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      Sleep Paralysis - Extremely Dangerous !

      2 Years ago I have asked this community for help and as people here are very helpful I want to warn others.
      http://www.dreamviews.com/lucid-expe...eriencing.html

      A year ago I had hallucinations for a second (cars in front of me disappearing,weather changing)while driving but as it was midday I could not connect it to sleep paralysis.

      Last night I have experienced extreme affects of paralysis & other sleep disorders.
      On mountain road at night curved road was changing(Hallucination of-course)to straight road on the blink of an eye and vice versa.
      While trying to find it was physically straight or curved I have passed around 5 turns but then failed. (Driving slowly & concentrated)

      I have crashed and found rims & bumpers 50 meters from the car.
      Stop the car while hallucination it is first step to paralysis (In my experience) you may not fall asleep but your brain will! and you will not be able to hit the brake even when you see a wall!

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      If you cant analyze if it is reality or a dream stop the car when you see pack of werewolves on the road dont try to continue it will not stop until you sleep or crash.

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      if this is a dream, then you are fine and you will wake up (no matter how dangerous the dream seems. if this is reality that you keep having these hallucinations, then you have a problem and need to go to a doctor. sleep paralysis doesnt hit you in the middle of waking, so if you are experiencing that and/or hallucinations, it could be a disease or a form of narcolepsy.

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      To break out of sleep paralysis, wiggle the tips (just the very tips) of your fingers, you should break out within a second or two. At least this works for me (but then I voluntarily entered the sleep paralysis, I did not wake into it or have it suddenly come upon me from out of no-where)
      Sure LUCID DREAMS are all fun and games until someone loses a third eye.

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      If you are not dreaming while this is going on and your problem is still persisting then perhaps, you need to see a neurologist? We can't give you a proper diagnosis of what is going on here. We are not doctors. I don't think it would be right for us to make any conclusions on what is going on with you until you examined the other factors. (IMO)
      Have you ever experienced seizures, stroke or any prior head injuries? Also, have you ever experiencing insomnia? If you take any meds then that can be a factor too.
      Please be careful on the road.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Sensei View Post
      if this is a dream, then you are fine and you will wake up (no matter how dangerous the dream seems. if this is reality that you keep having these hallucinations, then you have a problem and need to go to a doctor. sleep paralysis doesnt hit you in the middle of waking, so if you are experiencing that and/or hallucinations, it could be a disease or a form of narcolepsy.
      I am not narcoleptic at all during the day...But driving in both cases was relaxing so it may caused it anyway.

      Quote Originally Posted by cooleymd
      To break out of sleep paralysis, wiggle the tips (just the very tips) of your fingers, you should break out within a second or two. At least this works for me (but then I voluntarily entered the sleep paralysis, I did not wake into it or have it suddenly come upon me from out of no-where).
      Yes I know some of these tips but that was too much of multitasking for me.



      Quote Originally Posted by Ibeauty
      If you are not dreaming while this is going on and your problem is still persisting then perhaps, you need to see a neurologist? We can't give you a proper diagnosis of what is going on here. We are not doctors. I don't think it would be right for us to make any conclusions on what is going on with you until you examined the other factors. (IMO)
      Have you ever experienced seizures, stroke or any prior head injuries? Also, have you ever experiencing insomnia? If you take any meds then that can be a factor too.
      Please be careful on the road.
      I cant get medical advice's here I did not posted it for it.
      As I googled and searched over the internet I have found that people with sleep disorders like sleep paralysis and lucid dreaming get this kind of hypnagogic hallucinations especially while driving.
      I think our past history of such sleep disorders could help us to perceive reality.I thought that I got get back to normal.
      People without lucid dreaming experience would take a nap and did not remember but now I know the process step by step so next time I will just stop the car and sleep.

      P.S.
      I do not want to drive any time soon
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      This is not sleep paralysis. This sounds to me like schizophrenia, which doesn't necessarily have to be seen as a bad thing, however you should see a psychologist or neurologist. Whatever it is though, you definitely shouldn't be behind the wheel until you get it figured out.

