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Angel

I would be interested in any members who have suffered from sleep paralysis to "copy and paste" the below text,and fill in your own replies to the relevant questions,This way it is easier to digest the specifics,to see if there are any patterns and more importantly connections with sp itself,and the paranormal.

PLEASE COPY AND PASTE BELOW TEXT - AND FILL IN YOUR REPLIES !!
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How old were you,when you first experienced SP ?

Do you sleep on your back ?

Prior to SP,did you believe in paranormal/spiritual ?

Are you able to speak/shout out ?

Are you aware right away you are experiencing a SP episode ?

How long does it last for ?

Are you prone to this - onset of sleep or during ?

Do you experience any "sensations"..please explain ?

Do you visually see anything during an episode ?

are you aware Audily during SP ?

What do you personally believe SP to be ?

Do you think there is a connection to SP and the paranormal ?

Have you encountered any para experiences in your life ?

Do you take any prescribed/illegal drugs on a regular basis..DO NOT GIVE DETAILS IF YES

Do you suffer from any mental health issues ?..DO NOT GIVE DETAILS IF YES

Angel

How old were you,when you first experienced SP ?
26

Do you sleep on your back ?
no on my side

Prior to SP,did you believe in paranormal/spiritual ?
yes,been sensitive since childhood

Are you able to speak/shout out ?
no,and i have tried to fight this


Are you aware right away you are experiencing a SP episode ?
yes,at times i have had a sensation seconds before it occurs

How long does it last for ?
a few minutes,

Are you prone to this - onset of sleep or during ?
i have had this prior to sleep,during and after waking

Do you experience any "sensations"..please explain ?
a buzzy/staticy/electric feeling,that washes up and down my body in a wave like fashion,that intensify's

Do you visually see anything during an episode ?
No

are you aware Audily during SP ?
No

What do you personally believe SP to be ?
spirit coming too damn close to me

Do you think there is a connection to SP and the paranormal ?
most definatly

Have you encountered any para experiences in your life ?
many over the years

Do you take any prescribed/illegal drugs on a regular basis..DO NOT GIVE DETAILS IF YES
No

Do you suffer from any mental health issues ?..DO NOT GIVE DETAILS IF YES
No

LIFESUCKSBUTILOVEIT

How old were you,when you first experienced SP ?12 OR 13

Do you sleep on your back ?ANYWAY I SLEEP I STILL GET IT

Prior to SP,did you believe in paranormal/spiritual ?YES

Are you able to speak/shout out ?NO

Are you aware right away you are experiencing a SP episode ?I NEVER KNEW WHAT IT WAS UNTILL I MET A CO WORKER WHO HAS THE SAME THING BUT YES NOW I KNOW WHEN IM HAVING A SP EPISODE

How long does it last for ?NOW IT SEEMS TO GO FOR 40 SECONDS BUT I CAN CONTROL IT BETTER SOMETIMES I CANT BREATH BUT I GOT USE TO IT

Are you prone to this - onset of sleep or during ?ONLY WHEN IM SLEEPING OR WHEN I TAKE A NAP

Do you experience any "sensations"..please explain ?YES A SUFFICATING SENSATION

Do you visually see anything during an episode ?YES A BLACK SHADOW

are you aware Audily during SP ?I DONT KNOW WHAT YOU MEAN BY AUDILY

What do you personally believe SP to be ?I DONT KNOW I HEAR ALOT OF THINGS BUT I REALLY DONT KNOW NOW I REALLY WANT SOME ONE TO TELL ME

Do you think there is a connection to SP and the paranormal ?YES SPECEALLY BECAUSE EVERYTHING I READ ENVOLVES SOMEKIND OF A SHADOW OR A FEELING LIKE YOU CANT BREATH AND SOMEONE IS SITTING ON YOUR CHEST

Have you encountered any para experiences in your life ?YES

Do you take any prescribed/illegal drugs on a regular basis..DO NOT GIVE DETAILS IF YES
NOT WHEN I EXPERIENCED THIS THE FIRST TIME

Do you suffer from any mental health issues ?..DO NOT GIVE DETAILS IF YES
NOT AT ALL

nightstalker

How old were you,when you first experienced SP ? 32

Do you sleep on your back ? sometime

Prior to SP,did you believe in paranormal/spiritual ? yes

Are you able to speak/shout out ? no

Are you aware right away you are experiencing a SP episode ? yes after a short whilr

How long does it last for ?5 minutes or so

Are you prone to this - onset of sleep or during ? during

Do you experience any "sensations"..please explain ? fear

Do you visually see anything during an episode ? nothing paranormal just whats in the room around me

are you aware Audily during SP ? yes

What do you personally believe SP to be ? not sure

Do you think there is a connection to SP and the paranormal ? no

Have you encountered any para experiences in your life ? yes lots

Do you take any prescribed/illegal drugs on a regular basis.. no

Do you suffer from any mental health issues ?..no

gocubs19

Can someone please shed some light and comment on my experiences.

