I first experienced sleep paralysis a few years ago and found it very scary.
I was aware of electrical pulses, a bit like in the film Ghost when people walk through Patrick Swayze, like that sound. I felt like some thing had entered my body or passed through it, this is usually how my sleep paralysis begins.
This time I went to bed and was aware of my ice skating twirling dream and the fact I could not move. I was awake and it took me ages to be able to call for help. I felt like I could not breathe. My partner calmed me down and I fell right back into deep REM sleep and it happened again.
The third time that night it happened I saw a port hole with the power of a hurricane sucking me in, I decided to blow to counteract it though it was more powerful than me, this is when I returned to normal and was able to move again.
I insisted my partner swap sides of the bed, I had pins and needles in my arms and I forced myself to stay awake as I knew it would happen again if I went straight back to sleep as I would have went back to REM sleep. Incidentally my wrist was bruised in the morning and I have no knowledge of hurting it the day before, though was aware of pain in my arms during the episode.
In the past I have had to force myself to get up as it is the only way to stop repeat episodes that same night, which is difficult as I am so tired.
One time a few years ago, my car was stolen. A few days later my car was still missing and I spent the whole night having episodes of sleep paralysis. Suddenly I was aware of voices discussing smashing up my car, I even recognized two of the voices! I forced myself awake, which took some time as I was paralyzed and went to my window, no one was there and I could no longer hear any thing. The next day the police said they had found my car smashed up and yes by people I knew! (not well, friends of a friend). Can any one explain this?
Also what is with the electrical impulse feelings in the brain, they are not painful yet profound.
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