I Animate My Sleep Paralysis Experience (2023)


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Squid up? NO! Squid Neutral!, Master, procrastinator(lol It's, this dude again) last year of college..

Procrastinating on my 3d animation, senior project..., Wait..., 3d, ?, Oh, yea, Daidus., We, sure, look, 3d., Sen...please, another explanation for another day.

Okay? Super stressed out(Yeah I can see why) Only 24 hours left until the deadline.

Only two hours of interval, sleep Scattered around the day, Mostly During, Rendering and I'm, not gonna lie.

It was probably the hardest.

I have ever worked in a single day.

Energy drinks everywhere I was dying which allowed for A T W O H O U, R, P, O, W, E, R, N, A, P and thus..


Mind woke up and started to signal my body to rise up as if...

It's a normal average Joe day(Not) And.

It was around 5, a.m.., Then I noticed I couldn't move my body, not even my fingers, my toes, my neck EVERYTHING I also noticed that my eyelids were still fully closed, -but, yet I could still see right through them.

I also --also Noticed.

That I could still see behind me as if I had eyes on the back of my head.

I could see the whole room in 360.

I was still closed by the way, and then I started thinking to myself Hmm...

This must be that Sleep Paralysis thing that all these people keep talking about and I was like "WOW" This is actually kind of cool.

Is this.

What it feels like as time passes by I think to myself wait a second is this supposed to be like a scary experience or something like? Isn't there supposed to be a monster that comes in and attacks you while-- while you can't move or something and then capush my wish was granted a giant demon with horns.

Taller than eight feet appears in the corner of my bedroom.

Using the eyes behind the back of head.

I can clearly see it just standing there m e n a c I n g l y From, the distance.

I'm, like dude REALLY, did I really have to think like that.

I was kind of angry at myself for Imagining, something like that because it was so scary.

Have you ever seen that horror movie V/H/S/2 where's, this giant Minotaur, looking demon from Hell comes out of a woman's stomach Well? If you haven't then good, because the movies not good for the squeamish, if you know wat I'm saying but yes, That was what was CHILING in the corner of my room.

At this point, I obviously start to freak out I try to summon every power I could to move ANY part of my body parts, but they weren't moving I was basically a sack of potatoes, but a sack of potatoes.

That was well aware.

It was about to get eaten alive and dragged to hell.

I could see it walking towards me slowly and knowing how useless my body is.

I scream, the most panic inducing scream I, probably have ever forced upon myself, IN MY ENTIRE LIFE Only..., my mouth couldn't open, so it was just my thoughts that were screaming Have you ever yelled a blood-curdling scream?, a scream where you are fearing for your life so loud But.

Only in your mind, --yet.

No one can hear you and not even yourself.

Where does supernatural feeling in the world I'll tell you that it's I can't experience it anywhere else.

I've never even tried to scream as long as I could in my mind.

I, don't know.

If I can now Nope I had roommates at the time.

Yet, I wasn't making any sound, so they couldn't hear a squid as I see this A B O M I N A T I O, N Approaching closer and closer I literally started crying for help.

I scream in my head, HELP HELP, ME HELPMESOMEBODY somebody PLEASEHELP, Help, I can't move help Yes.

That was the cry of someone who was about to die from a horror movie.

You see those horror, movies, And they're about to get chopped up to pieces.

That was me: I was screaming, I was helpless, I was gonna, die --ju-just just end my life now That's.

Basically, what my my cry for help was I was gonna die That's.

What I felt like the creature is basically on top of me and he's just staring down below on me.

And I'm, just like I, get the impression I'm already dead and, and you know what I was like: I wanna scream at max I started screaming at maximum power: like; *I N T E N S E, P, H, O, N, E, V, I, B, R, A, T, I, O, N, S* But, like in my head, so it was like more intense You know.

This whole thing is funny because I'm well-aware that I'm in Sleep Paralysis But-- I still believe I'm gonna die, which is crazy as I scream like a crying baby, More and more my jaw, FINALLY decides to feel movement.