How old were you,when you first experienced SP ?

Cannot Remember, Probably early age

Do you sleep on your back ?

Never, if I do, I get sleep paralysis almost 90% of the time.

Prior to SP,did you believe in paranormal/spiritual ?

Yes.

Are you able to speak/shout out ?

No.

Are you aware right away you are experiencing a SP episode ?

Yes.

How long does it last for ?

20 seconds although it feels much longer

Do you experience any "sensations"..please explain ?


Being carried around the room I am sleeping in:

I feel as if I am being carried, and can only see the hands of the person carying me, they don't let go.

If I try to wake myself up, the hands will usually get tighter.

This is very strange, I know, and it will happen only when I sleep on my back!

Do you visually see anything during an episode ?

The room I am sleeping in.

are you aware Audily during SP ?

Yes

What do you personally believe SP to be ?

a paranormal phenomena.

Do you think there is a connection to SP and the paranormal ?

Yes

Have you encountered any para experiences in your life ?

Yes.

Do you take any prescribed/illegal drugs on a regular basis.

No.

Do you suffer from any mental health issues ?

No, Thank God.

victoriasfo

How old were you,when you first experienced SP ?

6 or 7 years old.

Do you sleep on your back ?

Most of the time.

Prior to SP,did you believe in paranormal/spiritual ?

I was too young to have a concept of the paranormal or spiritual, but raised Catholic. When I became a teenager, I would go to the library looking for an answer to my sleep paralysis and I found information in a book called Projection of the Astral Body by Sylvan Muldoon and Hereward Carrington. This was my first introduction to the paranormal at around 17 or 18 years old.

Are you able to speak/shout out ?

Not while experiencing SP.

Are you aware right away you are experiencing a SP episode ?

Yes.

How long does it last for ?

When I can break it, maybe about 3 minutes. Otherwise possibly five minutes. I always struggled free, mentally and physically.

Are you prone to this - onset of sleep or during ?

Both.

Do you experience any "sensations"..please explain ?

When I was a child, the onset would start with waking up in the night with the feeling of falling very gently deeper and deeper, then trying to turn on my side and realizing I was "frozen." Sometimes it was painful. As an adult the occurrences are less, but they still happen. Usually I hear music that awakens me to the onset of paralysis.

Do you visually see anything during an episode ?

The first time I was about twelve. I heard a loud bang as if someone slammed the closet door. I realized I couldn't move but there was a movie type visual on the wall, sped up at a very fast rate. It wasn't really frightening, but I struggled out of the SP. Over the years I have seen many sights while experiencing SP, but nothing that I could not overcome or caused me excessive fear.


Are you aware Audily during SP ?

Yes, I can hear my husband breathing and I tried to call him to help when we were first married. Then I just reverted to what I knew. As a child I believed that praying the Hail Mary broke the paralysis. Now that I am older, it's a matter of not reacting with fear and realizing it is quite an adventurous experience if I can go with it.

What do you personally believe SP to be ?

I am leaning toward some type of hormonal/chemical release in brain or the electromagnetic field of the earth. Or a combination of both.

Do you think there is a connection to SP and the paranormal ?

Yes, I believe SP can serve as a portal to paranormal experiences, and it has in my life. I believe that since it is hereditary, as many of my family have this experience, there is a physical cause to the paranormal experience.

Have you encountered any para experiences in your life ?

Most within the realm of SP experience. I tend to have precognitive dreams and have been called very intuitive in normal life situations.

Do you take any prescribed/illegal drugs on a regular basis..DO NOT GIVE DETAILS IF YES

No

Do you suffer from any mental health issues ?..DO NOT GIVE DETAILS IF YES

No

Highlights

How old were you,when you first experienced SP ?
17

Do you sleep on your back ?
I would say about 1/4 of the time.

Prior to SP,did you believe in paranormal/spiritual ?
Yes.

Are you able to speak/shout out ?
No.

Are you aware right away you are experiencing a SP episode ?
yes.

How long does it last for ?
About 30 seconds I believe, but it's hard for me to judge the time.

Are you prone to this - onset of sleep or during ?
Typically when I first start to fall asleep, but sometimes during sleep.

