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Pinned To My Bed


this might sound strange but here it goes. It was a typical day off (I have my daughter on my days off) we had dinner and watch a movie. We went to bed and she slept in my room on a cot.

Right before I fell asleep I could feel pressure on my shoulders and time seemed to slow down. I could hear the fan moving real slow and a scratching noise. It was very hard to breathe and I tried to yell for help but couldn't speak. I could hear something besides the scratching but I couldn't understand it.

My daughter helped me out of my bed, and I couldn't even stand. It felt as I was being choked to death. I've been freaking out ever since that has happened. It wasn't the first time it has happened. Usually it happens around one or two in the morning.

My roomate says it is all in my head but it has scared the hell out of me. I also started to talk in my sleep since being pinned to my bed and I have never talked in my sleep before. My roomate said she sometimes I yell in my sleep and other times its jiberish. It's just strange to me that all this has happened since that night.

I have been doing a little research but couldn't find much on this. So I am not sure on what to do. Should I talk to someone about it or just keep it to myself? I'm not that religious or anything but I do believe in a higher being. This experience really scared me and I'm just confused on what to do about it.

Am I just crazy or has anyone experienced anything similar? All of your comments are welcome and thank you for taking the time to read this.

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jonmazo (1 posts)
10 years ago (2014-07-25)

It sounds like an episode of Sleep Paralysis. I've experienced this numerous times as well, and it can be very scary, especially if you're not familiar with it. I've also felt like I was going to die during an episode on a couple of occasions. Many people experiences Sleep Paralysis, but a lot of them just think it's a dream, so you're not alone.

Sleep Paralysis is basically when you're body falls asleep, but your brain stays awake to some degree. You're body naturally paralyzes itself during certain periods of sleep to ensure you don't hurt yourself, which is why you can't move or speak. I'm guess you were still able to move your eyes? That's how it is for me.

Hallucinations can happen during sleep paralysis as well, both auditory and visual. Out of body experiences can also happen with Sleep Paralysis.

I can go on, so you should read into it more. It's important to have a good, normal sleep schedule to minimize the occurrences of this. ALSO, if you have another episode, the best thing I can recommend is CLOSE YOUR EYES and try to go back to sleep. That's really the best thing you can do, and don't panic.

I hope that helps and sorry for writing too much.

- Jon

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