Have you ever experienced Sleep Paralysis?

@Sheepie (3118)
United States
September 9, 2008 8:50pm CST
Sleep paralysis is when your mind wakes up when your body is still in sleep mode, so you can't move. You might feel tingling, numbness, etc. I really freaked out when I first got it, but I thought I had gotten some kind of electric shock, I was in bed so I thought perhaps my wet hair got close to the electric socket or something weird like that. Some people in the past connected it to demons and being possessed!
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• United States
10 Sep 08
I might have. These feelings sound familiar. And I think it may have only lasted about 20 seconds, from my knowledge. I don't know about the electric shock, that's pretty weird. I've never experienced something like that. And the whole demon story makes me skeptical. Why the demon theory?
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
10 Sep 08
I have had it happen to me when I was younger. I just could not get up of bed so of course, I started screaming. I had to wait for a while until the rest of me caught up with it and usually I went back to sleep, and then I would wake up for certain. I never felt any tingling, but it felt as if I could not move. I suspect that I have narcolepsy so that might account for it because I have to have several naps a day and also I wake up frequently during the night and i have very vivid dreams.