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      Do you mean Cataplexy? I've heard that cataplexy without narcolepsy is rare and the cause is unknown. I don't think what you were experiencing was lucid dreaming. Cataplexy can cause things liked you have described.Please provide us with more information. Where did you get your information? Did you ever suffer from schizophrenia? I still think that you are better off consulting a Doctor. (IMO)

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      Here: http://www.dreamviews.com/dream-yoga...explained.html

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      Here: http://www.dreamviews.com/wake-initi...mystified.html

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      Last edited by Ibeauty; 12-30-2016 at 10:55 PM.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Nuova View Post
      This is not sleep paralysis. This sounds to me like schizophrenia, which doesn't necessarily have to be seen as a bad thing, however you should see a psychologist or neurologist. Whatever it is though, you definitely shouldn't be behind the wheel until you get it figured out.
      I do not thing that is schizophrenia it only happened twice for me and in both examples I was close to sleep.

      Quote Originally Posted by Ibeauty;
      Do you mean Cataplexy? I've heard that cataplexy without narcolepsy is rare and the cause is unknown. I don't think what you were experiencing was lucid dreaming. Cataplexy can cause things liked you have described. (IMO)
      Cataplaxy looks like sleep paralysis with full consciousness.I new that it was not real,like in lucid dreams but I was not asleep so illusions was not in a dream they where in front of me like hallucinations.
      They faded when I tried to concentrate on the road but returned again and this time while I was in full aware of the danger I felt like unable move.(Sometimes I have SP).
      At first I decided to stop the car and get sleep but unfortunately changed by mind when these illusions faded I considered that I could handle it.


      Quote Originally Posted by Ibeauty;
      Where did you get your information? Did you ever suffer from schizophrenia? I still think that you are better off consulting a Doctor. (IMO)
      There are lot of articles which I`ve found on google about hallucinations for people who has sleep disorder.
      For example :Why Am I Having Hypnagogic Hallucinations? - University Health News
      “So Strange and So Real”
      Hypnagogic refers to the transition between being wakefulness and sleep. It’s that drowsy feeling you have just as you’re falling asleep. You may be somewhat aware of your surroundings during this period. You may even have mild dream-like thoughts. But hypnagogic hallucinations are much different. They tend to seem very “lifelike” and have a strong sensory component. You’ll see, hear and feel things as though you were fully awake.
      When you awake from a typical dream, you usually know that you were dreaming. And even if you had a disturbing dream or nightmare, you can chalk it up to a bad dream and get on with your day.
      But if you have hypnagogic hallucinations, you may have a harder time separating them from reality. Because they’re often so strange and seem so real, they can leave you feeling afraid and confused because the contents of the hallucinations made no sense.
      As I have investigated my incident was very close to "Hypnagogic Hallucinations".
      And it is nowhere near schizophrenia and I have never suffered hallucinations.

      P.S.
      And of course I will not drive at night & without good night`s sleep .
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      Maybe I misread or missed something here, so apologies if what I say misses the point or makes incorrect assumptions. But:

      The overall conclusion I come to reading this thread is really simply “Drowsiness and sleep behind the wheel are dangerous”, which (hopefully) reasonable people would not argue with. Hypnagogic hallucinations are things that appear to happen to pretty much everyone during sleep and are therefore not abnormal in themselves; however, like dreams, we normally are either unconscious and unaware that they happen or else we simply don't remember that they did. It's possible sometimes to experience them in certain cases (usually rare unless one is deliberately practicing the skill of falling asleep while retaining consciousness and lucidity), and doesn't necessarily indicate a problem unless it actually interferes with one's normal life in some way.

      Also, this is the first time I've heard lucid dreaming be described as a disorder. I don't really know of any healthy individuals here who have practiced lucid dreaming and gotten into danger as a direct result of it. I would expect falling asleep while driving to be dangerous whether or not someone actually experienced hypnagogic hallucinations, sleep paralysis, lucid dreams, or anything else in the process.

      Anyway, I'm very glad that you, nikag, have come to the right conclusion to never drive (or operate any other dangerous machinery) if you are sleepy or even slightly drowsy.
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