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      So I've decided to use Sleep Paralysis to LD...

      I'm far too lazy and inconsistent to use practical techniques for achieving a lucid dream, so I'm going to bite the bullet and use the easy, yet possibly frightening-ass shortcut of sleep paralysis. I've heard that after you wake up, you start seeing freaky hallucinations, and you feel like you can't breathe.

      What are some tips to overcoming this phase? Since all these hallucinations are generated by your mind because it's panicking over the fact that you're awake during SP, should I try imagining the scary visitor as a misunderstood nice guy who happens to look like he went through a meat grinder? Taking deep breaths? (If this is even possible, since you probably feel like something is pressing down on your chest).

      What do I do once I'm in the actual sleep paralysis? Do I slip into a lucid dream after the nightmarish ordeal is over? Do I have to do something else?

      I have never done this before, and I'm trying to gather as much info as I can before jumping into the fire so that I know what to expect and how to deal with it. Any help would be appreciated!

      P.S.: Sorry for the double post. Internet browser refreshed and somehow that ended up happening.
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      just remember its all in your mind and nothing can hurt you.

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      Just let it go, most of the time it's not even that bad, and in my experience any scary faces only last for a split second.

      Check out the WILD (wake-induced lucid dream) technique if you haven't already, and remember to couple that with a WBTB (wake back to bed), that way you're much easier to fall into REM because if you don't, you'll be lying there in SP for literally hours before you give up, roll over, and waste your night.


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      Yeah with sleep paralysis your pretty much guaranteed to end up in a lucid dream. Its not scary at all, its all in your head so its fun. You can breath, its just harder. Make sure you don't have a blanket or anything covering your face and if you sleep on your belly for the love of god, don't fall asleep face down haha. I sleep on my side but sometimes fall asleep with a pillow covering my face and its pretty horrible. Worst comes to worst just pull yourself outta paralysis, the trick is to put all your effort into a single jolt. By jolt I mean try and move your shoulders or neck or something and put all your energy into a single jolt. If you do it right you'll instantly regain control of your muscles. The hallucinations aren't caused by panic. They're just a natural part of falling asleep like dreaming. People who have only had sleep paralysis a handful of times in their life are the ones that come up with all these rumours. I get it every night so I've learned a thing or 2 about it. Its great fun, right before you start dreaming you feel like your skydiving and summersalting through the air. At least I do. Every time, its how I know when a dreams about to start. The dream always starts abruptly, its pretty cool, one second everythings black, next second theres scenery all around you. Sleep paralysis and dreaming go hand in hand.

      EDIT: As for the scary visitor, only some people see this old hag or shadow man. I don't. I sleep on my side so obviously I never feel anything sitting on me, instead I feel crazy energy rush things blasting through my abdomen and feel crazy stuff happening to my legs. It feels pretty good. Sometimes I feel dogs biting my hands and feet but its more like a dog whos playing because it doesn't hurt, its just mildly aggitating in a good way. If you see a shadow man trying to rape you or an old hag strangling you just remember, you have a pair of hallucinatory arms. Just strangle the bitch back
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      The thing is with sleep-paralysis is it's scary if you're scared of it. I know that was a durp sentence, but it's really if you're scared that bad things will scare you in SP, then you'll subconsciously create bad things in your SP. Best advice I've gotten from someone is (and probably the best advice that you'll find) is to ignore everything that happens in SP. Good luck!

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      Quote Originally Posted by fOrceez View Post
      The thing is with sleep-paralysis is it's scary if you're scared of it. I know that was a durp sentence, but it's really if you're scared that bad things will scare you in SP, then you'll subconsciously create bad things in your SP. Best advice I've gotten from someone is (and probably the best advice that you'll find) is to ignore everything that happens in SP. Good luck!
      Exactly, you're spot on there. Its like taking psychedelics, if you go into it thinking negative, fearful thoughts, thats the kinda trip you'll have. My sleep paralysis only started getting scary after I watched this documentary on it:
      Youtube video = PPMUz8RAjks
      sorry for posting that OP, I doubt you'll be able to resist watching that documentary. I couldn't but I kinda regret it cuz nowadays when I'm in sleep paralysis I often think about this documentary and get freaked out haha. Its all bullshit though, superstitious people think everythings ghosts and demons. An unexplained phenomenon like sleep paralysis is a prime target for religious fanatics who desperately want evidence that demons/devils are real so they can convince that you need religion to save you from it.

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      Quote Originally Posted by CrimpJiggler View Post
      Exactly, you're spot on there. Its like taking psychedelics, if you go into it thinking negative, fearful thoughts, thats the kinda trip you'll have. My sleep paralysis only started getting scary after I watched this documentary on it:
      Youtube video = PPMUz8RAjks
      sorry for posting that OP, I doubt you'll be able to resist watching that documentary. I couldn't but I kinda regret it cuz nowadays when I'm in sleep paralysis I often think about this documentary and get freaked out haha. Its all bullshit though, superstitious people think everythings ghosts and demons. An unexplained phenomenon like sleep paralysis is a prime target for religious fanatics who desperately want evidence that demons/devils are real so they can convince that you need religion to save you from it.
      So why would you link that video? O__o

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      I always panic when I'm in sleep paralysis because for some reason I assume I'm dying and think that I have to fight it or I'll stop breathing and living forever, and then I wake up.

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