Re: Sleep paralysis, anyone?
As I mentioned earlier, it tended to happen when I was both bodily and mentally exhausted. I'm an ex swimmer and I usually experienced it during meets, when I was pretty stressed before I went to sleep due to the upcoming events of the next day. Never in hotel rooms by the way. It always seems to happen when I'm at home. It might be pure coincidence though.
Originally Posted by -God of War-
From personal experience I can tell that there are varying degrees of fear when it comes to sleep paralysis. Sometimes the panic is overwhelming, sometimes not. Sometimes I can will myself awake. Sometimes, although my body doesn't respond, after the initial jolt of fear I become fully aware that what I'm experiencing isn't real, which automatically eliminates the panic factor and I can will myself back to sleep. I'm not sure if I even wake up during the process, meh.
Originally Posted by Cpt Long Schlong
I've even had a couple of pleasent ones, completely devoid of the fear and panic, if we can categorise them as sleep paralysis too. The pleasent ones tend to happen during the day, if I've dozed off on the couch or something. Usually in well lit areas. I guess the light eliminates the panic factor. Though generally speaking, I think the fear factor is related to how mentally awake and aware I am while experiencing it.
Anyway, why on earth does your experience invalidate mine? Just because you experience it in a certain way doesn't mean everybody else must too.