Sleep paralysis .... - page 4

I was wondering if any of you have ever actually witnessed sleep paralysis in a patiant while on duty? We have a young lady staying with us at the moment, and she went to bed last night and... Read More

  1. by   nrw350
    I have had this happen to me once as well. When it happened I think I had been asleep for awhile but I am not sure anymore lol. Somehow I was trapped under water, I could not breathe, I could not move, I felt my chest ache wanting air, my arm muscles were contracted as hard as they could. Finally something happened and nearly launched out of bed. I was sweating like crazy and gasping for air. Scared the living daylights out of me. I think it has to do with sleeping on your back too because that is the position I was in at the time. Luckily, it has not happened since.

  2. by   nrw350
    Hmm, I wonder did I kille this topic lol.

  3. by   donmurray
    Only if you dreamed you did beforehand! lol
  4. by   nrw350
    Are we the only ones to have experienced this sleep paralysis? Does anyone have any other explainations? Very curious about it now.

  5. by   knowlegzseekr
    Wow, this is a neat topic! I've never experienced sleep paralysis-thank God, but i know many people that do and they say if they say a prayer it usually snaps them out of it. 'I've heard sleep paralysis referred to as 'the devil riding your back' anyone else ever heard of such?
    The people that i know who have experienced it says it's like an evil presence standing over them and they can't scream, move or anything! I do recall them saying that it mainly happens if they sleep on their back.
    Next time it happens try saying a prayer and see if it works.
    Good luck and God bless.