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LSUFreek
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re: Dear Facebook re: sleep paralysis
IIRC, it's called the Kanashibari effect.

In Japan, the shadowy figures are reported as demonic figures. In America, the shadowy figures are usually perceived as aliens in the room.

It was happening to me so often, I read up a bit on this subject. Now, I can semi-control flying on-demand in dreams, levitation/weightless sensation when I am just falling asleep, and even brief out-of-body experiences looking back at myself (which I've only been able to induce twice).

The paralysis was the only negative part I had to deal with, but accepting it, expecting it, seems to shorten the duration for me.
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TROLA
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re: Dear Facebook re: sleep paralysis
Wait till you have one where you feel like you can't breath.. I get them every few months.. if it continues you will learn to calm yourself and wake up the rest of your brain
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kingbob
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re: Dear Facebook re: sleep paralysis
The theory is that your eyes are somehow opening and sending images to your brain, but you’re still in sleep mode. In sleep mode, your body is paralyzed so that you won’t injure yourself while dreaming. Basically, because you’re still dreaming, your subconscious can basically insert images onto what you’re seeing. Your subconscious is often much more emotional than your full conscious mind, so when you realize you cannot move, it quickly goes into terrified panic. The subconscious translates terror into nightmare and puts out images of scary arse shiite onto whatever your open eyes are seeing (your room). When you finally wake up, the dream images immediately disappear and you can move. Basically, if’s a semi waking dream. The experience is so haunting, though, that centuries of superstitions have built up around it, attributing the phenomenon to a demon called “The Old Hag”.
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olgoi khorkhoi
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re: Dear Facebook re: sleep paralysis
That's a long winding explanation. What if it's just shadowy figures in the room?


13SaintTiger
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re: Dear Facebook re: sleep paralysis
Look, I can say stop sleeping on your back but that’s just dumb advice to not sleep on your back the rest of your life. So I will say quit being a mental bitch. When you realize you are in an episode of sleep paralysis, start moving your extremities (fingers or toes), sometimes you will have to make sudden jerk movements. It isn’t that difficult. Once you move your extremities, you will be able to move the limb attached and before you know it you have full body control.

The other option, if like me who has gotten accustomed to sleep paralysis, is to catch yourself as soon as you fall into it and suddenly jerk your body then move onto your side.

Both of these methods aren’t difficult, only mentally weak people are helpless.


kingbob
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re: Dear Facebook re: sleep paralysis
Then you need to call a catholic priest because
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Or, you’re being abducted by aliens. Supposedly, the little greys (workers for ETs) have the ability to put people in sleep paralyse while abducting and/or returning them. If one wakes up during an abduction, they would experience sleep paralysis.


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Ponchy Tiger
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re: Dear Facebook re: sleep paralysis
It has happened to me and yes it is terrifying while it is happening. Once I wake up I am fine and it is like nothing has happened.


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GeorgeTheGreek
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re: Dear Facebook re: sleep paralysis
It happens to me. I don’t mind. I realize what’s happening and just chill. It’s peaceful if you let it be.


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NoHoTiger
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re: Dear Facebook re: sleep paralysis
Yes. Mine happens intermittently. Always feels like someone is sitting on me. Scares the crap out of me until I realize what's going on. I also don't see the old hag.


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CootKilla
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re: Dear Facebook re: sleep paralysis
Drink yourself to sleep, you won't remember a thing.


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tigerfootball10
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re: Dear Facebook re: sleep paralysis
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13SaintTiger

Agree with what he said. I’ve had them since a kid. I’ve learned to enjoy the ride. Most of the time I’m fighting someone and can’t punch back.


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HarryBalzack
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re: Dear Facebook re: sleep paralysis
Could be a symptom of several different things. If it happens again, see a physician.


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