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    Posted on 21:04:33 - 26/10/20 (1 year ago)
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    TalkieToasterTM [2278315]

    Whenever I've had sleep paralysis, it's always involving a window.

    I become semi awake and I realise I'm staring at the window in absolute terror and I can't move.
    I think I'm usually expecting a face to pop up at the window or something like that. It never does, of course, and after a minute or so I'm able to come round enough to realise I'm being silly and/or turn away from the window.

    That's happened two or three times in my life.
    It happens to me about 3 or 4 times in 2 weeks
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    Posted on 21:24:29 - 26/10/20 (1 year ago)
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    One of the most effective ways to deal with sleep paralysis is to re-frame the experience. It's all inside your head, so you can control the situation.

    A big monster comes to you? Make it fluffy and cuddle with you.
    The creepy girl out of The Ring comes to you? Make her toothless and give you head.

    ... basically turn every type of "scary dream" into something "positively exciting/funny without danger".
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    Sheyrak [2125456]

    One of the most effective ways to deal with sleep paralysis is to re-frame the experience. It's all inside your head, so you can control the situation.

    A big monster comes to you? Make it fluffy and cuddle with you.
    The creepy girl out of The Ring comes to you? Make her toothless and give you head.

    ... basically turn every type of "scary dream" into something "positively exciting/funny without danger".
    I practiced lucid dreaming when I was younger - finding an element in my dreams which makes me aware I'm dreaming (a trigger), then practicing not waking up when they occur and instead taking control of my dreams.

    I was becoming quite successful at it. I would think about the trigger as I was falling asleep and it would occur to me in my dreams about 3 times a month. My trigger was when I ran in my dreams, usually away from something, and my feet would become lighter and I'd start to realize I could fly. This was a cue that I must be dreaming which used to wake me up. I was able to get enough control to stay asleep and to still fly.

    It was awesome, for a while.

    You see, lucid dreaming means your concious for your dream, just like in sleep paralysis. Not fully asleep, not fully awake, though with sleep paralysis you're one foot out of dreaming and with lucid you are one foot in.

    Being concious means less of the dream is on autopilot. The scenery usually remains vivid, but the people lose their personalities, but not their faces. They become shallow husks, empty vessels with soulless eyes and you, you become trapped in a dream with them.

    This happened to me in a dream where I was in a field full of people. Hundreds of people. I had someone put her arms around me piggyback style so I could fly her around. Then everyone... stopped. There were these lifeless arms still holding onto me tightly and all these people were frozen like mannequins. I knew I was in a nightmare but I couldn't wake up. They were vivid. The detail was as real as life, but they were just so... dead inside.

    I try not to think about lucid dreaming.
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    Posted on 12:09:50 - 21/11/20 (11 months ago)
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    Sleep paralysis sucks. Worst time was when I "woke up" with my face in the pillow and felt suffocated. Usually I wake up, can't move and after a while (seems like a long ass time) I finally sit up an realize I was only dreaming about waking up until I actually did.

    Happened off and on most of my life but its been several years now and I don't miss it.

    It seemed to stop shortly after I did some research and found out what's actually happening. Apparently your body is paralyzed when you're in deep sleep so you're not constantly thrashing around while you dream, and it happens when your body doesn't get the memo that your brain is awake. Not sure why that would make it stop but I'm not complaining
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    Posted on 07:53:18 - 26/11/20 (11 months ago)
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    I dont have dreams anymore exceot once every 3 or 4 weeks. With dreams you know I had a dream but might not be able to remember what it was about. When I fall asleep its just darkness for a few seconds then im awake im either dreaming about nothing or not dreaming
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    Posted on 00:30:52 - 29/11/20 (10 months ago)
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    Gunnersyo [2444347]

    I dont have dreams anymore exceot once every 3 or 4 weeks. With dreams you know I had a dream but might not be able to remember what it was about. When I fall asleep its just darkness for a few seconds then im awake im either dreaming about nothing or not dreaming
    You dream every night. Just as you don't remember, doesn't mean it doesn't happen... 