And, then I, let out a sound that comes out my mouth that sounded like kind of like ༼ ºل͟º, ༼, ºل͟º, ༼, ºل͟º, ༽, ºل͟º, ༽, ºل͟º, ༽ Noticing, how stupid it sounded(ಠ_ಠ) I immediately stopped thus..

the demon disappeared and I instantly regained control.

Over my whole body, I sat up on my bed and I was like wow huh So that just happened and then..

I just went back to completing my senior project, Never again..., sleep paralysis; never again, ok, !, it's squid neutral! That was my first time.

Having sleep paralysis in my whole entire life- and you know it was quite exciting- Yet a terrifying experience.

Wouldn't want it again.


I had a friend who told me he had like a.

He gets sleep paralysis like every week, And I'm, like dude.


Do you deal with it? Well like? Doesn't that terrify you or something?? And then he explains Yeah, it's still scary, but I get used to it in a way.

And I was just like wha- like I, can't be described exactly how he deals with it, but yeah.

How about no I feel bad for him man.

But one thing to take note is that I noticed that I probably only got the sleep paralysis.

Because of my high, high, high stress that day aka, the high stress of finishing my senior project, That I've, been working on for a full year to put the finishing touches in less than 24 hours.

Another good reason, I, probably never get sleep.

Paralysis is because I'm, a pretty stress-free guy by nature, To be honest, but hey.

Maybe you scum, might know a thing or two about this phenomenon.

I want to add.

-Like, thank you guys for your amazing support.

I truly mean it.

You goddang scum I.

Thank you.

-Like I'm, really bad at this, but thank you, and uh..- yeah yeah I'll see you next time.

You barnacle scum And, don't forget to follow my Twitter and Instagram or you die.

Happy Halloween ~, hahaahah, (._.), (, l:, ), (, .-., ), (, :l, ), (._.), ヾ(⌐■_■)ノ♪, Shiro, doe, ༼, ºل͟º, ༼, ºل͟º, ༼, ºل͟º, ༽, ºل͟º, ༽, ºل͟º, ༽, ;).


What is a sleep paralysis demon? ›

Kanashibari: Kanashibari is a Japanese name for an experience between sleep and wakefulness. View Source involving paralysis, fear, anxiety, and sometimes hallucinations.

Is sleep paralysis a dream or hallucination? ›

Sleep paralysis is a state of involuntary immobility occurring at sleep onset or offset, often accompanied by uncanny “ghost-like” hallucinations and extreme fear reactions.

Is it possible to break out of sleep paralysis? ›

How can I stop sleep paralysis? There are no proven therapies that can stop a sleep paralysis episode, but most people who experience it routinely report that focusing on making small body movements (such as moving one finger, then another) helps them to recover more quickly.

What triggers sleep paralysis? ›

Causes of sleep paralysis

insomnia. disrupted sleeping patterns – for example, because of shift work or jet lag. narcolepsy – a long-term condition that causes a person to suddenly fall asleep. post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

How rare is sleep paralysis? ›

Sleep paralysis (SP) is a common condition that affects approximately 7.6% of the general population during their lifetime [1].

Are your eyes open during sleep paralysis? ›

During an episode of sleep paralysis you may: find it difficult to take deep breaths, as if your chest is being crushed or restricted. be able to move your eyes – some people can also open their eyes but others find they can't.

Do you hear voices during sleep paralysis? ›

Similarly, the auditory (hearing) hallucinations in sleep paralysis can range from routine to bizarre. Many people hear various noises, but hearing voices is the most common. The voices may sound like whispers, screams, or laughter.

Can you scream during sleep paralysis? ›

During an episode of sleep paralysis, you might have the sensation of a harmful presence in your bedroom, or pressing down on you — but you can't move or scream.

What is the mystery of sleep paralysis? ›

Researchers believe sleep paralysis is caused by a disturbed rapid eye movement cycle because it mostly happens as people are falling into or coming out of REM sleep. During that stage, their brains normally paralyze their muscles anyway -- so they don't act out their dreams.

How many hours does sleep paralysis last? ›

Sleep paralysis can last from several seconds to several minutes; episodes of longer duration are typically disconcerting and may even provoke a panic response. The paralysis may be accompanied by rather vivid hallucinations, which most people will attribute to being parts of dreams.

