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Sleep paralysis

Sleep paralysis is when, during awakening or falling asleep, a person is aware but unable to move or speak. During an episode, one may hear, feel, or see things that are not there. It often results in fear. Episodes generally last less than a couple of minutes. It may occur as a single episode or be recurrent.

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Out of body experiences is a rare incident that can accompany sleep paralysis. During an out of body experience ones mind is seperated from their body. The person experiencing this can actually see themselves sleeping. Most people wakeup just from the shock of seeing their body from an outside perspective. Others, who might have more experience with sleep paralysis, move from room to room of their house until the paralysis ends. Due to the uncommonness of out of body experiences, many people don’t believe it can actually happen. However, they probably think the same about sleep paralysis in general.

Contributed by Madeline Meunier

Sleep Paralysis happens to almost everyone at least once in their lifetime! It still hasn't happened to me, and I surely hope that I'm not part of the almost =0

Contributed by Joselyn Rojas

In Mexico, they call this "Se te subio un muerto" which translates into "a dead person is on top of you". Most Mexican's believe that this is a bad spirit trying to make his way into your body or just messing with you. Usually it is related to person who has past away near by. I say this because i have gone through this many times and was terrified because it still happens from time to time, but its nice to know there is a logical explanation to this.

Contributed by Edwin Gonzalez

Sleep Paralysis is not a paranormal phenomenon, but a normal thing. It is when the brain and body are not communicating. The brain has waken, but the body is still asleep.

Contributed by Edwin Gonzalez

Demonic visitation often experienced in Sleep Paralysis

Sleep Paralysis is a very frightening, but yet fascination topic. I love reading about peoples experiences of this, but I hope that it never happens to me.

Contributed by Morgan Sue Robinson

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