignorant of it?
Tom- you clueless little peon. sleep paralysis is a real thing. google it. or are you not smart enough to handle that task?
SO lmao @ maggie. did i SAY that i thought it was “alien abduction”. no princess i sure didn’t. i know darn well that it wasn’t. i said it was SLEEP PARALYSIS! a medical misfire. your body (your brain to be exact) controls you from acting out your dreams by paralyzing you while you are in sleep. when things go right, your body comes out of paralysis BEFORE your mind (consciousness) wakes up. in sleep paralysis the opposite happens. your mind wakes before your body can move. and it triggers other factors. such as a feeling of dread, fear, bright lights, shadowy figures. all these things are COMMON w/alien abduction experiences, thus some scientists thing alien abduction is nothing more than sleep paralysis.
after having experienced it myself, i agree w/those scientists.
now…Maggie dear, perhaps YOU should re-learn to read. your comprehension is off.
this has only happened to me once, 6yrs ago. and never since then.
i do have night terrors though. where i cannot wake myself from a horrid nightmare. i dont know what the nightmare is about because i dont remember it, i just know that something is scaring me, something is happening that was absolutely horrible and i cant wake up.
Has anyone ever experienced ?