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    Middle of the Night Sleep Paralysis, 2011

    by , 04-14-2012 at 05:16 PM (377 Views)
    I had sleep paralysis once. It was when I awoke in the middle of the night from some kind of stressful dream, though I don't remember what the dream was about. The dream did stress me out to where I actually willed myself to wake up from it immediately. That was so cool, I became lucid in my dream and used my lucidity to wake up from the dream!

    I was awake in bed in the middle of the night, and I couldn't move, lol. So for about 30 seconds I'm lying there thinking so this is what sleep paralysis is. Good thing I heard about it before so I wasn't freaking out. I know I was still tired and it was the middle of the night, so I fell right back to sleep about a minute later. That was the first, and only, time I experienced sleep paralysis.
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    1. Shadesofcolour's Avatar
      I have never had sleep paralysis. Not that I remeber anyway. I think that unlike you I would be frightened!
    2. GoldenLight's Avatar
      I have never had SP - Do you know why that happens, Earthinferno? Does it have to do with the brain still being REM or rather a particular brain wave (beta/theta/alpha) and becoming conscious? But somehow that really doesn't make sense b/c if the brain is conscious, then why would we be paralyzed?
    3. EarthInferno's Avatar
      From what I understand, the brain shuts down certain parts of your brain stem when you go to sleep to prevent you from moving around. The brain is smart enough not to shut it down completely, so your heart and lungs, (and other processes), still function ok while you sleep. Obviously you can become fully conscious before your brain can re-activate the transmissions through your brain stem, that is where sleep paralysis occurs.
    4. GoldenLight's Avatar
      I see. It seems to take an awful long time though for the brain to reactivate our bodies, then...