Do you experience any "sensations"..please explain ?
I feel scared. I hear things, for example, my boyfriend was laying down next to me sleeping, but when I froze up, I thought he was whispering to me. I also heard a faint humming in the background. My body feels very tingly also.

Do you visually see anything during an episode ?
If I can see anything, it typically fades to black.

are you aware Audilby during SP ?
Yes

What do you personally believe SP to be ?
At this point I'm really not sure.

Do you think there is a connection to SP and the paranormal ?
I really don't know.

Have you encountered any para experiences in your life ?
Yes.

Do you take any prescribed/illegal drugs on a regular basis..
No

Do you suffer from any mental health issues ?
Not that I know of right now.

Cherokee943

How old were you,when you first experienced SP ?
Maybe 32 or 33.

Do you sleep on your back ?
Occasionally, but mostly my side.

Prior to SP,did you believe in paranormal/spiritual ?
Yes

Are you able to speak/shout out ?
NO, and that frightens me.

Are you aware right away you are experiencing a SP episode ?
No, it is so real, I think I'm awake.

How long does it last for ?
Seems like a long time, but probably a few minutes.
Are you prone to this - onset of sleep or during ?
During sleep.

Do you experience any "sensations"..please explain ?
Cold, scared, a feeling of not being able to move, and unable to breathe.

Do you visually see anything during an episode ?
No, just my surroundings.

are you aware Audily during SP ?
If you mean audibly... no.

What do you personally believe SP to be ?
Not sure... have had it explained in medical terms, but don't understand it.

Do you think there is a connection to SP and the paranormal ?
I'm not discounting anything at this point.
Have you encountered any para experiences in your life ?

Do you take any prescribed/illegal drugs on a regular basis..DO NOT GIVE DETAILS IF YES
NO

Do you suffer from any mental health issues ?..DO NOT GIVE DETAILS IF YES
NO

Palerider

How old were you,when you first experienced SP ? 4 or 5 years old

Do you sleep on your back ? No

Prior to SP,did you believe in paranormal/spiritual ? I cannot recall

Are you able to speak/shout out ? No

Are you aware right away you are experiencing a SP episode ? You can feel it coming on and then break into a cold sweat.

How long does it last for ? Seems like forever but I would bet less than 10 minutes.

Are you prone to this - onset of sleep or during ? No

Do you experience any "sensations"..please explain ? Fear and a tightening throughout my body and the more you fight it the tighter it gets. I knew something was going down and tried yelling for help but can't. For me, it felt like facing something not of this world.

Do you visually see anything during an episode ? Saw dark figures at my feet once. This was the first time I told my parents and family what had happened. They all said I was dreaming. The only time I recall seeing anything. I kept it to myself from that day forward

are you aware Audily during SP ? No

What do you personally believe SP to be ? Spirits

Do you think there is a connection to SP and the paranormal ? Yes

Have you encountered any para experiences in your life ? Yes

Do you take any prescribed/illegal drugs on a regular basis..DO NOT GIVE DETAILS IF YES No

Do you suffer from any mental health issues ?..DO NOT GIVE DETAILS IF YES No
How old were you,when you first experienced SP ?
18 or 19

Do you sleep on your back
Whenever it happened I was sleeping on my back. I don't anymore.

Prior to SP,did you believe in paranormal/spiritual ?
Yes

Are you able to speak/shout out ?
I tried to, but no sound came out.

Are you aware right away you are experiencing a SP episode ?
Yes

How long does it last for ?
I'd say about 5 minutes.

Are you prone to this - onset of sleep or during ?
When it happened I had been asleep for a while. However once it had happened if I went to sleep straight away it would happen again.

Do you experience any "sensations"..please explain ?
Very hard to explain, but a kind of humming sound that would intensify accompanied by a feeling that there was something there that I could feel around me. It's really hard to explain.



Do you visually see anything during an episode ?
I could actually open my eyes and see my room, but I couldn't do anything.

are you aware Audily during SP ?
Yes

What do you personally believe SP to be ?
I'm open minded, but I was scared. I know it doesn't really mean anything, but I was convinced that there was "something" there.

Do you think there is a connection to SP and the paranormal ?
I'm not 100% but I think there probably is because of how I felt at the time.

Have you encountered any para experiences in your life ?
Not directly as in I haven't seen a ghost myself. However I do have a lot of experiences with Ouija Boards which predate any SP episodes by at least 7 or 8 years.

Do you take any prescribed/illegal drugs on a regular basis..DO NOT GIVE DETAILS IF YES
No

Do you suffer from any mental health issues ?..DO NOT GIVE DETAILS IF YES
No
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