Well, for the past 2-3 years or so I’ve been having new sleeping problems. But not insomnia tho, that one’s quite under my skin. Lately this new problem have been showing many times, too many if I may add. I asked a friend, he said “sleep paralysis” I haven’t really checked since he said so, but tonight I’ve googled it, and found out it really is sleep paralysis.
It says usually it only occurs once or twice (minimum) in a lifetime. Before, it did occur only once or twice per month. But now its much more often, and also continuous.. almost 2-4 times everytime I try to sleep.
Like last night, I think it went off 3 times, I tried changing positions and all that. Nothing really had any effect, I had to fight my way out of it most of the time..
From what I’ve read, It’s not dangerous. But I’ve felt my heart like it was stopping, and I can’t take any air into my lungs. I dunno if I should let it be, but I’m afraid to let it be. I fight it and kept breathing, taking air in even though it feels like something’s preventing me to do so.
Anyhow, maybe.. MAYBE I’ll go see a doctor
Quote from one of the pages I’ve read:
Sleep paralysis can be extremely frightening, especially if you've never experienced it before, and you don't know what's happening. Here's how to tell if you're having sleep paralysis.
Sleep paralyses happens when you are in REM sleep. Your mind starts to wake up, but your body stays in it's natural state of paralysis that normally occurs during REM. The results can be extremely frightening when this happens.
Many people panic when they seem to be awake, yet can't move their body. Hallucinations can occur as well, usually auditory hallucinations.
People often feel there is a presence in the room with them during a sleep paralysis episode. Other symptoms include loud or buzzing sounds, a feeling of weight on the chest or back, heaviness, panic attacks, and out of body experiences.
Sleep paralyses most often occurs when someone is sleeping on their back. It can also seem worse if you're in this position when it happens, as you may feel more exposed, and unable to protect yourself.