Sleep Paralysis

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    1. AZChiroNeuro

      AZChiroNeuro Member

      Okay I just had this last night. It was the most terrifying experience I had ever had. I woke up to find a VIVID black shadow staring at me on my bed (1 foot away)! I wanted to scream and run but I couldn't... I was completely paralyzed! Now this wasn't a dream... I was wide awake and conscious of all my thoughts and everything that was in the room. I was only able to move my eyes I couldn't move anything else. It lasted for about 1 minute... Has anyone else experience something like this??
       
    2. yonkapin

      yonkapin Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Melbourne, Australia
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      March 2012
    3. Grace
      No Mood

      Grace Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/14/2013
      Yeah i suffered from these nightly a
      Few years ago... I would get thrown off my bed at night or what it felt like and completely paralyzed and these two videogame people that looked evil as hell were standing next to my bed and talking and it was terrifying.. At the time i didnt know what sleep paralysis was and thought it was real so i hung a cross above my bed but then told my mom and she said its just sleep parysis and nothin to worry bout.. But i noticed it happened mostly when i fell asleep on my back? Havent had one in a longgg time.
       
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    4. Willie
      Fine

      Willie Member

      Location:
      Miami Beach, Florida
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/20/2010
      I've heard a lot about that and lucid dreaming. Some intense stuff.
       
    5. cullenbohannon
      Thinking

      cullenbohannon Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      1/2014
      I use to get this a bit. When I started using melatonin I started getting more. I'm use to it so it doesn't really bother me but sometimes can feel it happening like I feel my body start to fall asleep but my brain is working weird thing to try to explain.
       
    6. Alex Senkowski
      Tolerant

      Alex Senkowski Member

      Location:
      Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Otosclerosis
      The creature is commonly referred to as 'The Old Hag.' I read about the phenomena in my encyclopedia of monsters. Apparently, MILLIONS of people have experienced it over the last few centuries and across many different cultures.
       
    7. Willie
      Fine

      Willie Member

      Location:
      Miami Beach, Florida
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/20/2010
      WAIT NO I TAKE IT BACK I THINK I HAD THAT THIS MORNING.
      So I was awake but I couldn't open my eyes or move my body it was so weird tbh. I sorta freaked out when I fully woke up, lol.
       
    8. cullenbohannon
      Thinking

      cullenbohannon Member Benefactor

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      1/2014
    9. Grace
      No Mood

      Grace Member

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      11/14/2013
      No but most likely it was just the exploding head syndrome like you said... Another weird asss sleeep phenomeon!!!!!
       
    10. mick

      mick Member Benefactor

      Location:
      USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2012
      This use to happen to me all the time when I was a kid, except in my case it was two black shadows standing right next to my bed looking down at me. One was that of a short person, and one was that of a tall person. I couldn't move either, but I think it was more out fear than sleep paralysis. I remember thinking that it was important to not let the "shadows" know I was awake. I would even try to stifle my quickening breath to hopefully hide the fact that I was awake. I remember asking my father one time if he and my mom would come into my room at night and stand next to my bed (he of course said that they did not).

      Interestingly, I told another kid about these events when I was in first grade. He said he had them to, and that his dad told him that if he slept with his hand on his forehead, then the shadow people would not hurt him. I started doing that, too. It didn't stop the shadows from "visiting me", but when they did, I was able to just go back to sleep. I think I slept every night with my hand on my forehead until I was in 3rd grade.

      The fact that millions of people experience this phenomena makes one wonder if they really are dreams. Maybe they are some paranormal phenomen worthy of investigation by Mulder and Scully of the X-Files ;).
       
    11. Mark McDill
      Curious

      Mark McDill Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Papillion, NE
      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Likely stress, anxiety, an antibiotic and nsaids
      I looked this up and it sounds terrifying indeed http://www.webmd.com/sleep-disorders/guide/sleep-paralysis
      It's like part of you is asleep while other parts are not (so nothing seems right -- Alice in Wonderland indeed!). They say it's because your body/brain are not transitioning between sleep phases correctly. Although they didn't say what causes it they also said it's not linked to deep psychiatric problems.
       
    12. Mommaof2

      Mommaof2 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      6/1998
      I have had this many times each time even though I know what it is it still scares me!! I have read it is because your body shuts itself down to relax and protect you from doing any harm to yourself if you ever have a vivid dream (like falling off a cliff you don't move much in the bed and fall off the bed and hurt yourself). No matter what still scary everytime! I try to lie there and relax a bit and then I fall back asleep and when I wake up again I am back to normal.
       
    13. Jeff M.
      Cowabunga

      Jeff M. Member Benefactor

      Location:
      La Jolla, CA
      Tinnitus Since:
      Oct. 2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Idiopathic
      Gnarly stuff!! Sorry you guys have to deal with this!!! T is bad enough without freaky waking nightmare episodes!!
       
    14. Leopardi

      Leopardi Member

      Location:
      Finland
      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2010
      Luckily I've only experienced a second of this once when I was really tired and went to bed. Just as the dark figures started forming I got so incredibly scared I jumped up. I'd probably get a heart attack if I had to experience it paralyzed there proper... damn.
       
    15. Robb09
      Alienated

      Robb09 Member

      Location:
      Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      3/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      buzzing shaver/laptop fan whine/pellet gun/music/caff/wax/ eardrum red
      Had this when i drank to much alcohol. But I did not see any figures the first time, but i saw a ghost girl in the chair in my room, then another time i saw a ghost on me and i could wave my hand through the white figure that looked almost like a cat holding my body down. Happened maybe 3 times. I never had it again when i moved out of that old house.
       
    16. Yep, I've had several throughout my life. One time I felt a demon laying on me while I was sleeping. It whispered in my ear, "I'm going to f*** your life." My life hasn't been great but it's not totally f'd yet. I thought I was about to be raped when it happened (just my luck, getting homosexually raped in college) but no, just a demon.
       
    17. Mike82
      Wishful

      Mike82 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2014
      Could have been worse mate. He could have said "I'm going to f*** your wife!"
       
    18. Tamalak
      Volatile

      Tamalak Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      3/2011
      I wish I could get this at least a few times (not nightly!) it sounds intense.
       
    19. uae96
      Thinking

      uae96 Member

      Location:
      Dubai, UAE
      Tinnitus Since:
      6/14/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise
      That shit sounds scary , I've had something like that but I was just not able to wake up and open my eyes , I knew I was consious but couldn't open my eyes or move
       
    20. Tamika
      No Mood

      Tamika Member Benefactor Team Awareness

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      One loud indoor concert
      I've had this happen a couple of times as well.
       
    21. Mark Beehre
      Facebooking

      Mark Beehre Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Wellington, New Zealand
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2008 // 11/2014
      I have experienced the paralysis and feeling of something coming over me. It's been many years since I have felt this, probably more than 5. It would happen from time to time. I could probably count the number of times it has happened to me on one hand.
       
    22. ruben ruiz

      ruben ruiz Member

      Location:
      Tucson, AZ
      Tinnitus Since:
      2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      I believe it was meds and stress
      Sometimes I have a similar reaction. Like Im asleep except for my hearing. If something loud occurs Im awake. As much as I dislike meds thank goodness for them.
       

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