Sleeping paralysis

By mor
Kiryat Ata, Israel
October 3, 2011 2:20pm CST
Sometimes I dream a wierd dream : I'm laying on my bed , I want to get up but I can't because my body is still asleep and I barely open my eyes. In those dreams I usually can't see my own hands , it's like they are gone. Today I had a dream when I slept next to my dog on my bed : in that dream I was in the same position nex to my dog but there was a big and noisy insect that fly in my room and I was afraid it will heart me. So I try to get up or move but I can't , I just look at my dog , hoping he will do something about it but he didn't care , he slept too. I tried to call him but I was too sleepy in that dream. damit , I don't like those dreams , I always forget it's just a dream. Then I try very hard to wake up and I wake up.I realise it was only a dream. Does it happen to you too ?
6 responses
3 Oct 11
I have had this happen to me before. It is NOT fun at all and it makes you feel so scared during the dream and during the sleep paralysis. How often do you get these weird dreams? Do you eat something before you go to bed or do you take any kinds of medications that might make this happen to you? If it persists you might be able to talk to a doctor and figure out why you are having a form of sleep paralysis. I only get these on rare occasions. I'll "dream" that there is a big black mass next to my bed and I can't move, talk, or do anything but lay there. It scares me to no end!
• Kiryat Ata, Israel
4 Oct 11
Do you really think it comes from a bigger problem ? It happens to me sometimes when I take a nap during the day just to relax . At this kind of nap , I don't want to fall asleep but it happens , so , my body sends me a message to try and wake up , it's not time to sleep now... It almost never happens to me at night.
4 Oct 11
I sort of think it stems from a bigger problem, but it could just be from a nap. I've had that happen during naps because you aren't really sleeping that long or you don't PLAN on sleeping that long, so it messes you up somehow. I'm no doctor. I suppose if it doesn't happen all the time and you aren't too concerned it's not really a big deal. But if it's happening all the time, freaking you out, and you are getting sleep deprived in some way, then you may want to talk to a doctor. Good luck with things. :)
@gurujee (216)
• India
4 Oct 11
Nightmares of this kind were very common when I was young. In my dreams I used to walk along a lonely road by the side of which there was a deep well with no parapet of any kind. I fell invariably into the well and got drowned. I used to feel sorry for having lost my precious life. When I got up in the morning, I felt extremely happy for being alive. Was indigestion the culprit? Who knows?
• Kiryat Ata, Israel
4 Oct 11
That's interesting but you miss the point : sleeping paralysis is that you dream you are trying to wake up and get up from the bed and can't because of the body is too sleepy. You feel you have to get up but you can barely move or open your eyes ... I had only once a dream that I was killed by a guy . It felt like I'm sinking deep into the darkness closing my eyes , and float , can't breath , I had no mass... It was a special mistic feeling , being a spirit made of energy . But I got some clue about how sad it can be , leaving life...
• United States
5 Oct 11
Actually, sleep paralysis is a normal condition. Without it we would all be sleep walkers. It usually shuts off at the moment of awakening but in my case I once took a nap and when I woke up, I found myself staring at the wall unable to move an inch. It lasted for what seemed like a couple minutes and then suddenly I was able to move again. You might be more awake than you think when you have these "dreams".
@TrvlArrngr (4058)
• United States
5 Oct 11
I have had this dream a few times too. It is very disturbing since it feels real. Then I wake up and I am so relieved!! lol
@Triple0 (1907)
• Australia
4 Oct 11
I know this! It can get pretty scary and dangerous if you don't handle this to well. I've never had an experience like this but my friends have and they say it's the freakiest experience ever. My friend had a dream like this, she was lying in bed but she couldn't move her body. Her sister came running into her room screaming how there was n earthquake. My friend tried to get up but she couldn't and she got really scared. After a while she realized that it was a dream and she tried to move her fingers, the first thing to do when you experience sleep paralysis. She woke up with her heart racing! I've heard others where they had scary creatures lurking in their bedroom but they couldn't move. It sounds really scary, I hope it never happens to me.
• India
4 Oct 11
that shouldn't happen. sleep shouldn't occur regularly and i think you need to consult a doctor today. it may lead to some other causes and it will affect the other parts of the body. tc.