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What is sleep paralysis and why does it occur?

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The following is the video describing sleep paralysis:

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Discussion 347: Elaboration on possible related sleep paralysis phenomena

Theoretical physicists can prove that there are at least 10 dimensions plus time. We experience only three of them. It is possible we are being visited by beings from other dimensions.

How much any such beings can actually influence this dimension is subject to question. There appears to be definite limits as it is rare to hear of someone actually being hurt. Personally, I am a skeptical believer, thinking that one day science will find the truth.

It is amazing the experiences people report having. Bill Monroe started the Monroe Institute because he spontaneously started traveling outside of his body in an astral projection sort of way. He was a very conservative IBM type who was not prone to this type of experience. It makes for very interesting reading.

The US Army believes in related phenomena much more than they let on as they tried to locate crashed planes sometimes by getting a group of remote viewers and seeing if they can find the places of greatest agreement. They say this is not psychic, but something that can be taught to anyone. I’ve been told that it is somehow like the collective unconscious.

All of this is speculative as we are years away from discovering the true meaning of it all. And strangely enough, I think technology will eventually elaborate on the strange experiences that people have experienced and will find that it’s not uncommon and that it can be induced. The problem is we have only limited and hit-or-miss ways of doing so now.

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Sleep Paralysis, Hypnagogia, and Night Terrors

sleep-paralysisA questioner on the reddit.com dream board asked the following question about his girlfriend:

“This is what she sent me this morning: “Like I’d be sleeping but I’m conscious that I’m awake and then I start seeing a ghost and I scream but nothing comes out and I’m completely paralyzed and I try waking up but it doesn’t work and when I wake up I’m crying like crazy”. What does this mean exactly?”
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Answer:It sounds like she is having night terrors due to “waking up” in a dream state. The dream state is called REM (for Rapid Eye Movements because your eyes are moving we think the way they would if the dream were actually happening). During REM, you lose muscle tone and are functionally paralyzed from the neck down.

We believe the body loses muscle tone because you would act out the dream otherwise and get hurt. There have been people who did not lose muscle tone during sleep–they were in danger because they were walking and moving while asleep. I believe it is likely that she woke up in A REM state and that is why she could not move. The condition between sleep and waking up is called hypnagogia. It is during this time one can have a hypnagogic hallucination.

Her seeing the ghost is a “dream hallucination” or hypnagogic hallucination. She is actually having an awake dream which can be quite terrifying and is often called “night terrors.” Simply keeping an indirect light on will often prevent the night terrors. I believe this may be because it is more possible to wake yourself up from the dream hallucination.

An alternative may be to instruct yourself before going to sleep that if the dream paralysis/ hallucination happens again, that you can protect yourself by simply closing your eyes and going to sleep. Sometimes by not fighting the dream, you are less likely to induce the fear response. Sleep is, after all, protective.

**The above is not meant to be treatment or advice. Consult an experienced professional who knows you for personalized treatment.

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