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Sleep paralysis becoming a problem getting desperate (long)?
Hi I’m 18 and I started getting sleep paralysis 4 years ago
My sleep paralysis has changed a lot since I first got it.
Progressing from the regular pattern of paralysis, I have started being able to ‘feel’ myself falling into paralysis. I have found that I can fight against it to avoid being trapped in paralysis along with the visual hallucinations and scary sounds.
It feels so strange and the sensation is indescribable to feel yourself sinking into the paralyzed state. It is very uncomfortable. Sometimes audible screams, or a bubbling feeling coming from the back of my neck accompany the ’slipping’ process, which confuses me because I am not yet paralyzed.
Problem is that when I fight it, it does not just happen once in one night. I break out of it and then sink in again, having to force myself out of it again on and on throughout a good portion of the night, just to avoid the horrible experience.
I guess the obvious solution would be to just let myself enter paralysis, but after an episode like that I don’t get much sleep because I’m too scared. I put the light on and just read for the rest of the night.
I know apparently most people get sleep paralysis, but no one I know has even heard of it.. It is wrecking my sleep and it is making me feel horrible.
Days seem to be merging into each other and I forget if something I experienced in a dream, like a conversation with a family member, is real or not.
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