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Unhappy Constant fear of sleep paralysis - April 23rd 2010, 06:21 AM

Okay so I get sleep paralysis. I have gotten it since I was little. It happens every so often. There is not really anything doctors can do. I live in fear of when it will happen again. I panic before sleeping and sometimes it takes me hours to go to sleep because I am so worried.
Does anyone have any advice on dealing with this?

I have heard that transitioning into lucid dreaming breaks it. I have had lucid dreams and they are so scary.
Also during sleep paralysis, I feel like I am suffocating and I can't move anything.
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Re: Constant fear of sleep paralysis - April 24th 2010, 04:16 PM

Hey there Kitty,

I really do sympathize with your situation. I've only experienced sleep paralysis one or two times and I remember how terrifying it was. I can understand why you may be in fear of it happening again and why you would like some help with dealing with sleep paralysis.

The following symptoms can be causes of sleep paralysis:

* Sleeping in a face upwards position
* Irregular sleeping schedules
* Increased stress or anxiety
* Sudden lifestyle changes
* Lucid dreaming

Can you relate with any of these things, Kitty? If so, you may want to try and change them and see if they help with your sleeping. I also realise that you've said that there is not really anything doctors can do, but have you considered seeing a specialist or even a therapist about this problem?

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Re: Constant fear of sleep paralysis - April 24th 2010, 08:18 PM

Thank you for replying to this!

I have had sleep paralysis on my sides and back.
As of now, I solely sleep on my stomach. It isn't as comfortable but I manage.

I get roughly the same amount of sleep each night

The thing is, when my stress was really bad, it didn't happen. It sorta varies.

I do have some of those that are unavoidable

Lucid dreaming I have had lucid dreaming before. It is sooo scary.

I asked my mom if I could go see a specialist and she said no.
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Re: Constant fear of sleep paralysis - April 25th 2010, 01:34 AM

I suggest talking to your family doctor about this and asking for a prescribed referral. Since your condition has stressed you out heavily and it sounds like has the potential to be serious, is important that you be able to communicate with someone that knows about it in-depth. Your mother would listen to your doctor.
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Re: Constant fear of sleep paralysis - April 25th 2010, 03:49 AM

What exactly could a doctor do?
How do I go about telling my doctor?
Also, some doctors think people are crazy for saying things like that
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Re: Constant fear of sleep paralysis - April 26th 2010, 07:29 PM

I've suffered from something like this. Like, I've had hypnogogoic hallucinations when trying to sleep, to the point where I had a vivid hallucination of someone I love trying to stab me, because I saw the moonlight slightly shine on one of my decorative weapons in my room. o_O

Anyways, what I've done to help me is, I listen to Ambient music as I try to sleep. I listen to Drone Zone on SomaFm, and Sleepbot Environmental Broadcast. I find they help alot. For me, the big thing is that it's background noise, but not overwhelming. Like, songs with lyrics don't help my mind, but make it wander more and more.

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Re: Constant fear of sleep paralysis - April 26th 2010, 07:31 PM

Ah I shall definitely check out the music
Thanks Arcy!
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