Originally Posted by Sirius23
Breathe however you are comfortable; there are no rules about this (or at least there shouldn't be).
Sleep Paralysis, if it should happen at all, generally doesn't kick in until you are waking up, so there is utterly no need to concern yourself with it.
-How long does sleep paralysis takes to kick in?Let's say maximum.I need to have a clear picture.
The only "paralysis" that kicks in as you fall asleep is REM Atonia (which is what most people seem to be referring to when they discuss SP, BTW -- that, or just a state of deep relaxation), and, if you sense that you are in REM Atonia, you are also probably already asleep and dreaming, because REM Atonia occurs at the onset of REM sleep. And REM Atonia would, of course, begin after you're fallen asleep, so its arrival will vary according to how long you take to get to sleep (but, since you're asleep, it doesn't matter anyway, right?).
I would suggest that you avoid worry about SP/REM Atonia. It is, in my opinion, by no measure a component of WILD at all, but rather just some more noise that might need to be calmly ignored as you fall asleep and make your way to the dream.
If you're curious, here are a couple of threads that speak more about SP, in real rather than mythological terms:
Sleep Paralysis Explained
Sleep Paralysis Demystified