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#142 - revetwrot (12/05/2013) [-]
By reading the comments, it kinda sounds like micro-sleep, maybe. For those who don't know, micro-sleep is sleeping with your eyes open. It used to happen to truck drivers, due to long hours driving. My father said it happened to him, he saw a baby/toddler crawling on the road.
User avatar #141 - SteveHomoki (10/13/2013) [-]
I must be immune to sleep paralysis, I never get it but I do get lucid dreams most of the time.
#140 - anonymous (10/11/2013) [-]
way to state the obvious
User avatar #117 - krazekaotik (09/16/2013) [-]
happened to me once and i saw a black figure creeping over me i felt like it was taking my breath away i was screaming as loud as i could but nothing came out it was the freakiest thing ive ever endured
User avatar #116 - yomamashouse (09/15/2013) [+] (4 replies)
sleep paralysis "happens" to me quite a lot. It is awful. Every time. Sometimes I tell myself that if it happens again (which it will) to withstand it to find out what else can happen. I just can't seem to do it. I know the feeling exactly when it is about to happen, so I can get myself out of it before I go in. But sometimes I can't stop it from happening. The worst was a couple weeks ago I had one and could not for the life of me get out of it and my leg went up in the air and something pulled me down my bed and that's when I finally woke up. haven't done it since but that was the worst experience I ever had with it. I don't recommend trying to have sleep paralysis. but if you want to know how to scare the **** out of yourself, go for it.

oh and it's terribly hard to talk during them too. I usually get out a whimper or a muffly sound for a cry for help. but that is the best I can do.
#96 - RIPphyscovideos (09/15/2013) [-]
The method that this person is showing is called WILD (wake induced lucid dream). Sleep paralysis is just a side effect. The hallucinations soon turn into your dream world as long as you don't pay attention to them. Plus, the hallucinations you see in your room really depend on how you react to being paralyzed in bed. If you start panicking, you will begin seeing frightening figures. If you are calm then you'll see.... something calm. You're not supposed to open your eyes during sleep paralysis, which is why this person was ill-brained. If I do open my eyes, all I see is a black cat walking across my feet.

There's other ways of lucid dreaming that seem to work better (WILD is directed towards 'advanced' lucid dreamers). The one that seems to work for me is called MILD (mnemonically induced lucid dream) and it doesn't involve experiencing what this person did. All you have to do is while you're in bed falling asleep, think to yourself that you'll have a lucid dream and that the next time you're dreaming you'll realize that you're dreaming. When you dream later that night, you should be walking around in your dream world and then suddenly realize 'hey this isn't real' and there you go.

There's also the NILD, nightmare induced lucid dream. Basically, whenever you have a nightmare you usually have the notion that you're in a nightmare and should wake up. Since you know you're in a nightmare, you can just become lucid and turn it into a regular dream.
User avatar #93 - BrownBearninetysix ONLINE (09/15/2013) [-]
I think I've had sleep paralysis before, but I've never hallucinated. I think this only happens if you panic.
User avatar #90 - ACanadian ONLINE (09/15/2013) [-]
About a month ago I had what I think was sleep paralysis. I couldn't move my arms or legs,, my eyes were closed and I felt something licking my face, except there was no wetness. At the time I thought it was just the puppy I was taking care of, but maybe it was this instead.
#75 - anonymous (09/15/2013) [-]
I once had this and I saw something that looked like a large purple furbie with a tiny horn and no ears. All it did was walk across my room and into my closet.
User avatar #74 - strifethethird ONLINE (09/15/2013) [-]
i get sleep paralysis a few times a month. two week ago i was sleeping and woke up with sleep paralysis, by now i'm used to it so it doesn't bother me, i just relaxed and went back to sleep, this happened about 3 times before i was able to wake up normally and move, this is the first time i was able to actually go back to sleep though which was pretty cool because my dream just kept on going not at the same spot, but a little later into the dream like the first part i was at home talking about someone i was looking for, then i was at a farm looking for the person and finally i was at some sort of racetrack waiting for the person to drive by, in the dream i knew it was the same person, i never got to see who it was but it was a pretty cool experience.

Also sleep paralysis is one of the worst things you can go through IF you don't know whats going on or aren't use to it, like the post says you will hallucinate, I've never heard anything, but i have seen things from tall shadows, huge cartoon like faces that were the size of my closet door about 6 feet tall and even seeing things from the dream in real life. i once had a nightmare that i was in my room and there was a weird projection on the wall it was one of those old 3, 2, 1 movie reel things but it was brown and creepy looking , i woke up from the dream but could still see it on my bedroom wall until i was able to move again and it just disappeared, don't try to lucid dream on your own just let it happen naturally, sometimes i can control my dreams for a few seconds before i wake up just don't force it.
User avatar #70 - meuandme (09/15/2013) [-]
Shadow People, Hat Man, Sleep Paralysis, Old Hag, Negitive Energy Vampires, Djinn Movie This is what you see apparently.
User avatar #50 - bitchplzzz (09/15/2013) [+] (1 reply)
Better than ****** LSD, its all natural and doesnt cost a thing
User avatar #39 - fierceark (09/15/2013) [+] (1 reply)
But I do this, and I can control them (mostly)

I absolutely love lucid dreaming, it lets me play out things that dont exist in reality as if they are. (I've done a lot of **** since ive been doing this actively for a few years now)

Im not saying your wrong, because your are right, there are very bad nightmares when uoi cant control it, I've had quite a few.

I'm just saying that if you learn to control them, it's a really amazing experience
#38 - nsfwanon (09/15/2013) [-]
A few times I've been able to close my eyes and after a while I go into a place that looks real, colours and everything. I know I'm asleep, but it feels as if I'm in control for those few seconds before I drift off completely. Pretty cool **** .
User avatar #37 - notbenstiller **User deleted account** (09/15/2013) [-]
This would happen to me in school. I'd have a free period and decide to take a nap, but couldn't fall asleep, but at the same time couldn't freaking move or open my eyes regardless of how hard I tried **** sucks.
User avatar #36 - wedgehead (09/15/2013) [-]
Oh please dont start this ******* again.
User avatar #23 - casedlsix (09/15/2013) [-]
whenever i get sleep paralysis, i never hallucinate. but because i sleep with my mouth closed, i imagine that i'm suffocating due to me not being able to open my mouth. i'm not sure how long it actually lasts, but it feels like hours of struggling before i have the sense to breathe out of my damn nose.
User avatar #22 - VincentKing ONLINE (09/15/2013) [-]
Want to know how you wake up from sleep paralysis? Think about moving your foot, just a bit and try to do it. At first, you just get a strange feeling, but the moment your foot starts to move, you will jump awake.
User avatar #19 - cloverhand (09/15/2013) [-]
I've been able to lucid dream for as long as I can remember, I don't know how, I just know that I am able to control my dreams and I'm aware of it
User avatar #4 - ninjahitman (09/14/2013) [-]
Looks like fun.
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