What happens when you wake up after sleep paralysis? ›

The body remains paralyzed while the brain awakens. You are alert and conscious, but are unable to move voluntary muscles. This is often accompanied by a sensation of chest pressure; this is the reason why many people also wake up from sleep paralysis gasping for breath.

Who is more prone to sleep paralysis? ›

Some of the strongest associations are in people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and others who have been exposed to physical and emotional distress. Those with anxiety disorders, including panic disorder, also appear to be more likely to experience the condition.

Can someone wake you up from sleep paralysis? ›

A person will wake up from sleep paralysis naturally. While the occurrence can be frightening, it will pass with time. There is no way that a person can force their body to move out of a paralysis state.

What causes sexsomnia? ›

Share on Pinterest Sleep deprivation, stress, and shift-work may all trigger sexsomnia. As with other parasomnias, such as sleepwalking, it seems sexsomnia is caused by a disruption while the brain is moving between deep sleep cycles. These disturbances are often called confusion arousals (CAs).

What age is sleep paralysis most common? ›

Sleep paralysis can affect men and women of any age group. The average age when it first occurs is 14 to 17 years. It is a fairly common sleep problem. Estimates of how many people have it vary widely from 5% to 40%.

What is a fun fact about sleep paralysis? ›

Key facts about sleep paralysis

It's a brief sensation and at most it will last for a few minutes. Despite the scary name, it's not harmful. While it might feel bizarre, it's completely normal. Lack of sleep can trigger an episode.

When did sleep paralysis start? ›

The first clinical description of sleep paralysis was published in 1664 in a Dutch physician's case histories, where it was referred to as, 'Incubus or the Night-Mare [sic]'.

What is it called when you are asleep but feel awake? ›

Hypnagogia is the transition between wakefulness and sleep. During this state, it's common to experience visual, audio, or other types of hallucinations. It's also common to experience muscle jerks and sleep paralysis. Some people purposefully try to induce to hypnagogia to stimulate creativity.

Is your brain active during sleep paralysis? ›

Sleep paralysis differs from dreaming and night terrors mainly due to the fact that the brain is awake, even if it hasn't told the body just yet.

What do sleep paralysis hallucinations look like? ›

During sleep paralysis hallucinations, that valuable info and other sensory input gets muddled and we see a highly distorted projection of our brain's stored body image. It's like we're looking into a mirror, but seeing a monster. Fear gets amplified in this state.

Should you stay calm in sleep paralysis? ›

During a sleep paralysis attack, try to stay calm and concentrate on your breathing. Understanding what is happening helps release the paralysis faster.

What is the intense fear during sleep paralysis? ›

Sleep paralysis refers to the phenomenon in which resumption of consciousness occurs while muscle atonia of REM (rapid eye movement) sleep is maintained, leading to intense fear and apprehension in the patient as the patient lies awake without the ability to use any part of their body.

What is the name of the demon that sits on your chest? ›

The night hag or old hag is the name given to a supernatural creature, commonly associated with the phenomenon of sleep paralysis. It is a phenomenon during which a person feels a presence of a supernatural malevolent being which immobilizes the person as if sitting on their chest or the foot of their bed.

Can you get sleep paralysis twice in one night? ›

You could have one episode of sleep paralysis and never have another one, or it could happen multiple times.

Why do I wake up feeling like I've been beaten up? ›

That heavy feeling right after you wake up is called sleep inertia. You feel tired, maybe a little disoriented, and not quite fully ready to hit the ground running. It can affect anyone.

What happens to your brain when you sleep high? ›

Short-term cannabis use appears to increase the time you spend in deep sleep, the stage that helps you wake up feeling refreshed. However, THC decreases the amount of time you spend in rapid eye movement (REM) sleep, when you spend more time dreaming, processing emotions, and cementing new memories.

What mental illness causes night terrors? ›

Adults are more likely to have night terrors if they have a history of:
  • bipolar disorder.
  • depression.
  • anxiety.

How do you force yourself to wake up from a dream? ›

Try the following methods to wake from a lucid dream

It's said that yelling in your dream tells your brain it's time to wake up. Or, if you manage to speak out loud, you might wake yourself up. Blink. Repeatedly blinking may help your mind get ready to wake up.

