Experience of scissorlock.

@Lore2009 (7386)
United States
January 20, 2009 2:19pm CST
I experience my first scissorlock for the first time a few nights ago. Scissorlock is when you feel half awake yet you are locked down and cannot move or speak or wake up. It felt more like a dream to me but I saw the room I was in and I couldn't move. Have you experienced this before? I've heard people get this in times of stress and some people believe they are the works of bad spirits. What have you heard of scissorlock and when do you get it?
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@ravend (660)
• Malta
20 Jan 09
I had got it once when I was 14. Back than I used to hang a lot in the streets and sit around on sidewalks and the like. I think that had contributed to me getting it, because, as my doc had put it: 'I got a cold in my muscles'. I spent first day in bed, and second walking around at the pace of an ant. :D
@jambi462 (4593)
• United States
21 Jan 09
Yeah I used to have those kind of dreams like a couple of years ago and I would probably agree on the statement that they are most likely caused by stress or something of that nature. I vividly remember one scissorlock dream where I was laying in a ditch in our high school football practice fields in the ditch. I'm not sure if the dreams where you are fighting someone and your punches are really slow can be classified as scissorlock or not but I think that it's also basically the same thing as that because you can't really control your body.
@Lore2009 (7386)
• United States
21 Jan 09
During scissorlock, you are actually in the real setting that you are in as you are sleeping. You can see and hear the room that you are sleeping in and know what is going on but then, you are still dreaming that you cannot speak or move your body. I've had those dreams where I try to punch people or run but cannot many times and feel irritated at the end, hahah!
@yunzhige (311)
• China
20 Jan 09
Hi,lore2009!~I have experienced this before.I don't know why but I know the feeling.I cann't control my body at that time,I knew I'm lying in bed but I cann't sit up or move my body,even open my mouse became difficult.It's terrible for me,I want somebody help me,but no one knew,they thought I was sound asleep.I spent a long time on raising up my hand or opening my eyes completely.Once I can raise up my hand easily,the scissorlock disappeared in a short time. Happy motting!!~
@Lore2009 (7386)
• United States
21 Jan 09
It is a scary feeling and pretty comment yet rare!
• United States
21 Jan 09
It's actually not an uncommon experience, believe it or not. There is a biological explanation for what you call scissorlock. When we sleep, our body paralyzes certain muscles in the body (the anti-gravity muscles). These are mainly our core muscles. Doing this prevents us from getting up and acting out our dreams. Sleepwalking is when this function is over-ridden by something else. Anyway, sometimes, you wake up before the paralysis is lifted and are thus stuck in this state of being unable to move, yet being away. It's terrfying. I experienced it once, during a nightmare. I have never been so scared. Whether it's caused by bad spirits, I can't say. Based on that experience, I would most certainly believe it. But, it has been observed by scientists and explained.
• United States
21 Jan 09
I've had it a couple times before. I haven't heard much about it other than what you've said. I wasn't particularly stressed when I got it, so I don't quite know what caused it.