    I will never lie to you. What I say is how I feel...

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    Posted on 16:48:42 - 09/12/20 (10 months ago)
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    Gunnersyo [2444347]

    I dont have dreams anymore exceot once every 3 or 4 weeks. With dreams you know I had a dream but might not be able to remember what it was about. When I fall asleep its just darkness for a few seconds then im awake im either dreaming about nothing or not dreaming

    Sweeney_Todd [27468]

    You dream every night. Just as you don't remember, doesn't mean it doesn't happen...
    With a dream u know youve had a dream theres faint memory of u dreaming but u might not remember what I were dreaming about and a dream feels like a dream. When I fall asleep I feel a dark numbing and see nothing for a few seconds then im awake. I could be dreaming darkness
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    Posted on 02:03:51 - 10/12/20 (10 months ago)
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    Gunnersyo [2444347]

    I dont have dreams anymore exceot once every 3 or 4 weeks. With dreams you know I had a dream but might not be able to remember what it was about. When I fall asleep its just darkness for a few seconds then im awake im either dreaming about nothing or not dreaming

    Sweeney_Todd [27468]

    You dream every night. Just as you don't remember, doesn't mean it doesn't happen...

    Gunnersyo [2444347]

    With a dream u know youve had a dream theres faint memory of u dreaming but u might not remember what I were dreaming about and a dream feels like a dream. When I fall asleep I feel a dark numbing and see nothing for a few seconds then im awake. I could be dreaming darkness
    You could just be getting proper sleep. A restful sleep.

    Usually dreams are remembered when people have something specific on their mind, such as something stressful or that's been occupying their thoughts. If you're not remembering your dreams it is not because you don't have them, but more likely you waking up more gradually.

    When our brain doses is with DMT we have no recollection of thst dream state unless we are abruptly woken up from it. Even then we may not remember it for more than a few seconds.

    The stuff people usually remember from dreams are more like day dreams. When you are dreaming but mostly awake it's a day dream. When you are dreaming but 'mostly' asleep it's considered dreaming, but you are still semi-conscious like in a day dream.
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    Posted on 03:33:13 - 26/12/20 (10 months ago)
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    While laying in my bed fast asleep, i became aware of a presence. A being was here. Mostly man yet neither man nor women. It had no gender. The being sort of reminded me of John Cazale, the actor. As i lay on my side this being held me in place with the touch of a single finger. I was held fast and sure. i could not roll over as hard as i tried. My body wanted to see who it was but i could not move. After several tries i was finally able to roll onto my back only by swinging my leg back and allowing it's momentum to bring the rest of my body to bring me over onto my back. I do not know or understand the words this being said over me while held fast. But i do know that i was compelled to read James 5:1-13

    Faith in the Incarnate Son of God

    1 Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and everyone who loves the father loves his child as well.
    2 This is how we know that we love the children of God: by loving God and carrying out his commands.
    3 In fact, this is love for God: to keep his commands. And his commands are not burdensome,
    4 for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith.
    5 Who is it that overcomes the world? Only the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God.
    6 This is the one who came by water and blood—Jesus Christ. He did not come by water only, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit who testifies, because the Spirit is the truth.
    7 For there are three that testify:
    8 the Spirit, the water and the blood; and the three are in agreement.
    9 We accept human testimony, but God’s testimony is greater because it is the testimony of God, which he has given about his Son.
    10 Whoever believes in the Son of God accepts this testimony. Whoever does not believe God has made him out to be a liar, because they have not believed the testimony God has given about his Son.
    11 And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.
    12 Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.
    Concluding Affirmations

    13 I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life.

    Merry Christmas.

