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I can't be bothered to explain it, sooo:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sleep_paralysis

Some of you may already be familiar with it, and I'm sure some of you have experienced it. I think I read somewhere 5-10% of the population have it at some point in their lifes.

My sister has this to the extent she hears people talking about her future in english. In english, goddamit! She's swedish.

I usually get hallucinations during a paralysis, like I have this poster of the Hindu god Ganesha in my room. He's pink and looks funny. ;) One time he was moving like crazy, so now I'm a bit scared of him.

My old doc told me this is more common along people that takes antidepressants. I'm not on an antidepressant anymore, but I would guess other medications could cause this as well.

Any experiences with this? I can't be the only one.

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I've had it since I was a kid. So does my mother, a couple of my brothers and at least one of my cousins. Since I've had it so long, I've taught myself to KEEP MY EYES CLOSED when I wake up and can't move. I don't like the things I see, even though I know they aren't there. I've seen figures crouching down in front of me watching me; I've felt something sit on my bed; I've felt something breathing on my neck; I've heard something wispering in my ear.

My mother said one time she swore something had hold of one of her ankles and was trying to pull her out of the bed. When we were little, one of my brothers said he saw three figures hovering around one of our other brothers.

My grandfather said it was the devil coming to get us. ;)

I don't take antidepressants and never have. I usually have episodes 3 or 4 times a month. When I get tired, I can have that many in one night.

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Happened to me last night. first time in a while. and surprise, it comes when we add Niravam Ia form of xanax) into my bedtimes meds. its so odd. it seems to exclusivly happen when I take some form of xanax (cause klonopin didn't do it). last night was scary as hell, I thought like I was gonna stop breathing. I was trying so hard to speak/scream and couldn't make a noise or move a muscle.

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yeah, a lot. Enough to get me scanned for Narcolepsy - luckily the Multiple Latency Sleep Test came out an unambiguous negative. I had a few in my first nights with Seroquel, they went away with higher doses though. My experiences are usually very terrifying, and it took me a while before I found out what they were about (with an onset at age 14, I thought for a while I was going psychotic. As if adolescence and mood swings weren't enough...).

This resource has proven very valuable with understanding and learning to cope with the whole SP for me. Just sharing. =)

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But I just love it, whatever. I wish I could do IT every night!

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yeah, lucid dreaming can be a lot of fun. ;) Though I notice that my lucid dreams become less and less vivid the more I try to play with them. I've heard of people with techniques for better lucid dreaming and stuff, but my sleep is something I don't think I should mess up with even further, so I'll just have to wish you have fun in the noosphere :)

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i used to get it three to five times a week (!!!!!!!) but now usually once every month or two....

one of the scariest one i've had was one where i sensed the shadow of a man over my bed.... and then he started hitting me with a chair, over and over!  everytime he hit me, i'd see bright lights in front of my head.  i tried to get up to make him stop, but of course i couldn't.  i woke up later, and my muscles felt sore :S

i have a trick where if i try to wiggle my toes i can sometimes wake up (fully).  last time it didn't work, so i tried something different but i can't remember what, cuz it helped...  i think it was moving my fingers?

none of my friends have had this experience, and most of them think i'm making it up. i'm glad there's a thread about this!

the first time i realized that i was being paralyzed in my sleep i was super scared cuz i'd never heard about such a thing.  but then i was better able to control it and knew that i could sometimes get myself up if i got too scared, and also that this happens to people all the time

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Sleep paralysis has been happening to me since i was 5. Now im 28. Lucid dreaming and sleep paralysis are deffentaly differant, but most likley go hand in hand. I'v never felt a bad presents but it is scary from time to time. It will sometimes be months then it could be daily it goes on. As i got older iv noticed after coming out of it ill sit up and my neck gives out, and evan after sometimes after standing right away my legs evan. I'm woundering if this has happened to anyone else?

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One of the most craziest was one evening i was laying on the coach watching t.v. about ready to doze off. I had gotten up to get a drink of water, and happen to look at the time and noticed it was 9:55. So I layed back down as i was dozing off my dog "Chance" was looking me in the eyes and i felt as if someone was petting my head. Before i new it i was in sleep Paralysis without evan falling asleep. I had looked at the time to know for sure no time had passed it was 10:00pm So with in less than 5 minutes this had happened. So if its true you have to be in REM sleep for this to accure does it seem possible? I'v had other experiences where i dont evan seem to fall asleep and it accures i dont understand it.

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Everyone call get sleep paralysis and HH if sleep deprived enough, but if you are sleeping and it happens often, please get a sleep study. Both are signs of Narcolepsy. Make sure you find a specialist who has dealt with Narcolepsy before and not just sleep apnea. Good luck

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