Should I try to wake up from sleep paralysis? ›

It's entirely safe to wake someone up from sleep paralysis. In fact, they will probably be hugely grateful. If you suspect your bed partner is experiencing sleep paralysis, you could try talking to them, tapping their shoulder, or gently shaking them.

Does sleep paralysis happen when you sleep on your back? ›

Sleep paralysis is more likely to happen when you sleep on your back since you're more likely to be awoken from snoring or sleep apnea, so opt for any other position that's comfortable.

Does sleep paralysis make you shake? ›

Few battles are won completely in a single moment. As sleep paralysis sets in remaining daytime energy kindles and bursts out in seemingly random movements. In other words, hypnic jerks are the last gasps of normal daytime motor control.

What position to sleep in to avoid sleep paralysis? ›

Another way to prevent sleep paralysis is by sleeping on your side or stomach. Sleep paralysis is more common when sleeping on your back, so avoid that position. You can sleep with a pillow behind your back to stop you from rolling over in the night.

How many times does sleep paralysis happen in a lifetime? ›

Sporadic sleep paralysis occurs at least once in a lifetime for 40–50% of normal subjects. However, recurrent isolated sleep paralysis is much less common, affecting 3–6% of normal subjects with rare episodes. In a study of first-year medical students, sleep paralysis episodes occurred in up to 16.25% of individuals.

What is a parasomnia? ›

(PAYR-uh-SOM-nee-uh) An abnormal disruption of sleep, such as sleep walking, sleep talking, nightmares, bedwetting, sleep apnea (problems with breathing that cause loud snoring), or nighttime seizures.

Can you arouse someone in their sleep? ›

Somnophilia (from Latin somnus "sleep" and Greek φιλία, -philia "friendship") is a paraphilia in which an individual becomes sexually aroused by someone who is unconscious. The Dictionary of Psychology categorized somnophilia within the classification of predatory paraphilias.

Is there a monster in sleep paralysis? ›

In Egypt, sleep paralysis is often thought to be caused by a jinn (“genie”)—a supernatural creature that terrorizes and sometimes kills its victims. In Italy, some interpret sleep paralysis as an assault by the so-called Pandafeche, a figure described as a malevolent witch or terrifying giant cat.

What does it mean when you feel someone touching you in your sleep? ›

Tactile hallucination is the experience of feeling like you're being touched when you're not. It's one of the most common aspects of sleep paralysis. Many people say they feel pressure or contact. It's like something or someone is holding them down.

What does the night hag want? ›

Night hags are fiends who delight in the corruption of mortals, typically by approaching them in their sleep and filling their dreams with doubts and fears that cause them to turn to evil acts.

How do you fight sleep paralysis? ›

Your doctor can also check for any underlying sleep problems, such as narcolepsy or sleep apnea. Often the most effective way to help with sleep paralysis is by maintaining good sleep quality. Self-care goes a long way; improving daily sleep habits usually does the trick. Avoid sleeping on your back.

Who suffers from sleep paralysis? ›

Sleep paralysis can affect men and women of any age group. The average age when it first occurs is 14 to 17 years. It is a fairly common sleep problem. Estimates of how many people have it vary widely from 5% to 40%.

Is sleep paralysis part of PTSD? ›

Studies show that from 27.8% to 76% of patients diagnosed with PTSD experienced at least one sleep paralysis in their lifetime [14].

How long can sleep paralysis last? ›

Episodes of sleep paralysis last from a few seconds to 1 or 2 minutes. These spells end on their own or when you are touched or moved. In rare cases, you can have dream-like sensations or hallucinations, which may be scary.

What are hags powers? ›

Unlike Beldams, the Hags were also capable of mastering good magic, and thus, they could bestow gifts of good harvest, wealth, or magical items to those they favored or who treated them well.

What do people with sleep paralysis have in common? ›

What Does Sleep Paralysis Feel Like? The defining symptom of sleep paralysis is atonia, or the inability to move the body or speak. People also report difficulty breathing, chest pressure, and distressing emotions like panic or helplessness during sleep paralysis episodes.

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