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    The-Ripper [2098419]

    Get some video footage

    Gunnersyo [2444347]

    I can't for 2 reasons, it hasn't happened since the forum and 2 its just dreams, it's kinda like sleep paralysis

    Aezur [1950769]

    I don't think it's kinda like sleep paralysis... What you're describing IS sleep paralysis.
    Well when I suffered from sleep paralysis I’m grateful that I never saw anything, all I did was hear a horrible screaming and what I can describe as shocks being sent through my body. Luckily after a couple months I could counter it by focusing on a part of my body like one of my fingers or one of my feet
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    The-Ripper [2098419]

    Get some video footage

    Gunnersyo [2444347]

    I can't for 2 reasons, it hasn't happened since the forum and 2 its just dreams, it's kinda like sleep paralysis

    Aezur [1950769]

    I don't think it's kinda like sleep paralysis... What you're describing IS sleep paralysis.

    SN1P3RKN1GHT [2082774]

    Well when I suffered from sleep paralysis I’m grateful that I never saw anything, all I did was hear a horrible screaming and what I can describe as shocks being sent through my body. Luckily after a couple months I could counter it by focusing on a part of my body like one of my fingers or one of my feet
    My first sleep paralysis was exactly like that, there was a very hungry looking humanoid creature wearing a gas mask,  it looked like one of the Russian sleep experiment creatures u find on the internet. It was just standing by me and screaming constantly
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    GnorF [2411019]

    Sleep paralysis sucks. Worst time was when I "woke up" with my face in the pillow and felt suffocated. Usually I wake up, can't move and after a while (seems like a long ass time) I finally sit up an realize I was only dreaming about waking up until I actually did.

    Happened off and on most of my life but its been several years now and I don't miss it.

    It seemed to stop shortly after I did some research and found out what's actually happening. Apparently your body is paralyzed when you're in deep sleep so you're not constantly thrashing around while you dream, and it happens when your body doesn't get the memo that your brain is awake. Not sure why that would make it stop but I'm not complaining
    You can theoretically self-induce sleep paralysis too. Despite many attempts over the past several years, I've never been able to achieve it, but the process is (should be relatively simple).

    You lay perfectly still for a period of time (I've heard 10 minutes) while in bed, in a dark room. After a certain point, your brain believes you to be asleep, and releases the endogenous paralytic, and your mind slips into the hypnogogic pre-sleep dream state. Voila! Sleep paralysis.

    Again, it's never worked for me though. My few bouts with sleep paralysis have been terrifying, but deeply fascinating. I'd love to be able to self-induce.
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    Posted on 22:18:37 - 01/01/21 (9 months ago)
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    Sleep paralysis is freaking terrifying. ive had it a couple times and i was horrified to the bone. not being able to move as you try to shake and squirm your way up is up there on my list of tortures. i dont know how people can deal woith having it 2-3 times a week. god bless you all
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    Posted on 00:46:53 - 02/01/21 (9 months ago)
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    GnorF [2411019]

    Sleep paralysis sucks. Worst time was when I "woke up" with my face in the pillow and felt suffocated. Usually I wake up, can't move and after a while (seems like a long ass time) I finally sit up an realize I was only dreaming about waking up until I actually did.

    Happened off and on most of my life but its been several years now and I don't miss it.

    It seemed to stop shortly after I did some research and found out what's actually happening. Apparently your body is paralyzed when you're in deep sleep so you're not constantly thrashing around while you dream, and it happens when your body doesn't get the memo that your brain is awake. Not sure why that would make it stop but I'm not complaining

    MadHatter [486416]

    You can theoretically self-induce sleep paralysis too. Despite many attempts over the past several years, I've never been able to achieve it, but the process is (should be relatively simple).

    You lay perfectly still for a period of time (I've heard 10 minutes) while in bed, in a dark room. After a certain point, your brain believes you to be asleep, and releases the endogenous paralytic, and your mind slips into the hypnogogic pre-sleep dream state. Voila! Sleep paralysis.

