Saturday, March 31, 2012

Sleep paralysis

I'm usually not one to try to find rational explanations for things that seem paranormal or otherwise, but I cam across a discussion today that shed some light on something that's happened to me a lot. Now, I have a name for it: sleep paralysis. Like other symptoms, I had no idea it was Chiari related. (Clarification: for me it's probably Chiari related. Other people can have it, too.)

So heres the scenario...

I'm lying there in bed and am half awake, half asleep. Only, I can't move. I'm aware of everything that's going on around me but my body is breathing regularly, like I'm asleep, and my eyes are closed. It's a totally terrifying feeling. Sometimes, it will feel like my body is floating up towards the ceiling.

I thought I had just perfected astral projection. But, apparently, it is sleep paralysis.

Here is your link for more information on the topic:

So why does this happen? More symptoms having to do with the blocked flow and crowding in the brain. It's amazing what all that stuff is causing.

It's apparently not dangerous or anything, although I am usually hit with a severe headache when I come out of it. Not that the headache is anything new, though.


  1. Oh wow I so get this. I looked it up and came to the same conclusion as you that it was sleep paralysis. I even asked a doctor about it they said I just was having night terrors. I believe they are wrong. I'm glad I'm not the only one.

  2. I just saw this comment! I had no idea, either, that this was a "thing." These episodes are scary as hell. I was really starting to think that they might be something paranormal...

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