||[Jul. 21st, 2007|04:47 pm]
I just woke up from sleep paralysis
. Once my brain woke up fully and I realized what was going on, I stopped panicking so much and freeing my body wasn't so hard. When I made my final effort and sat up bolt upright it felt so good. I have no idea how long I struggled. Of course, to me it felt like forever. Could have been 10-15 minutes.
The last time I had sleep paralysis it was more than a decade ago. Back then it was a lot more intense (and I was a lot more scared) and thought it was some kind of religious experience :)
I've had sleep paralysis before. Not for as long at once as you it seems. But I hear the best thing to do is try to start blinking, then moving an eye, then finger tips and other things. - just a tip.
Yeah, I just saw that on wikipedia. Thanks.
Also, just curious - how did you get here?
Well, I was born in a certain country, and that country had a certain amount of wealth, and that wealth supported a certain kind of infrastructure, and that infrastructure included both welfare, and the internet. Hence, I am floating about cyberspace, typing into my computer.
....oh, and it's all powered by electricity. Which is a substance, much like your magic, that comes out of walls.
"As wealth concentrates, poverty spreads."
P.S I've been reading this; http://community.livejournal.com/philosophy/friends
Ah, philosophers. I can never figure out if they're deep or just talking out of their asses :)
Been there, done that. I don't remember how I managed it, but I fell asleep in a position that cut the circulation to my leg. Woke up, tried to take a step, fell, panicked, cried out for help.
But let me assure you, sleep paralysis is way scarier than either of those things especially if you don't know what you're going through. I remember my first time so vividly I could describe it like it happened yesterday.
The second time it happened was when I was falling asleep. I think that's even worse. I was terrified of napping for a while (all my episodes have been during daytime naps). Several times after that, I would sense when I was about to nap that I was slipping into paralysis, so I would twitch to wake myself up and try again. Fortunately I've been able to avoid paralysis while falling asleep with that strategy since then.
Man, so that's what it is! I had one of those experiences two years ago - but I thought it was a particularly horrible lucid dream.