    Again, it's never worked for me though. My few bouts with sleep paralysis have been terrifying, but deeply fascinating. I'd love to be able to self-induce.
    Well good luck with that I guess, not sure why anyone would want that. I worked on lucid dreaming for a while, which is a lot more fun
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    Posted on 04:31:26 - 02/01/21 (9 months ago)
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    GnorF [2411019]

    Sleep paralysis sucks. Worst time was when I "woke up" with my face in the pillow and felt suffocated. Usually I wake up, can't move and after a while (seems like a long ass time) I finally sit up an realize I was only dreaming about waking up until I actually did.

    Happened off and on most of my life but its been several years now and I don't miss it.

    It seemed to stop shortly after I did some research and found out what's actually happening. Apparently your body is paralyzed when you're in deep sleep so you're not constantly thrashing around while you dream, and it happens when your body doesn't get the memo that your brain is awake. Not sure why that would make it stop but I'm not complaining

    MadHatter [486416]

    You can theoretically self-induce sleep paralysis too. Despite many attempts over the past several years, I've never been able to achieve it, but the process is (should be relatively simple).

    You lay perfectly still for a period of time (I've heard 10 minutes) while in bed, in a dark room. After a certain point, your brain believes you to be asleep, and releases the endogenous paralytic, and your mind slips into the hypnogogic pre-sleep dream state. Voila! Sleep paralysis.

    Again, it's never worked for me though. My few bouts with sleep paralysis have been terrifying, but deeply fascinating. I'd love to be able to self-induce.
    be sure to go to sleep on an empty stomach. Digestion of food involves the stomach muscles to churn the food up and i have found that this can disrupt transcendental meditation.

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    Posted on 04:35:16 - 02/01/21 (9 months ago)
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    GnorF [2411019]

    Sleep paralysis sucks. Worst time was when I "woke up" with my face in the pillow and felt suffocated. Usually I wake up, can't move and after a while (seems like a long ass time) I finally sit up an realize I was only dreaming about waking up until I actually did.

    Happened off and on most of my life but its been several years now and I don't miss it.

    It seemed to stop shortly after I did some research and found out what's actually happening. Apparently your body is paralyzed when you're in deep sleep so you're not constantly thrashing around while you dream, and it happens when your body doesn't get the memo that your brain is awake. Not sure why that would make it stop but I'm not complaining

    MadHatter [486416]

    You can theoretically self-induce sleep paralysis too. Despite many attempts over the past several years, I've never been able to achieve it, but the process is (should be relatively simple).

    You lay perfectly still for a period of time (I've heard 10 minutes) while in bed, in a dark room. After a certain point, your brain believes you to be asleep, and releases the endogenous paralytic, and your mind slips into the hypnogogic pre-sleep dream state. Voila! Sleep paralysis.

    Again, it's never worked for me though. My few bouts with sleep paralysis have been terrifying, but deeply fascinating. I'd love to be able to self-induce.

    GnorF [2411019]

    Well good luck with that I guess, not sure why anyone would want that. I worked on lucid dreaming for a while, which is a lot more fun
    I had one lucid dream. i was floating on a river, began to sink into the depths of the water. I was ready to panick but then i heard the sound of breathing. Hearing the breathing i quickly realized that it was me, asleep and dreaming. So i settled into the dream as i sank deeper into the water. Next thing i know i was on the shore of the river at a ceremony. Some native Americans had given me a name at the ceremony which meant "The man who conquered the river"

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    RippTorn [2138073]

    be sure to go to sleep on an empty stomach. Digestion of food involves the stomach muscles to churn the food up and i have found that this can disrupt transcendental meditation.
    That's probably exactly what I've been doing wrong. Thank you so much.
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    Posted on 09:15:03 - 02/01/21 (9 months ago)
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    GnorF [2411019]

    Well good luck with that I guess, not sure why anyone would want that. I worked on lucid dreaming for a while, which is a lot more fun
    Terror is incredibly exhilarating
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