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Sleep paralysis related to demons?

I have a simple questions, how many of you believe sleep paralysis is related to demons? I just woke up from an attack and am in complete terror. However as I was being attacked I started saying the Lord’s prayer until it ceased and I was able to move. (Of course I didn’t physically say it as my jaw was locked). I have these attacks without pattern, and they are TERRIFYING.
If anyone cares to know what this one was about. My comfortor started attacking me. Basically turned into alot of hands grabbing me, trying to cover my whole body. I felt it pulling me in. I have never had a repeated “attack” as in no two are the same
Anyway, please input on whether you believe sleep paralysis has anything to do with demons or am I overreacting?


  1. No, I have had asthma attacks and seizures go way by calling on the Fires of the Holy Spirit
    Demons may not be real- but they are a significant controlling energy I believe comes from outside the brain

  2. Not related to demons. Talk to your doctor, a simple Rx should fix you right up. My friend suffered from the same thing, was on meds briefly, and is all better now.

  3. It’s still good to be cautious about it anyway.
    Demons ALWAYS mean harm, destruction, and death to people. And only JESUS can stop demons and drive away demons. You need to believe in Jesus alone for salvation, and call on the Name of Jesus for help NOW!
    The truth about death is that death brings IMMEDIATE heaven or hell, depending ONLY on whether you believed in Jesus for salvation, or not.
    Heaven is eternal joy with the Lord! 😀
    The lake of fire is eternal torment. Nobody has to be sent there.
    So to be in heaven and not in hell, believe in Jesus for salvation RIGHT NOW!
    Jesus is God, and Jesus loves you so very much! 😀
    The truth about Jesus is that the only way to be saved and to get into heaven and avoid being sent to eternal hell, is by believing in Jesus for salvation, believing in faith alone that Jesus, who is God, died on the cross for all our sins as FULL PAYMENT for all our sins, and then Jesus rose from the dead (1 Corinthians 15:1-4). Believe in Jesus alone for salvation, and you will be in heaven, no matter what!
    Salvation is a FREE GIFT that happens in a split second when you believe in Jesus alone to save you! It is impossible to lose or “leave” salvation (John 6:39-40, John 10:28, 1 John 5:13).
    Please pray now: “Jesus, I believe that You died on the cross to pay for my sins and that You rose from the dead, and I thank You for eternal life!” You will be in heaven with Him forever when you die! 😀

  4. It was thought to be…..up until now it’s a condition where you become conscious and aware in the middle of REM. Stress usually causes it, I used to get it all the time when I moved out from my parents

  5. I have suffered from sleep paralysis before and it has absolutely nothing to do with demons, but is a very frightening experience.

  6. That is one possibility, another possibility would be Alien abduction.
    Another possibility would be , you were having a very vivid Lucid dream.
    Rev. TomCat

  7. I think sleep paralysis is usually caused by a lag in the brain — sometimes there is a little bit of time between when a signal is sent and when it is processed. This is especially likely between sleep and waking. When falling asleep, it causes that feeling of falling that many people experience. When waking up, it can cause sleep paralysis.
    If you frequently think about supernatural things like demons, then your perceptions of sleep paralysis might remind you of that and your mind could call it up and incorporate it into your experience.

  8. Demons are a complicated thing to explain.
    I have experienced sleep paralysis and felt the dread of another presence as well.
    You’ll just have to accept that I believe it is an externalization of our dread.
    Nothing in any dream is anything but our self.
    Life is a dream.

  9. Wrong way around.
    Demons are imaginary things derived from physical problems like sleep paralysis.
    Saying the Lord’s prayer has no effect. You could recall the lyrics to Imagine and it would be as effective. SP is temporary, so repeating any mantra until it stops is going to ‘work’.
    If you are having repeated SP attacks then go see your doctor. He can actually do something.

  10. I think it has more to do with your body having to switch from subconscious to conscious. Not saying that demons cant influence your dreams, I believe they can but, is your paralysis always associated to nightmares?
    If you ask the Lord to guard your dreams before you lay down to sleep, you may have less or no bad dreams.

  11. Sleep Paralysis has nothing to do with Demon. It has something to do with being tired or lack of sleep.
    I had experienced it a few times. Most of the person I knew has experienced at least once or twice when they were drinking a lot, or after a long hard working day, I am Buddhist so I saw no demons, angels same with other friends of mine.

  12. seems unlikely to me. it runs in families and it’s very uncommon. why would demons want to attack you and not.. your next door neighbor?

  13. Sometimes it can be related to demons but not in every case.
    Usually it is when people become very afraid that the body locks.
    It is a natural reaction to extreme fear that this sometimes happens.
    Praying to God and asking him for his protection releases you from the fear.

  14. I have been attacked 3 times since my conversion. Scarily, I am about due for another. Each time I was asleep and each time, I could not move. Completely paralyzed. I was so scared that all I could do was utter the word Jesus. I got J-E-S out and then it was over. Demons are real. I don’t care what anyone says. Until you have experienced them more than once, [first time, chalk it up to a bad dream, after that forget about it, it is really happening] you won’t get it.
    We are most vulnerable while we are asleep. We need sleep so we can not avoid it. That’s why I am constantly talking to the Lord. All day everywhere I go. I keep Him with me because He is the only one I can go to for help for anything. Not just this.
    PS I got rid of everything in my home that was even remotely Satanic. I have a friend who travels the world and would send me souvenirs from every country she traveled., Weird, bizarre, but very cool stuff. Books, cards, carved statues, knickknacks whatever. One day I gathered them all up and threw them away. I didn’t offer them to anyone. Since then, things have quieted down.

  15. No. Sleep paralysis is a minor and temporary malfunction of your brain. It happens to lots of people. It used to happen to me now and then but hasn’t in a long time now.
    It’s caused by a part of your brain that sends a suppressing signal to the part of your brain that controls motion. That function is only supposed to be active and your motions suppressed when you are sleeping. It’s there to keep you from acting out every motion you make in your dreams. People and animals have it and it works the same way in both.
    Sometimes, when you are in a lucid dreaming state, which is intermediate between typical dream sleep and waking, you become aware that your body is not acting out what your brain is telling it to do. That is frightening, especially if you don’t understand what’s happening, which most people don’t. People commonly imagine some *thing* is preventing them from moving. If you’re religious, you will likely latch onto a religious explanation (demons). So you pray and after a bit you wake up fully and you can move. But rest assured non-religious people and people who believe in Krishna or whatever wake up too. They don’t stay paralyzed, so it’s not God who got rid of the “demons.” It was all you.
    If you’re fully aware of what causes sleep paralysis, you think, “darn, I can’t move, but it will pass as soon as I fully wake up.”
    Then it’s a lot less frightening.
    I find that the world in general is a lot less frightening and confusing since I stopped believing in supernatural stuff.

  16. sleep paralysis is neurological. people used to think it was demons because they understood nothing about neurology, physiology, and pathophysiology. there’s nothing religious about it.
    i’ve had it before, and yes it is very frightening. the panic button in your brain goes off, and it has to subside on it’s own. but don’t worry, you’re not in any real danger.


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