I don't think this is baby related... But has anyone had that sort of full body paralysed feeling when you wake in the night or try and go back to sleep??
Your awake, but cannot move or make any vocal sound??
I suppose suffer from that abit and its creepy!
Anyone know what that is?
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18-07-2012 04:42 #1
18-07-2012 04:55 #2
I have done, I know what you mean.
I think it's actually a nightmare though, of sorts. You've fallen asleep or are still asleep, but your brain thinks otherwise?
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18-07-2012 05:04 #3
This used to happen to my FH, where he would wake up paralysed for a second or two, and I would wake up to him groaning.
I read somewhere that it's when you wake up suddenly in the rem cycle, and your body has released too much of that chemical that makes you fall into deep sleep. It just takes a second for it to wear off and your body to wake up properly.
I think that makes sense, though you never know with the internet
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18-07-2012 05:52 #4
I've had something similar a few times. I 'dream'? I'm awake and I try to move and it's impossible. I try to talk or sometimes scream (coz I find it really scary) and I can't.
Is that what u get OP?
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18-07-2012 07:14 #5
It's scary as cuss! I'm the same, can't move, or scream and I feel as though someone's in my room (other than husband and or children) this morning I kept getting the feeling and did NOT want to try go to sleep again.. now I'm very sleepy thanks Sleep Paralysis...
18-07-2012 11:28 #6
It's called sleep paralysis, and it's pretty common.
Usually it's not indicative of any problems, but happens because your body is paralyzed when you're in REM sleep - if it wasn't, you'd be up and acting out your dreams. When you watch a dog twitch in its sleep? That's because the paralysis hasn't been 100% effective.
Anyway, sometimes your consciousness and the physical paralysis are out of sync, so that your body becomes paralysed before you're unconscious, or you become aware before the paralysis has disappeared.
It's also pretty common to experience hallucinations, the feeling of others being present and even seemingly sexual experiences. It's considered a likely explanation for the similarities between incubi/succubi in folklore and details of supposed alien abductions.
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18-07-2012 11:30 #7
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18-07-2012 12:49 #8
I get this as well. I have "thought" i have felt hand pressing on my chest, Ive woken up not being able to breath as well. So you are not alone I just never did anything about
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18-07-2012 18:00 #9
I've experienced this too, and as Renn said - it's just sleep paralysis. Totally scary the first time it happens though!
18-07-2012 18:09 #10
I used to have them when I was 18/19...awful feeling.
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