If you have ever just woke up and have not been able to move and seen some sort of figure in your room, then you most likely googled and found out about sleep paralysis. Even though if there was a demon that haunted you in your sleep, then a great cover would be to convince everyone that it is just in their heads. Here are some stories, from real people about their experiences with sleep paralysis.
Do these sleep paralysis stories sound familiar?
- I had sleep paralysis last night. I was dreaming that I was summoning a spirit or demon then I woke up, or I thought I was awake. I am still unsure and I was laying on my back and it felt like I was being pinned to the bed at my sides. I tried to scream at my partner, but only air came out. All I was able to do was close my eyes and scream in my head to wiggle a finger and start wiggling other parts of my body. I woke up in that exact position. It was one of the weirdest experiences of my life.
- The first time that I ever experienced sleep paralysis I was only 10. I woke up and I was unable to move. It felt like something was holding my chest down and making it hard to breath. That is when I met my first sleep demon. She was a lady in red and she had been decapitated. I began to panic at that point. She didn’t feel like a demon or anything bad, but she felt like she would sing me a lullaby if she could as she stroked my hair. When I finally snapped out of it, I ran to my parents who thought I was completely nuts for most of my childhood.
- Sleep paralysis happens to me whenever I am overtired, normally whenever I am taking a nap. It just depends on the dream that I am having. I will wake up unable to move with an intense pressure on my body that is scary but almost feels good because I am unable to control what is going on. Whatever I was dreaming about will be in my room and then I will snap out of it and then fall back asleep then it will happen again and then after a few times I will wake up in a full on panic.
- When I am experiencing sleep paralysis I will often hear the back door being opened when I lay on the couch for sleep. I am unable to wake up or move myself. I can hear footsteps on the linoleum in the kitchen and then in the dining room on the hardwood floor getting closer to me. Before it gets too close I wake up in a panic and it only happens when I sleep on my back.
What to do if you suffer from sleep paralysis?
Make sure you’ve had enough exercise and you’re tired before you go to bed. Mix it up, use earplugs, change your pillow (maybe try the My Pillow), drink some tea before bed. If you do buy the My Pillow, don’t pay full price, use a My Pillow promo code.
If you do scare easily, you probably shouldn’t check out the scariest sleep paralysis story.