Can I ask you something – have you ever had this feeling, when you fall asleep or when you wake up, you try to turn on the other side, but you can’t. And you can’t move your arms and legs – like they are glued to your mattress. You realize and feel that something is moving in the darkness. Something is coming from the corner of the room and slowly going towards you. And you try to move, scream for help – but, you can’t talk. And some people have also experienced like someone is choking them – like they have someone’s hand around their neck. And all of a sudden you can move. You stand up and look for the “creature” that was in your room – but you can’t see anything. Have you ever felt this or been in this situation?
If YES, then you shouldn’t be worried, because many people around the world have experienced and suffered from this strange condition as well. This awkward experience is also known as sleep paralysis and it’s one of the most frightening conditions.
Ladies and gentlemen, don’t be afraid and don’t panic! Why? Well, because there is a simple explanation behind this. Yes, there is a scientific explanation for this. This condition usually happens when the person’s mind is awake, but the body is still sleeping. It usually occurs when people are falling asleep, but more often when they are about to wake up. So, the mind and the body are in specific point between dreaming and waking up. And because of that, all those weird things occur.
Sleep paralysis is natural because it happens when you are in REM – Rapid Eye Movement sleep mode – when people are dreaming. So, you should know that the scary shadows in your bedroom aren’t real, and they are actually hallucinations. It’s because you think that you are conscious, but your mind is still dreaming and that’s why everything is more realistic.
The best way(s) to wake up from sleep paralysis:
According to the experts, sleep paralysis is a personal problem. Yes, and this means that some of these methods will work for you, and others won’t.
- Relax – first, you should relax your body. Don’t fight it, because this will create panic and increase the chances of having scary hallucinations.
- Wiggle your fingers and toes – you should know that these tiny movements will eventually tell your brain that your body is awake and to stop the atonia.
- Move your eyes – you should try to move your eyes, by blinking and looking around the room. And, the main purpose in this method is to establish waking-like movements to fully awaken your brain and body together.
- Move your lips and facial muscles.
- Breathe slowly and deeply – yes, you should breath slowly and deeply (as much as you can). And, if your breathing feels restricted, remember that you have been breathing fine like this while asleep for hours.
- Maintain a positive mental state – you should try to focus about something more relaxing. Imagine a beach in the sun, a million miles away from the darkness of your bedroom.
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