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SLEEP PARALYSIS

dee4848
dee4848 Member Posts: 218 Pioneering
Hi I have suffered with this since 2003 has anybody experienced this ? I would love to hear about others who has experienced this disorder.

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  • susan48
    susan48 Member Posts: 2,222 Disability Gamechanger
    @dee4848
    i have not heard of this before. What is it?
  • dee4848
    dee4848 Member Posts: 218 Pioneering
    @susan48 Hi it's where I get a vibration through my body then I go paralised just has I'm going to sleep, i  carnt move  my body or speak,  I try to speak but i carnt, then I allusinate and see my loved ones who have passed away .
  • Pippa_Alumni
    Pippa_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,799 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @dee4848, I've had a look and you appear to be the first person to talk about this on the community! It sounds like quite an unsettling experience, do you have medical support with this?
  • susan48
    susan48 Member Posts: 2,222 Disability Gamechanger
    @dee4848
    oh my, that sound extremely distressing.
    you you have medication etc to help you.

    Is there anything they can do to at least help a little

  • dee4848
    dee4848 Member Posts: 218 Pioneering
    edited April 2018
    @PippaScope @susan48 Hi it started after my dad died iv been with the mental health team for years ...I have never told my CPN about it because it gives me comfort but reading on it a lot of people go paralised without illusinating .I would love to know other pols stories ...my loved ones speak to me and I can see them and feel them holding my hands ..I want to believe it's something spiritual rather than mental ,this is why I'm seeking others stories.Also before my son died he said it happened to him he said he was paralised couldn't move or speak then my dad sat on his bed and spoke to him clear has day but he couldn't remember what my dad told him....my son is no longer with us .
  • susan48
    susan48 Member Posts: 2,222 Disability Gamechanger
    @dee4848,

    i think you you should talk to your CPN about it.
    i know it gives you comfort but there has to be a reason for this to happen. 

    It maybe is spiritual, I wouldn’t know how you would find that out though.
    Personally I would be scared but I’m glad your getting comfort from it x


  • dee4848
    dee4848 Member Posts: 218 Pioneering
    @susan48 yes I'm going to ..Thankyou .
  • dee4848
    dee4848 Member Posts: 218 Pioneering
    dee4848 said:
    @susan48 yes I'm going to ..Thankyou .if I seen anything bad then it would be scary but I don't I see my family 

  • susan48
    susan48 Member Posts: 2,222 Disability Gamechanger
    @dee4848

    glad your going to talk to your CPN.

    you take care 
  • dee4848
    dee4848 Member Posts: 218 Pioneering
  • susan48
    susan48 Member Posts: 2,222 Disability Gamechanger
    Please let me know how you get on x
  • Lasian_Alumni
    Lasian_Alumni Member Posts: 659 Pioneering
    Hi @dee4848

    I used to have sleep paralysis regularly and will still occasionally experience it, however I tend to see things that I find scary (spiders is a common one). I find it to be an unsettling experience, so it's nice to hear that you haven't felt negative about yours. It's also great that you're going to tell your CPN about this :)
  • SugarCoated
    SugarCoated Member Posts: 53 Courageous
    hi i have suffered from these on a few occasions, mine have always happened as im almost asleep but not in a deep sleep where ive woken up but cant move or talk. with mine its always the same feeling me trying to call out to someone and feeling a heavy weight on my chest holding me down. ive never seen anyone or anything just a scared feeling. the same thing has happened to my son as well and hes discribed it as same feeling as mine. its scary for me but im glad they arent a regular thing.  
  • Dpee
    Dpee Member Posts: 3 Listener
    I suffer from it too feels like someone in room then chest area goes heavy as if some one holding you down then I snap out of it can't speak or move

  • Dpee
    Dpee Member Posts: 3 Listener
    hi i have suffered from these on a few occasions
    , mine have always happened as im almost asleep but not in a deep sleep.
     where ive woken up but cant move or talk.
    with mine its always the same feeling .
    I try to call out for help and feeling a heavy weight on my chest holding me down.
    . ive never seen anyone.just a scared feeling. 
    Sometimes feel like I'm paralyzed but can't open eyes aswell makes it quite un-nerving

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